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White Sox are entering free agency with an open wallet
The Chicago White Sox are making up for last winter’s missed opportunities. After losing the sweepstakes for the services of star free agent Manny Machado a year ago, the White Sox haven’t been shy about opening up their checkbook during the 2019 MLB free agency period. On Thursday, Chicago inked catcher Yasmani Grandal to a...
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Amazon pulls "racist" skin-lightening products
High mercury levels also cited as a reason for the controversial cosmetic products to be removed from its site
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Woman battling anorexia says girls’ trip saved her life
A 20-year-old British woman who battled anorexia for two years and dropped down to just 84 pounds credits a girls’ trip for saving her life. Chloe Frame told South West News Service, a British news agency, that her anorexia began two years ago when her parents were going through a divorce. At the time, starving...
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Republican Senators, White House Map Out Impeachment Trial
The White House has stepped up its outreach to Capitol Hill as the House impeachment inquiry gathers steam.
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Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes just made Demi Lovato feel old
"I feel old now but It's totally worth it."
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Kirstie Alley swapped cocaine for flower arrangements
The only thing Kirstie Alley is snorting these days is fresh scents.
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Phillies Rumors: Ex-Yankees SS Didi Gregorius Targeted After Joe Girardi Hire
The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly interested in free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius, who spent the past five years with the New York Yankees ...
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The MTA flooded a subway stop on purpose because 'climate change is real.' Here's how they're prepping New York for the next Superstorm Sandy.
Kaye Blegvad On Wednesday afternoon, New Yorkers encountered a fully submerged subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One commuter tweeted out a photo of the flooded stairs, asking the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to explain themselves. The MTA responded that it had flooded the platform for four hours to test the efficacy of a new flex gate that would "seal off a subway entrance." The MTA added: "We're doing this because climate change is real. In 2012, Superstorm Sandy flooded nine subway stations and two inter-borough tunnels, causing billions of dollars' worth of damage. As our planet warms, superstorms like Sandy and other hurricanes are expected to get stronger and wetter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Wednesday, New Yorker Kaye Blegvad was stymied in her attempt to board the G train at Broadway Station in Williamsburg. The entrance and stairs to the subway platform at the corner of Broadway and Union Avenue were completely underwater, and there wasn't a rain cloud in sight.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Video shows the aftermath of a NYC subway train that derailed and crashed into a wallSee Also:Painfully slow hurricanes, deadly heat, and cities without water: What the climate crisis will look like in the next 10 years, according to expertsHeat waves and floods shattered records. Fires ravaged the Arctic and the Amazon. This was the climate crisis in 2019.SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites could make astronomy on Earth 'impossible' and create a space-junk nightmare, some scientists warnSEE ALSO: Here's why storms are getting stronger, slower, and wetter
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Jarvis Landry on Myles Garrett Ban: Almost Like NFL Trying to Mess with Browns
Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry has questions about the way the NFL has handled the discipline from the Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph brawl in Week 11...
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Elon Musk Unveils Tesla's Cybertruck, With A Polarizing Wedge Shape
The truck's unique design threw some Tesla fans for a loop. And when Musk showed off the truck's "armor glass," its windows shattered.
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Google employees say they’re being retaliated against to silence dissent
Googlers protested outside company offices in San Francisco to support employees recently placed on administrative leave and demand an end to retailiation.
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Kristen Bell didn’t feel sparks when she first met Dax Shepard
"I was like this guy can talk."
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Let the Women of Slate Womansplain to You
Trumpcast host Virginia Heffernan joins Slate’s brightest for a night of womansplaining.
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Tim Cook vows to fight for DACA recipients
Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis for an exclusive interview.
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Barry Bonds never won a World Series. Here’s what left him empty-handed.
