‘A form of warfare’: Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America

The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates. The ‘Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention’ Act, or STOP Act, was passed with a 99-1 vote on Monday, almost one month after President Donald Trump demanded the flow, via the […]

US Congress passes bill to help advanced nuclear power

Enlarge / Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Though economics might not favor nuclear power in the US, policy makers do. Last week, the House passed a bipartisan bill that originated in the Senate called the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (S. 97), which will allow the private sector to […]

Illinois governor vetoes bill that would stifle car sharing

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that stood to damage peer-to-peer car sharing companies like Turo, GetAround and Maven. The bill was passed by the state legislature in May and would have applied the same state and local taxes big rental companies like Avis or Hertz have to pay to the individuals that […]

It can be hard to find affordable wireless headphones that actually sound good — but this $100 pair fits the bill and then some

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. RHA I don’t like dealing with complicated tech or specs. But I do really like these simple, affordable wireless headphones by RHA that cost $ 99.95 on Amazon (side note: the […]

No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants

A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices – water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn’t interfere in the matter. The bill, which is aimed at tackling childhood obesity, would require that children are served milk or water […]

This is how banks can use digital tools to stay ahead of a trillion-dollar opportunity in the bill pay market

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Between housing costs, utilities, taxes, insurance, loans, and more, US adults paid an estimated $ 3.9 trillion in bills last year. Business Insider IntelligenceThat market is growing slowly, but it’s changing […]

Karl Marx ‘zero-euro’ bill becomes German souvenir hit with 100k sold

A cheeky ‘zero-euro’ bill, issued by a German tourism agency to commemorate the bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth, has become a runaway success, with more than 100,000 wealth re-distributing purchases on record. Printed by Trier Tourism and Marketing in honor of Marx’s 200th birthday, the original 5,000 ‘zero euro’ notes sold out in less than […]

Alex Winter Downplays ‘Bill and Ted 3’ Production Worries from Keanu Reeves [TCA 2018]

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have been talking about doing Bill and Ted 3 for years. It finally seemed like a go when director Dean Parisot signed on and the film, titled Bill and Ted Face the Music, was greenlit for production. Then last week Reeves said he didn’t know if it would become a […]

Brexit secretary threatens to withhold £39 billion divorce bill unless Britain gets trade deal with EU

Reuters Britain could refuse to pay the £39 billion Brexit divorce bill unless it gets a trade deal from the EU, according to Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab. He told The Sunday Telegraph that there should be “some conditionality” between the bill and a trade deal, but this goes against the advice of Britain’s spending watchdog. […]