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Healthcare 2020-12-02T23:33:24Z

Interpol warns that organized crime groups will likely try to steal 'liquid gold' COVID vaccines as well as peddle fake doses

Law enforcement should be on high alert for criminal entities attempting to penetrate distribution networks or pass off fake vaccines, the group said.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-02T18:10:07Z
Elon Musk at Gigafactory Germany

Tesla just settled its yearslong lawsuit with a whistleblower who enraged Elon Musk. But accounting experts say it leaves questions about where hundreds of millions of dollars went.

Leaked documents from a suit involving Tesla showed in 2018 there was companywide concern about hundreds of millions of dollars in scrap waste. But that cash doesn't seem to appear in Tesla's financials.
Personal Finance 2020-12-02T17:18:00Z
FILE PHOTO: Southwest planes sit in a desert graveyard near Victorville, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Southwest has 5 different credit cards for enjoying flight perks and earning points toward the Companion Pass — here's how to decide which is best for you

There are three Southwest consumer credit cards and two Southwest business credit cards. We broke down the details to find the best option for you.
Transportation 2020-12-02T16:44:34Z

The DOT is cracking down on emotional-support animals on airplanes and will allow only trained dogs to fly

Flyers were using the service-animal loophole to bring a menagerie of pets on board, including pigs, peacocks, and snakes.
Transportation 2020-12-02T15:30:00Z

Why Volkswagen stopped making its most iconic car, the VW Beetle

In its 81-year run, the Beetle sold over 23 million units. So, how did this tiny German car take over the world, and has it really met its end?
Transportation 2020-12-02T15:10:40Z

Countries worldwide are passing laws to kill the gas-powered car — here's who's going all-electric, and when

It will take a combined effort on the part of automakers and municipalities to create EVs people actually want to buy and places to charge them.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-02T14:44:37Z

GM and Nikola's controversial deal almost fell apart — but the new, lower-key partnership could be great for both companies

General Motors and Nikola announced an updated deal, with GM no longer taking an equity stake and plans to build an all-electric pickup truck dropped.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-02T14:26:29Z

Uber and Lyft driver earnings compared: Data reveals which app pays better in NYC, LA, Chicago, and 13 other major American cities

Uber drivers make more than their counterparts on Lyft in 12 of the 16 cities Business Insider analyzed.
Premium Tech 2020-12-02T14:10:00Z

Starlink profits are supposed to help SpaceX head to Mars, but the satellite-internet project may need 3 million subscribers just to break even

Elon Musk hopes Starlink will net the company $30 billion to $50 billion a year. Reaching that lofty goal won't be easy, and is far from guaranteed.
Transportation 2020-12-02T13:49:05Z

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he'd be open to merger talks with a rival. 'We'd certainly have that conversation.'

"If someone said, 'hey, we think it would be a good idea to merge with Tesla,' we'd certainly have that conversation," its CEO Elon Musk said.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-02T13:43:00Z

The CEO of Aeva left a comfortable job at Apple to start a lidar company. Here's how he knew it was time to become his own boss.

Aeva is taking on lidar rivals like Velodyne, Innoviz, and Luminar and has partnerships with Audi and ZF.
Tech 2020-12-02T01:10:38Z

Amazon is launching new industrial AI tools to help companies monitor productivity and worker safety

Amazon announced a suite of industrial tools that use machine learning to predict equipment failures and safety and compliance violations.
Personal Finance 2020-12-01T22:56:33Z

The best airline credit cards of 2020

The best airline credit cards from American Airlines, Delta and more, plus more versatile options including the Chase Sapphire Preferred.
Transportation 2020-12-01T22:39:25Z

Elon Musk warns Tesla staff that its stock could 'get crushed like a soufflé under a sledgehammer' if the company isn't careful about spending

Business Insider has seen a copy of Musk's full email to Tesla employees, which was sent Tuesday while the CEO was in Germany.
Transportation 2020-12-01T22:29:50Z

The short-seller that unraveled Nikola's GM deal says another electric-vehicle startup engaged in fraud

Hindenburg Research says the Chinese EV startup Kandi, listed on the Nasdaq, has faked sales and recorded improper revenue for years.
Transportation 2020-12-01T20:08:31Z

The bizarre case of Elon Musk and the Tesla whistleblower has closed, but questions about millions of dollars wasted at the Gigafactory remain

Leaked court documents reveal that Tesla was worried about millions of dollars in waste in 2018. Where did that go?

