As food-poisoning outbreaks sweep America, here’s what an expert says pregnant women should refuse to eat

Getty Images With an uptick in news about food-poisoning outbreaks, pregnant women need to be aware of which foods carry certain risks. Foodborne illnesses such as listeria can be riskier for pregnant women and their unborn children than the average person.  Food-poisoning expert Bill Marler advises people to avoid foods including sprouts, raw eggs, and pre-cut […]

Life-insurance policies with perks make it to America

PEOPLE only contact their insurers when things go wrong and they need to make a claim. This generally means losses for the insurer. It also means stress and hassle for the customer. In order to mitigate both problems, insurers increasingly offer extra services alongside their bog-standard policies. Aviva, a British insurer, for instance, installs sensors […]

Is China losing the trade war against America?

WHEN Donald Trump tweeted on August 5th that tariffs were working “big time”, American media sprang into action to test the claim (see article). In China, editors were more circumspect. No major Chinese-language newspaper reported his tweets. One of his claims—that China’s stockmarket has fallen 27% in the past four months—was an exaggeration. But why […]

This British truck driver shared what he thinks is wrong with trucking in America — and it all comes down to how they’re paid

Jack Taylor/Getty Images Mick Flynn is a truck driver and photographer from England. He has spent the last decade trucking in Canada and the United States, as well as working in England. He shared his thoughts with Business Insider on what could be fixed about North American trucking. Namely, truckers are over-worked because they’re paid […]

The backstory of how America coordinated with some of the world’s most powerful nations to tank the dollar

(Photo by Michael Evans/The White House/Getty Images) Officials of the Trump administration have said they want a weak dollar. The US government pushing for a weak greenback breaks with recent tradition. But 35 years ago, the Reagan administration worked with foreign governments to weaken the dollar. At the beginning of the year, Treasury Secretary Steve […]

A Virgin America flight attendant went viral for his safety video dance moves

YouTube Virgin America and Alaska Airlines merged back in January under the official Alaska Airlines name. Next week, Virgin America’s famous and catchy safety song will officially retire. Flight attendant Mikey Tongko-Burry performed the song for the last time on a flight Sunday, a video of which quickly went viral. The Virgin America name may […]

These are the most unhealthy meals in America, ranked

Center for Science in the Public Interest The “Xtreme Eating” list from the Center for Science in the Public Interest ranks the most unhealthy meals in America. Some of the meals on the list for 2018 contain almost four days’ worth of the recommended fat content.  Among the nation’s most unhealthy dishes is a 1.5-pound pretzel […]

America and the EU are both toughening up on foreign capital

“DEAR Donald, let’s remember our common history,” wrote Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, on a picture of a military cemetery in Europe that he presented to President Donald Trump during talks on July 25th. The reminder of shared values and sacrifices may have helped nudge the two men towards a truce in […]