Barry Bonds was difficult, and he was controversial ... but he was also better at hitting baseballs than almost anyone who ever lived. An MLB team could not ask for better production from a hitter, and yet none of Bonds’ teams -- including some very good ones -- ever won a World Series. So why not? What happened? You may be inclined to give simple answers to those questions, but we’re here to dig deeper into the actual deciding factors that kept Bonds short of a ring. Sometimes he struggled in the postseason, sometimes his teammates did. Sometimes he came through in the clutch, sometimes he very notably didn’t. Sometimes bad luck, bad managerial decisions, and bad timing interfered. This episode of Untitled investigates each of those seasons Bonds approached glory -- including the year his Giants came just a few outs away -- and figures out precisely what went wrong.
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'Sexual racism' is a major problem on queer dating apps like Grindr, and it may be causing depression in black men
FG Trade/Getty Images Sexual racism, or racialized sexual discrimination, on queer dating apps like Grindr and Scruff is a significant problem.   Researchers Ryan Wade and Gary Harper created a scale to measure the psychological impacts of sexual racism on young men of color.  The results found that black men who were objectified on these platforms experienced higher rates of depression and lower rates of self-worth.  Visit Insider's homepage for more. "No Blacks, No Asians."  This isn't language taken from a segregation-era poster. Rather, they're "dating preferences" listed on some queer men's online dating profiles, found on apps like Grindr and Scruff. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:Bisexual people who are out to their partners may have worse sex because of 'bi-erasure'Anti-racist protesters at Syracuse University brought the chancellor to his knees, but now they want his headA transgender woman says she was forced to remove her makeup with hand sanitizer for a DMV photo
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Trump says Pompeo would run for Kansas Senate seat if Republicans in danger of losing
President Trump said Friday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would run for the open Senate seat from Kansas next year if the Republican Party was in danger of losing it.
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Wall Street rises with trade optimism, upbeat economic data
Wall Street rose on Friday with help from positive comments from Washington and Beijing about progress on efforts to reach a U.S.-China trade deal ,and from upbeat domestic economic data.
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Mysterious double Viking boat burial discovered
A mysterious double Viking boat burial has been discovered in Norway, intriguing experts. Last month archaeologists excavating a site at Vinjeroa in central Norway uncovered the boat grave of a woman who died in the second half of the 9th century. Shell-shaped gilded bronze brooches and a crucifix-shaped brooch fashioned from an Irish harness fitting...
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Ferrari hold 'clear the air' talks after drivers crash in Brazil
Ferrari have "cleared the air" following the crash between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Feds say opioid addiction treatment funds can’t be used for medical marijuana
The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana. The move is aimed at states that allow marijuana for medical uses, particularly those letting patients with opioid addiction use pot as a treatment, said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, whose federal agency doles out money to states for...
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Martin Rowson on the Brexit party's manifesto launch – cartoon
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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum: National delegation delivers statements
Members of Parliaments respond to UN Women’s Call to Action to achieve an equal world for women and men via legislation and parliamentary work, at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Pie Dough Doesn't Need to Be Hacked
For reasons I will never fully understand, the only part of pie-making that anyone tries to hack is by far the easiest. Mixing pastry dough could not be simpler; all you’re doing is barely binding cold fat and flour together with a little water. It is not a process that needs hacking. Read more...
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Where are the Cowboys better than the Patriots?