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Tech 2020-12-01T19:31:40Z

A reporter interviewed more than 80 Uber drivers in Kenya, and every one of them said they're struggling financially

NBC News spoke with current and former Uber drivers in Kenya who say they fell into debt after believing the company's promises of financial success.
Transportation 2020-12-01T18:26:00Z

How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

Pfizer's vaccine is among the most difficult to transport as it's required to be stored at below-freezing temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit.
Transportation 2020-12-01T17:06:25Z

Volkswagen unveils 'Mission T' to catch up to Tesla — and has tapped a Porsche race-car engineer to help make it happen

The automaker's CEO is facing a vote of confidence from his board this week after ruffling feathers as he pushes for structural change.
Transportation 2020-12-01T16:46:44Z

The rise and fall of the Nikola Badger, the all-electric Cybertruck rival that never was

The Badger would have been the perfect Tesla Cybertruck rival, but now it's dead. Thus, the question becomes: Can you mourn something that never was?
Premium Transportation 2020-12-01T16:17:47Z

5 charts reveal how badly the loss of business travel is hurting America's biggest airlines — and why a COVID-19 vaccine won't ease the pain

A key revenue source has all but collapsed as outbreaks continue to block most overseas travel, with most companies avoiding nonessential trips.
Science 2020-12-01T15:49:19Z

The Arecibo telescope's 900-ton platform has crashed into its disk below and destroyed the iconic radio observatory

One of Earth's key radio telescopes fell in on itself, dealing a major blow to astronomers' searches for hazardous asteroids and alien life.
Premium Transportation 2020-12-01T13:35:00Z

Meet the 15 top executives leading Ford into a future of electric cars

Business Insider identified 15 power players at Ford based on original reporting, publicly available information, and other news.
Transportation 2020-12-01T10:48:40Z

A former Tesla employee who filed a whistleblower tip is paying the company $400,000 for divulging trade secrets, following a 2-year dispute with Elon Musk

The proposed settlement follows a bitter conflict between the former process technician Martin Tripp and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Transportation 2020-12-01T10:30:00Z

Elon Musk wanted to name his tequila 'Teslaquila,' but Mexico wouldn't let him

Essentially, if Elon Musk's Tesla wanted the prestige of making a tequila, it had to use the unaltered word, so as to avoid diluting the brand.
Markets 2020-12-01T09:55:00Z

Chinese automaker Kandi plunges nearly 30% after short-seller Hindenburg accused it of fabricating sales to raise $160 million from US investors

The electric vehicle maker's largest customer was found to share a phone number with its own subsidiary, according to the report.
Transportation 2020-11-30T21:35:26Z

Americans say they feel increasingly unsafe flying as new coronavirus cases continue to spike

The lowest number of Americans surveyed by UBS said they feel comfortable flying or vacationing since late July.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-30T21:15:48Z

SpaceX may shell out billions to outsource Starlink satellite-dish production, an industry insider says — and lose up to $2,000 on each one it sells

The Elon Musk-founded company appears to have contracted a Swiss electronics giant to build user terminals for about $2,400 a pop.
Tech 2020-11-30T19:55:58Z

We compared the Tesla Cybertruck, Hummer EV, and 4 other upcoming electric pickup trucks by 11 different specs

There are currently six electric pickup trucks on the horizon, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Transportation 2020-11-30T18:16:48Z

Futuristic Mercedes doesn't have a steering wheel

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is a futuristic concept car that looks more spaceship than automobile and trades in a steering wheel for a joystick.
Transportation 2020-11-30T17:24:59Z

Nikola's Badger has been canceled, but other electric pickups with outlandish features are coming — here's what to expect from Tesla, Rivian, GMC, and others

A whole host of electric pickup trucks are set to flood the market, and if all goes to plan, they'll change how we think about optional features.
Transportation 2020-11-30T17:01:11Z

Sunday saw the most travelers pass through US airports since the pandemic began as Americans bucked CDC warnings against Thanksgiving travel

The influx of travelers came as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against travel as large gatherings can spread the virus quicker.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-30T16:52:04Z

6 cargo airlines and freight operators poised to win big when the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines are ready to go

The challenges of shipping Pfizer's and Moderna's candidates create a new set of hurdles for carriers — and some are more prepared than others.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-30T16:36:41Z

