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Cocktail Dress

Because of my job, I constantly must attend various cocktails. For a busy person like me, these types of cocktails are very important in terms of career development and interaction with new people from the sector. That is why I insist too much on participating in these types of cocktails. But when you participate in ...

Biden faces DOJ ‘litmus test’ in Hunter Biden tax probe

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to restore independence and public trust in the Justice Department upon taking office and wall himself off from any civil or criminal investigations. Now, that pledge faces its biggest test as federal prosecutors scrutinze Biden’s son, Hunter, over his financial dealings. “It’s not just an associate of Joe Biden that ...

The FTC should open up Facebook to innovators, not break it up

Fred Wilson is a venture capitalist and the principal and cofounder of Union Square Ventures. He also writes the blog AVC.  Breaking up Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, and other big internet companies is an antiquated take on regulating large monopolies, Wilson writes.  Instead, he believes politicians and policy makers should transform these platforms into protocols, ...

Biden taps Susan Rice for WH role, Dems resent allies getting top jobs

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Susan Rice to head the White House’s Domestic Policy Council. Rice, who was national security advisor to former President Barack Obama, has a longstanding relationship with Biden — as do many of Biden’s recent appointments. Biden goes way back with his nominated secretary of state Anthony Blinken, agriculture secretary Tom ...

Facebook allowed fraud to continue as long as it got paid: report

Facebook told workers to ignore fraudulent ads and hacked accounts as long as the company “gets paid,” BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. BuzzFeed News’ investigation revealed how Facebook consistently prioritized making money over protecting users from scams, hackers, and disinformation. Ahead of the US elections in November, Facebook even told its ad reviewers to focus on selling ...

Idaho AG and other GOP legislators disagree with Texas lawsuit

A small group of House Republicans and Republican attorneys general have publicly disagreed with the latest election lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Republican attorneys general in Idaho, Ohio, and Georgia have declined to support the lawsuit. Sen. Mitt Romney called the lawsuit, “simply madness.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A ...

‘It’s silly season’: Airbnb and DoorDash’s IPO rallies signal return of dot-com-era greed, strategists say

The Nasdaq digital billboard in Times Square in New York on December 10. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images Airbnb’s and DoorDash’s massive debut rallies suggest the IPO market is getting ahead of itself, top strategists said Thursday. Airbnb spiked 115% when it began trading publicly for the first time on Thursday. DoorDash closed 86% higher in its Wednesday ...

Business Insider’s top advertising and media stories for December 11

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for December 11. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at LJohnson@businessinsider.com. First: We want to hear from public relations executives. Please take our anonymous survey and tell us ...

Live updates on FDA COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee, Pfizer

12:30 PM: “Let’s roll:” Pfizer trial participant argues an emergency OK should be granted right now Evan Fein said he’s had the vaccine for about five months now, and is enjoying exercising, and helping out his older parents. FDA VRBPAC / YouTube Evan Fein, a participant in Pfizer’s vaccine trial, said he believes the vaccine ...