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Man Fires Flamethrower From Bus Roof, Turns A New York City Commute Into Torcher

10 days ago   |   By Jalopnik

I'm usually of the opinion that flamethrowers make everything better. Birthday party? Add a flamethrower. Funeral? Add a flamethrower. Business deal? Add a flamethrower! But one place a flamethrower probably shouldn't be is on your evening commute. This guy didn't get the memo.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snapped at reporters at a tense coronavirus press briefing where he learned that NYC schools are closing amid a spike in new infections

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Governor Cuomo arrives for briefing on COVID-19 response at Red Room at New York State Capitol Building.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated reporters during a tense coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday.
As Cuomo was being asked about whether New York City schools would close amid a surge in cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio was running more than five hours late to his own COVID-19 news conference.
Cuomo found out from a reporter at the end of the briefing that NYC schools will be closed on Thursday since the city's school chancellor broke...
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Zoom spikes as latest New York City school closure means more remote learning

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Zoom Video Communications reversed earlier losses and surged as much as 5.5% on Wednesday afternoon following the announced closure of New York City public schools, which will start Thursday. NYC public schools will transition to remote learning because a surge in COVID-19 cases pushed the 7-day positivity rate above the 3% threshold. Zoom has been a prime beneficiary of the COVID-19 related lockdowns that swept across the country throughout 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zoom Video Communications reversed its 3% loss on...
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Dow tumbles 345 points as fresh lockdown measures overshadow vaccine progress

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Reuters / Lucas Jackson
US stocks fell on Wednesday as new economic restrictions erased morning optimism around coronavirus vaccine news. New York City announced Wednesday afternoon that it will shut down public schools as virus infection rates spike. The vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 95% effective at protecting against COVID-19 in patients in a late-stage trial, Pfizer said Wednesday. The firms plan to apply for emergency use authorization on Friday. Bitcoin surged above $18,000 before paring some gains. The cryptocurrency's strong momentum has placed it...
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The world's largest wealth manager names 4 sub-sectors poised to be the 'next big thing' for investors

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A man crosses a nearly deserted Nassau Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange in the financial district of lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York City, New York, U.S., April 3, 2020.
Mike Segar/Reuters
After tech and consumer discretionary sectors dominated the last decade, investors should look elsewhere for the next market leader, Mark Haefele, chief investment officer of UBS Wealth Management, said Wednesday. After a decade of outperformance, the sectors have a 25% chance of becoming one of the two worst-performing groups over the next 10...
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New York City public schools will close indefinitely as positivity rate rises

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

New York City schools will close for in-person classes beginning Thursday, November 18.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
New York City schools will be closed for in-person learning beginning Thursday and remain closed until further notice, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday .
Over the past week, the positivity rate for COVID-19 tests administered reached 3% - the threshold officials set to determine whether schools should close, he said.
"We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19," de Blasio said.
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Excellent News: The Dog That Stopped F1 Practice In Bahrain Has Been Rescued

Excellent News: The Dog That Stopped F1 Practice In Bahrain Has Been Rescued

During Friday's second Formula One practice session ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, a nasty crash by Alex Albon brought the session to a halt. After cleanup, cars hit the... Read more ...

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The Ultimate Gift Guide For Racing Gamers And Tech-Loving Car Folks

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Vaccine experts report that the rapid progress on COVID-19 trials is a...

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Two killed in small plane crash near Telluride Regional Airport

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Two people have been declared dead after a small plane crash on Thursday afternoon near Telluride Regional Airport. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the... Read more ...

Wednesday Winners

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Wizz Air introduces discounted COVID-19 tests and travel certificates from today

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