Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 22. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today's news: Walmart and Instacart chip away at Amazon's ad dominance, Quibi mulls a sale, and Suzy raises $34 million.
[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China's ByteDance to divest the video app. Emer McCarthy reports.
[NFA] With President Donald Trump poised to nominate a U.S. Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy created by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new 6-3 conservative majority could be emboldened to roll back abortion rights. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
The remnants of Hurricane Sally dumped more than a foot of rain on parts of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia on Thursday, killed at least one person, washed out bridges and roads and left hundreds of thousands without power and others with ruined homes.
A new report reveals two-thirds of imported respirator masks from China into the US failed to meet safety standards. According to Business Insider, the report was produced by ECRI, an independent nonprofit organization that monitors the safety and quality of healthcare equipment. After testing nearly 200 KN95 masks from 15 different manufacturers, ECRI found a significant majority filtered out fewer than 95 percent of particles.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. and Dr. Anthony Fauci went head to head on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about the issue of 'herd immunity' and the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Insider reports that Paul argued that the 210,000 Americans who have died from the novel coronavirus had nothing to do with public health. Instead, Business Insider reports he argued that the same number of Americans would've died of COVID-19 even if states hadn't enforced any shutdown measures.
With record low-interest mortgage rates and a collective pandemic-driven desire to get out of town, many people are seriously considering buying a second home. According to Business Insider, financial planners say there are three things that potential buyers should think about before taking the plunge. Business Insider reports that first, you need to have your own financial house in order. Be on track for retirement, and have absolutely zero high-interest debt.
Business Insider reports that Jack Ma's Ant Group is looking to raise its funding target to $35 billion through its initial-public-offering. Ant is Alibaba's fintech arm and China's dominant mobile-payments service. Ant raised its valuation to $250 billion from $225 billion. Previously, the company expected to raise $30 billion. When Ant goes public, its listing will likely be the largest IPO in the world.
State Attorney General Ashley Moody is calling on state health care regulations to take action, after I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern revealed a fake nephew signed off on a local veteran's cremation..