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CEOs are firing employees who stormed the US Capitol after seeing their photos and videos on social media

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Riots at the US Capitol Building.
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Some employees who took part in the storming of the US Capitol Wednesday were fired by their employers after posting pictures and videos of the event on social media.
Goosehead Insurance tweeted its associate general counsel "is no longer employed" by the company after he posted on Instagram that he had been tear gassed at the Capitol.
A real estate agent in Chicago was fired by her employer after posting a picture on Facebook of her celebrating with a glass of champagne after the insurrection.
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American taxpayers will pay for the damage caused by the Capitol riots because the buildings aren't insured, experts say

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The scene outside the Capitol building, following the riots.
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Taxpayers will have to pay for the high levels of damage violent mobs caused in the US Capitol on Wednesday because the site isn't covered by insurance, industry sources told Reuters .
"Taxpayers will be on the hook for repairs to the Capitol," Stephen Ellis, president of watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense, said after the building was left covered in litter, graffiti, and broken glass.
It is not yet known how much the cleanup will cost.
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