6 flying car startups that will produce returns years before air taxis take off, according VCs and experts

Investors looking for shorter term payoffs should look at the outfits developing the tech that will enable the likes of Joby and Lilium to take off.
Transportation 2020-11-30T16:14:21Z

REVIEW: The $144,000 Taycan 4S is Porsche's first EV that pairs cosmic speed with eerie electric silence

A fun game to play when driving a Taycan is seeing how long you can glue your passengers to their seatbacks with the car's relentless acceleration.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-30T16:11:46Z

Meet the woman who helped design the new Ford Bronco and sees the iconic SUV as a multigenerational passion

Molly Gillies is a clay modeler for Ford. Her late grandfather was a clay sculptor at Ford who worked on the original Bronco from the 1960s.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-30T16:07:42Z

How the nation's largest automakers including Ford and GM have been forced to revise their strategies to face a future that wants a new kind of car

Consumers want large cars, while policies in big markets mandate that they be more efficient. Here's how the auto industry is facing that challenge.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-30T14:47:55Z

Read a leaked copy of Uber's employee handbook that reveals how its CEO has reshaped its culture

Business Insider obtained a copy of the handbook, which illustrates some of the differences between the Dara Khosrowshahi and Travis Kalanick.
Transportation 2020-11-30T14:32:55Z

GM will still supply Nikola's fuel cells but won't take any stake in the embattled startup or build its electric pickup

Nikola said that its Badger pickup truck — its only planned consumer model — was canceled and that deposits would be refunded to customers.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-30T14:18:58Z

This early-round startup thinks it can take on SpaceX with spaceplanes that fly astronauts to the ISS for a tenth of the cost

Startup Radian Aerospace is seeking a $20 million Series A to develop a spaceplane that uses a rocket sled to boost a crew of five into orbit.
Transportation 2020-11-29T13:54:00Z

3 islands will be built off the coast of Malaysia and connected using autonomous vehicles — see the plans for 'BiodiverCity'

The "urban lilypads" will eventually house 15,000 to 18,000 residents and will have areas of business and cultural development.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-29T13:26:00Z

The inside story of how Henrik Fisker pulled off a $3 billion deal to fuel his electric car comeback

The deal used a once-derided but now popular investment vehicle called a SPAC to execute a reverse-merger and list Fisker on the NYSE.
Tech 2020-11-29T13:09:00Z

This solar-powered yacht has a range of 56 nautical miles and is designed for weekend cruises — take a look

Dutch company Soel Yachts just added another yacht to its a line of solar-powered vehicles.
Transportation 2020-11-29T13:03:00Z

MIT developed an autonomous 'Roboat' that can transport people and navigate through canals in Amsterdam

The Roboats use the same technology as self-driving cars to steer through waterways.
Transportation 2020-11-29T13:00:00Z

I visited airport lounges of the 3 major US airlines and saw how the pandemic has changed the once-extravagant experience – here's what it's like to lounge during the pandemic

Airlines are approaching their lounges differently but passengers who choose to arrive late and go straight to the gate aren't missing out on much.
Transportation 2020-11-29T12:49:00Z

This yacht maker's concept resort uses solar-powered electric catamarans as 'floating villas'

Silent-Yachts is "in talks with investors," according to a news release. If the concept were to be built, the resort could be ready in under 18 months.
Tech 2020-11-29T01:25:00Z

Amazon is expanding its logistics empire like never before to prepare for this holiday season — and it still may not be enough

Amazon hired 420,000 employees to brace for the surge in online holiday shopping amid the pandemic. But it will still be pushed to its limits.
Transportation 2020-11-28T15:00:00Z

Drones 101: The Future of Drones for Consumers and Businesses

In The Drones 101 report, Business Insider Intelligence forecasts the future of the drone market and examines how high it will fly.
Premium Transportation 2020-11-28T14:43:22Z

Winning the electric car race is just the beginning of Elon Musk's plan for Tesla

Musk's automaker dominates the EV market — which remains tiny, at just about 2% of global sales. It has to grow larger.
Transportation 2020-11-28T13:39:00Z

I flew on Spirit Airlines' first 'shuttle' flight from Newark to Boston for $25 and still overpaid – here's why it's a great budget option

Spirit's new route offers an alternative to the expensive shuttle flights offered by competitors for what is ultimately less than an hour in the air.
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