Acceptance rates at elite colleges hit a record low as students face cancelled college entrance exams and online learning difficulties

The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for students to land a coveted spot at an Ivy League. Canceled college entrance exams and remote learning contribute to the “record low” admission rates. Ivy Leagues are under pressure to have more diversity after the Varsity Blues scandal. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder […]

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Fact check: Georgia is not removing Coca-Cola products from state-owned buildings

The claim: Georgia is removing Coca-Cola products from all state-owned buildings Shortly after brands such as Coca-Cola condemned Georgia’s new voting law, posts surfaced online claiming that the state would remove the beverage giant’s products from all government buildings.  “Georgia removing Coke from all State owned buildings,” reads an April 6 Facebook post with 1,000 shares and over 100 reactions. “What do you think […]

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Trump officials bragged about pressuring CDC to alter Covid reports, emails reveal

Congressional investigators have released emails and documents that show Department of Health and Human Services appointees under former-President Donald Trump regularly bragged about their efforts to influence researchers' reports on the coronavirus. Trump appointees succeeded on several occasions in changing language and influencing the tone of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, which offer […]

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Facebook Spent $23 Million On Mark Zuckerberg’s Security Last Year – “Negative Sentiment Regarding Our Company Directly Associated” With CEO

Facebook founder-CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s compensation totaled $25.3 million last year but that was almost all for security – he continued to take a base salary of $1 — reflecting his role as founder and CEO of a company that’s polarized public opinion. The “all other compensation” category, usually minimal for most corporate executives, included more than $23 million for personal […]

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This Is America’s Worst Retailer

Today’s consumers have an abundance of online information available to help them make the right choices when shopping. And ratings can help not just with what to buy but also with where. One publisher of a widely-used rating index of retailers has recently updated its customer satisfaction grades for dozens of major retailers. Over the years the index was published, […]

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Experts are worried about the rise of vaccine skepticism

Hello, Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I’m Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and this week in healthcare news: We found out that experts largely think AstraZeneca’s vaccine is safe — despite a new side effect warning; An analysis of healthcare CEO compensation found that most made more money in 2020; Investors have poured $169 million into weight loss apps that some experts think […]

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Confessions of Big Law's burned-out associates: 5 current and former lawyers from firms like Cleary, Davis Polk, and Goodwin detail their nonstop daily work schedules

Big Law firms have been giving associates special bonuses up to $64,000. The payouts are an effort to increase retention after a year of non-stop work. 5 current Big Law associates told Insider about their daily schedules and how they feel trapped in their current jobs. See more stories on Insider’s business page. With work booming across practices, Big Law […]

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