New poll on the eve of Trump’s impeachment trial finds that 51% of Americans think he should be removed from office

A slender majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump should be removed from office, according to a new CNN poll. The poll, which was taken between January 16-19, found that 51% of Americans say the Senate should convict Trump in his impeachment trial, which would trigger his removal from office. The House of Representatives voted last month to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Ahead of his trial this week there has been an uptick in public sentiment in favor of Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A slender majority of Americans believe the Senate should vote to convict… Read More

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FINTECH AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION: How low-overhead direct banking models enable banks to profitably serve the US’ 33 million underbanked households

This is a preview of the Fintech and Financial Inclusion research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Fintech industry research reports. Historically, the US banking industry has discussed financial inclusion solely in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Offering services to the underserved — unbanked consumers who lack access to banking products, and underbanked consumers who make only limited use of mainstream financial services — has long been economically unviable. But two forces have flipped the conversation from CSR to a genuine business opportunity. First, digital tools from mobile banking to AI are driving down costs and… Read More

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HR startup Personio raised $75 million from top-tier Silicon Valley investors without a pitch deck

Munich-based HR startup Personio has just raised a pre-emptive $75 million Series C round. Silicon Valley fund Accel led the round with participation from Lightspeed Ventures. Previous investors Index Ventures, Northzone, Global Founders Capital, and Picus Capital also participated in the round. The round takes the German startup’s total funding to $150 million since its founding in 2015. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Munich-based HR startup Personio has raised $75 million from top-tier backers including Accel and Lightspeed. The company’s CEO and cofounder Hanno Renner is a former yacht skipper who founded the company in 2015. Personio helps companies manage staff and resources through its platform. Silicon Valley… Read More

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Iran Threatens To Quit Nuclear Treaty If Europeans Bring Case To U.N.

Watch Video Iran has threatened to quit a global nuclear treaty if European countries go to the U.N. Security Council over Tehran’s commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal. Last week, the U.K., Germany and France triggered a dispute mechanism after accusing Iran of violating the 2015 nuclear deal. That means the matter could be sent to the U.N. Security Council, which could reimpose U.N. sanctions against Iran. In response, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday, “If the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran’s file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the [Non-Proliferation Treaty].” The Non-Proliferation Treaty is a decades-old deal that almost 200 countries… Read More

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‘Very Hectic:’ What It’s Like To Be A House Impeachment Manager

Watch Video Former Florida Republican Congressman Bill McCollum is one of a small handful of people in U.S. history who have argued to oust a sitting President in a Senate impeachment trial. “I didn’t particularly want to do it, not because I was afraid of doing it. It’s just it was a very important thing. And I did not like the idea that a president put us in that position,” McCollum said. In January 1999, McCollum took the lead in presenting a summary of the case against then-President Bill Clinton to the Senate. That’s something he says took intense preparation. “I took the time to go to my apartment. I… Read More

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