Drug companies are sitting on generics—43% of recently approved aren’t for sale

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Ute Grabowsky ) Of the more than 1,600 generic drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration since January of 2017, more than 700—or 43 percent—are not for sale in the US, according to a new analysis by Kaiser Health News. The finding means that many pricy, brand-name drugs are not […]

Disney and HBO say companies will face massive investment demands as big media continues developing DTC streaming services (DIS, NFLX, AMZN, AAPL)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. As big media continues to develop direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming services, companies will face massive and growing investment demands, according to two articles examining the SVOD strategies by Disney and WarnerMedia’s HBO. […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

Russian companies get green light to mine gold in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities have offered Russian companies to take part in gold exploration and gold mining in the country, according to Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Vladimir Zaemsky. “As for Russia’s participation in gold-mining or other mining projects, Venezuela has made a wide range of interesting proposals that are currently under consideration by interested Russian operators,” the […]

The Justice Department just charged 2 Chinese hackers with stealing data from US companies

Jacquelyn Martin/AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is charging two Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies. An indictment was unsealed Thursday against Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong, who prosecutors said were acting on behalf of China’s main intelligence agency.See the rest of the story at […]

The 29 tech companies with the best company culture in 2018

Comparably Comparably, a website that rates companies across a number of different areas, released its 2018 Best Company Culture list. Of the 50 businesses on that list, 29 were tech companies. Below, we’ve compiled the list of 29 companies in tech with the best company culture below.  Good company culture is one of the most […]

US companies forked over a record amount of tariffs in October ($6.2 billion!) because of Trump’s trade war

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters US companies are paying more than ever before in tariff duties: $ 6.2 billion in October. The October tariff collections represented a 104% jump from October 2017. The sudden spike came due to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum, and Chinese goods. US companies paid $ 2.2 billion more to import goods […]

Trust is the main barrier to smart speaker adoption – here’s what companies can do about that

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. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceSmart speakers comprise one of the fastest-growing device segments in the consumer technology market today. Ownership levels have nearly doubled from early […]