French President Emmanuel Macron says ‘America is back’ after Biden’s first few months in office

Summary List Placement French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday signaled his confidence in the United States as an ally with President Joe Biden at the nation’s head. When asked by reporters whether he thinks “America is back,” Biden gestured to Macron to answer the question.  “Yes, definitely,” Macron said at the G7 Summit. “It’s great to have a US president who’s part of the club and very willing to cooperate,” Macron said, according to Reuters. “What you demonstrate is that leadership is partnership.” When a reporter asked Biden if allies think “America is back,” Biden says to ask Macron. Macron responds, “Definitely. Definitely.” https://t.co/0bXxzjwRmX — Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 12,… Read More

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‘I miss Trump’: Lindsey Graham slams Biden foreign policy, alleges that the ‘bad guys were afraid’ of the former president

Summary List Placement GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Thursday said that he missed former President Donald Trump and derided President Joe Biden’s pre-G7 summit meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “all fluff and happy talk.” During an appearance on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Graham laced into Biden, alleging that the president is not pushing back forcefully against China and Russia. “We’ve had two cyberattacks on our economy coming from Russian territory, by Russian organizations I think are given a pass by the Russian government,” he said. “They are probably working together, to be honest with you.” He added: “Is Biden asking the Europeans to… Read More

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The cofounder of a marketing startup shares how switching his team to a 4-day workweek increased revenue by 30% and improved employees’ mental health

Summary List Placement Shane Hickenlooper was frustrated with the arbitrary nature of work. At previous jobs, he arrived in the office every day at 8:30 a.m. sharp, dressed in business casual. To make up for the monotony, many of the companies he worked for offered perks like ping-pong tables to give the appearance of a fun culture. But, he said, employees were often discouraged from using these perks, or even more substantive benefits such as paid time off. “Culture and the representation of culture can be very different,” Hickenlooper told Insider.  So when he cofounded Scroll, a 15-person marketing agency, at the beginning of this year, he knew he wanted… Read More

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Fintech is exploding in Latin America, a region long ignored by VCs. But a firm who backed Klarna, Credit Karma, and SoFi has a plan to find the next all-star there.

Summary List Placement When the next fintech all-star is born in Latin America, QED Investors plans to have a first crack at the company. The venture capital firm has gained a foothold in the region, where funding for startups remains scarce. It recently closed a $12 million fund named Fontes, Latin for fountains, that’s earmarked for pre-seed and seed companies in Latin America. The fund is being led by an immigrant-entrepreneur and principal, Ana Cristina Gadala-Maria. The secret to attracting the best founders, Gadala-Maria says, is a deep bench of limited partners who are sourcing deals. The fund’s investor base includes more than two dozen successful startup founders from Latin… Read More

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AI industry salaries revealed: How much Snowflake, Databricks, UiPath and other top AI companies pay their engineers, researchers, and staff

Summary List Placement Few industries are blowing up like artificial intelligence and big data. A combination of new technology and expanding adoption are sparking meteoric growth. The analyst firm PitchBook estimates spending on AI software and hardware will reach $138 billion this year, and grow at a rate of 23% in the next three years. That puts the industry at $258 billion in 2024. All that spending fuels an equally explosive jobs market. The job search site ZipRecruiter shows 48,955 artificial intelligence engineer jobs currently listed in the US. Those jobs pay very, very well. ZipRecruiter shows annual salaries as high as $304,500 for AI engineers, with an average of $164,769. There… Read More

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Time-lapse video shows the ice shelf of one of Antarctica’s largest glaciers breaking into large chunks

Summary List Placement The ice shelf holding together one of Antarctica’s largest glaciers is breaking apart rapidly as scientists worry it could shorten the timeline for its eventual collapse into the sea. Satellite images of Pine Island Glacier taken between 2015 and 2020 show the rapid break up of the ice shelf’s edge. A study by Washington University reveals the ice shelf lost about one-fifth of its area from 2017 to 2020, mostly in three dramatic breaks. You can watch the full time-lapse here. Read more: We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck this ex-Reddit CEO used to raise $30 million to reforest the planet The Pine Island Glacier… Read More

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