The Cowboys will play the Patriots on the road in a pivotal Week 12 matchup. In this week’s mailbag, Geoff Schwartz compares the Cowboys and Patriots, ponders Philip Rivers’ future, and shares some optimism about the Chiefs. It’s time for the Week 12 mailbag as we head into a huge weekend of football. The Texans took control of the AFC South Thursday night in their close victory over the Colts. This weekend, we have matchups that can help determine playoff seeding, from the 49ers-Packers game to the Ravens-Rams Monday Night Football matchup. Lastly, we have the Patriots at home against the Cowboys. Before we start there, a quick reminder: You can always holler if you have a question for me on Twitter or Instagram. Be honest with me: The Cowboys don’t have a good chance of winning in Foxborough, do they? — @BillyW37 The Patriots are almost touchdown favorites for one reason only: Bill Belichick vs. Jason Garrett. Where else are the Patriots much better than the Cowboys? Maybe secondary. Otherwise, the Cowboys are better right now at QB (yes, really), RB, OL, TE, DL, LB, and special teams. But the huge mismatch is in coaching, and that’s why I think the Patriots will win this game and probably cover. Look at the Cowboys this season against quality opponents. They lost, 12-10, to the Saints, who played with a backup QB. They were down, 31-3, to the Packers at home before making the score more respectable at the end. They lost to the Vikings at home. The Cowboys have been slow starters and if you do that in New England, you will get blown out. Lastly, Tom Brady is grumpy about his offense. When that happens, I expect the Patriots to have a “get right” game against this Cowboys defense, who couldn’t stop a backup Lions quarterback last week. How much did the field in Mexico play a part in slowing down the Chiefs’ offense? —@Countryboi567 Not at all. I think the Chiefs’ offense is just in a funk right now. They’ve had injuries on the offensive line and finally got their entire unit back for the first time since Week 2 in Mexico. That unit should finally start jelling, which should help Kansas City run the ball more efficiently. The last two seasons, the Chiefs finished fourth and fifth in rushing efficiency, and this season they are 17th. They need to be better in this department to take pressure off Patrick Mahomes. Even before Mahomes was injured this season, he was just a tad off from last year, which is wild because he was on pace to set the single-season passing yards record. Mahomes didn’t look as comfortable in the pocket this year as he was last season. He was drifting and not setting his feet when he had the chance. Then, he started to get beat up, his line wasn’t playing well with backups, and his mechanics got worse. Now the Chiefs have a bye week and can reset their minds and bodies. Their schedule after the bye is fairly easy outside of visiting New England. They have three division games at home and will be on the way to winning the AFC West. Rumors have been saying Philip Rivers would love to go to Nashville, according Matt Miller. Do you think he would fit with the Titans? Or do Titans still go look for a QB in the draft? — @RyderCarey Philip Rivers didn’t even move this family to Los Angeles when his team moved 100 miles north. So how willingly would Rivers be to move to Nashville with the whole gang? Beyond the family stuff, Rivers is shot. The Titans do not need an aging quarterback who can’t move and struggles to throw. They need to build around a young player who can eject some life in the program. Do I think Rivers is done in Los Angeles? Yes. The Chargers need some new blood at that position heading into their new stadium. They need someone to call their own and to build around moving forward. Luckily, there are plenty of options in the draft. Can you explain the benefits of the clapping snap count as opposed to a vocal snap count? —@Johnny_Squish Supposedly, it’s easier to hear than a vocal cadence, but I think it’s stupid. Part of the reason we have a snap count is to give the offensive line the benefit of getting a head start on when the snap is coming. Even if you’re in silent mode, the center moves his head to give the tackles a heads up for when the ball is being snapped. With the clap cadence, all of that is lost.
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Frozen 2 Hardly Ventures Into the Unknown
Is Frozen 2 charting new territories, or should Disney just let the sequel go?
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Is Tesla's Cybertruck for Real? The Jury's Out
Elon Musk showed off a new vehicle. But the presentation lacked familiar Musk flourishes. 
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Schumer backs Working Families Party in shot at Cuomo
Powerful Sen. Chuck Schumer threw a brushback pitch Friday at Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his close ally — state Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs — for pushing new rules that could kill off the Working Families Party. “The Public Financing Commission should focus on the worthy goal of reducing BIG money in politics, not ending...
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Sacha Baron Cohen calls social media 'the greatest propaganda machine in history'
Sacha Baron Cohen has had it with social media.
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Barcelona's Luis Suarez Talks Potential MLS Move, Liverpool Premier League Hopes
Luis Suarez has said he could decide to move to Major League Soccer once his time with Barcelona concludes. The iconic Uruguayan praised the growth of the United States league but explained he's currently happy in La Liga...
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Ex-NBAer Milt Palacio ‘is fine’ after false reports of getting killed by Honda Civic
Former NBA player Milt Palacio was falsely reported to have passed away following a rumor that he was hit by a car Thursday night. The false news story said that Palacio, 41, had been knocked down by a Honda Civic outside of a mall in Toronto, adding that he was taken to a local hospital...
