Bill Gates: What Joe Biden should do on his first day in office to stop the coronavirus, if he is elected

I asked Bill Gates what he thought Joe Biden, if elected, should do about the coronavirus on January 21, his first day in office. Gates said Biden should listen to the experts more, encourage mask wearing, stay in the World Health Organization, and fix the painfully slow US coronavirus testing system. “You really have to view the pandemic as a problem that you’re willing to talk about,” Gates said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Bill Gates doesn’t skip a beat when imagining how the US might approach the coronavirus pandemic differently if the country were to elect a new president this November. “If he wins, what do you… Read More

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TikTok salaries revealed: How much the tech company pays for key US roles in engineering, product, and more

TikTok and its China-based parent company ByteDance have been on a hiring spree in the US this year, even as the company has faced threats of a ban or forced sale by the Trump administration. TikTok plans to add 10,000 employees in the US over the next three years. Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s third-quarter 2020 disclosure data for foreign workers to shed light on what TikTok and ByteDance paid employees in departments like engineering, product management, and data science. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have been on a hiring spree this year. The company more than… Read More

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PITCH DECK LIBRARY: Search through over 150 pitch decks that startups including Uber, Postmates, and Airbnb used to raise millions

Startups convince investors to fund their ideas using pitch decks — presentations that combine slideshows with storytelling. Business Insider regularly seeks out and publishes these decks to give readers an inside look at how successful companies persuaded investors to fund them. For the first time, these decks have been combined into a single, searchable library that you can explore below. The more than 150 decks show companies at different stages in their quests for funding. Some are from companies looking for late-stage funding as they neared an IPO. Others show household names in their fledgling years. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Billions of dollars in venture capital flow… Read More

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Stocks could stage ‘modest’ correction over next 2 weeks if economic data sours, JPMorgan says

The stock market can stage a “modest correction” if economic data falls below expectations and Congress lags in passing new stimulus, JPMorgan strategists led by John Normand said Friday. The resurgence in coronavirus cases already weighed on recent spending data and sentiment gauges. With the July jobs report and retail sales data on the horizon, the market faces several risks to the downside. “Some misgivings are justified,” the bank said, but investors shouldn’t shift to defensive strategies just yet. Though the market could decline, a larger correction of 10% or more is unlikely judging by below-average stock market positioning, the team added. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.… Read More

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