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Kim Kardashian hinted that there might be SKIMS shapewear for men in the works
Reuters/Vanessa Beecroft Kim Kardashian West said in an E! News interview on Wednesday that her shapewear line, SKIMS, could have a men's collection in its future. Representatives of SKIMS told Insider that they could not comment on the possibility of a men's collection. SKIMS sells undergarments and shapewear solutions that come in a variety of colors and sizes. The brand also recently launched pasties and body tape. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In an interview with E! News on Wednesday, Kim Kardashian West hinted that her SKIMS shapewear brand might launch a men's collection. "I have been asked a lot about the men's question, and I would love to do that, and I hope that we're working on that soon," Kardashian West told E! News. "There's some fun stuff in the works."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:11 photos that show why Ashley Graham is the queen of maternity fashionSelena Gomez embraced fall fashion in a velvet dress with platform sandalsCéline Dion's 25 best outfits of 2019
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EU countries back tough line on 5G suppliers in potential blow to Huawei
EU countries on Friday endorsed a tough line for selecting 5G suppliers, including vetting the domestic legal framework to which they are subjected, potentially dealing a blow to telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies.
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Frank Lampard 'Wouldn't Manage' Tottenham, Talks Christian Pulisic Fitness
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said on Friday he would not follow in Jose Mourinho's footsteps and manage Tottenham Hotspur. He also offered a positive update on Christian Pulisic's fitness ahead of Saturday's clash with Manchester City...
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Huawei Funds Are Cut Off by F.C.C. Over Security Threats
The commission put new restrictions on money aimed at helping wireless carriers provide broadband to rural areas.
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Michael Bennet: It's "highly unlikely" Senate will remove Trump from office
Colorado Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet says he does not think 67 senators will vote to remove President Trump from office, assuming the House votes to impeach him, but he thinks it's something that must be done anyway. Bennet spoke to CBSN's Reena Ninan about impeachment and the state of his campaign heading into 2020.
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Pennsylvania court sustains prison sentence of child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky
A Pennsylvania judge on Friday sustained the 30-to-60-year prison sentence that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky received after his 2012 conviction for sexually assaulting teenage boys.
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Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster Ruled out vs. Bengals with Knee Injury, Concussion
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals because of a knee injury and a concussion...
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Milan hospital exhibition shows X-rays of women attacked by men
MILAN — A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women attacked by men to highlight what one doctor calls the “daily horror” of violence against women. The San Carlo Hospital mounted the exhibit in its atrium to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place on Monday. Patients’...
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What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Dark Waters
Did DuPont test chemicals on its own employees? Did they send a helicopter to frighten a farmer? We break down the new movie.
Slate Articles
FCC bans Huawei and ZTE gear in US-funded broadband projects
New purchases banned, and ISPs may have to rip out existing Huawei and ZTE gear.
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James Washington, Steelers Fantasy Outlook with JuJu Smith-Schuster out Injured
Fantasy players and the Pittsburgh Steelers ' aerial attack may be hard-pressed for production as Adam Schefter of ESPN reported wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will not play ...
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Corbyn says he will be neutral in second Brexit referendum
Labour leader would negotiate new deal with EU, which would be put to a public vote alongside remain Follow coverage of the Question Time leaders specialJeremy Corbyn has confirmed that he would take a “neutral stance” in a future Brexit referendum, after facing mounting pressure in recent days to say which side he will take.Labour’s policy is to negotiate a new Brexit deal within three months of coming to power – and then to put that deal to a referendum within six months. Continue reading...
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Rams' Jalen Ramsey Asks Michael Vick for Tips on How to Defend Lamar Jackson
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey is looking for help from one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in NFL history ahead of Monday night's game against MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens ...
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A Comic Book Vigilante Turned Zen Buddhist Is the Missing Link Between Watchmen’s Rorschach and Looking Glass
A right-wing hero called the Question inspired Watchmen’s faceless vigilante. But later stories took the character in a very different direction.
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An accused bank robber claims the police broke the law when they used Google location data to track him down. Privacy advocates agree.
Bill Pugliano/Stringer/Getty Images An accused bank robber's lawyer and privacy advocates say police overstepped when they requested the use of personal geographical data to track him down and make their arrest. The 24-year-old man allegedly robbed a bank at gunpoint in May and made off with nearly $200,000.  To solve the case, police requested the location data of everyone in a 150-meter radius of the bank within an hour of the robbery. Google complied.  As police narrowed down the suspect, they asked for more specific information, until they finally arrested their primary suspect.  Police used a relatively new and highly controversial tactic known as a "geofence warrant." In an interview with Insider, ACLU staff attorney Nathan Wessler worried these blanket geographic searches by police lack accountability and could violate the Fourth Amendment.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When, if ever, should police be able to gather up Google location data to track down a criminal suspect? That's one of the questions being posed by the lawyers of an alleged Virginia bank robber, who claims local police overstepped their bounds and committed privacy violations when they requested data from Google on him and 18 others near the vicinity of the crime. Privacy advocates say the implications of this case reach far beyond the alleged burglar and could affect the rights of millions of Americans using Google products.  The robbery took place this May at a Call Federal Credit Union. Surveillance footage of the robbery obtained by CBS 6 shows the burglar, armed with a handgun, charging into the bank. The Department of Justice alleges that 24-old Okello Chatrie made off with more than $195,000 dollars.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Disney Plus doesn't have all your favorite movies and TV shows. Here's how you can request the ones you want.A 3-year Newsday investigation found Long Island real-estate agents' widespread unequal treatment against Hispanic, Asian, and black homebuyersRich parents in NYC paid $200 for a newsletter that may have given their children an admissions advantage to some of the city’s elite public schools
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CULTIVATED: Layoffs hit Canndescent, KPMG rakes in millions from cannabis companies, and more.
REUTERS/Blair Gable Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week. Happy Friday everyone,See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: WeWork went from a $47 billion valuation to a failed IPO. Here's how the company makes money.See Also:Accountants are making millions from the Canadian cannabis industry, and KPMG is leading the pack. Here's how much each of the top firms is raking in.Cannabis companies have slashed over 1,000 jobs in recent weeks as the industry contends with a 'toxic' landscape. We're keeping track of all the cuts here.We got the internal memo that reveals why hot California cannabis startup Canndescent quietly laid off 16 workers just days before closing a big funding round
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We talked to 4 VC investors about the hottest trends in payments and the biggest innovations to keep an eye on
Citi Ventures; Insight Partners; Bain Capital Ventures; Andreessen Horowitz; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider We spoke to investors at Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital Ventures, Citi Ventures, and Insight Partners to learn where they see the next innovations and opportunities in payments tech. Mostly, they're looking out for ways that payments companies can do more than just process transactions. That may be through add-on services, or even machine-initiated payments.  Payments is interwoven into nearly every segment of the fintech landscape, from credit-card processing to online sales, to analytics around consumer behavior. Some unicorns making waves in payments include AvidXchange, Brex, Plaid, Stripe, and TransferWise. Click here for BI Prime stories. The fintech world is big, and funding is flooding into startups like robo-advisors, neobanks, and alternative lenders.  In the third quarter this year, total fintech funding topped $8.9 billion, a record when adjusted for Alibaba's fintech Ant Financial's $14 billion last year, according to CB Insights. Globally, there are now 58 fintech unicorns (startups valued at more than $1 billion). See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nomineeI bought a $79 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having onePete Buttigieg is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.SEE ALSO: Credit Karma is launching its first-ever savings account, but its CEO says it doesn't want to become the next neobank SEE ALSO: We talked to Wells Fargo execs about its blockchain and Plaid data-sharing push. The bank has been balancing new tech investments against spending on cleaning up risk controls. SEE ALSO: Mastercard wants to be more than just a card company. It's turning to a blockchain for seafood and analytics for the healthcare industry.
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