Longyearbyen, the largest city in Svalbard on May 2, 2022. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago by the North Pole, is one of the world's only visa-free zones. But residents who can't support themselves or find housing can be expelled by the governor. Insider spoke with four locals (one of whom was […]
How more than $424 million in taxpayer money is locked away in a forgotten government fund — and lawmakers won’t spend it or return it
A pool of more than $ 424.4 million contributed by taxpayers is waiting for Congress to decide how best to use it. In the meantime, no one is using it — and they haven't for years. Bill Oxford/Getty Images The money is supposed to publicly fund presidential campaigns. But it doesn't. Republicans and Democrats in […]
A South Carolina mom who never pays for toothpaste or toilet paper shares the free app everyone should have to save money
Hayley Bennett runs @that_coupon_chick, an Instagram page focused on coupons and deals. Mary Beth Gahan Hayley Bennett runs @that_coupon_chick, an Instagram page focused on coupons and deals, and recommends Ibotta as her favorite app. She started couponing to save on diapers and it turned into her full-time job. This is her story, as told to […]
People in Lebanon are holding up banks to withdraw their own money amid the country’s financial crisis
A Lebanese policeman stands guard next to a bank window that was broken by depositors on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Hussein Malla/Associated Press Two people in Lebanon staged bank holdups Wednesday, demanding money from their own bank accounts. One of them said she needed to withdraw money for her sister's cancer treatment. Banks in crisis-hit […]
Casinos, Native American tribes, and Major League Baseball are betting the most money ever on 2 competing California ballot initiatives. Neither Democrats or Republicans seem to care.
California voters will face two sports betting propositions on the ballot this fall. Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Image California voters will face two propositions on the ballot relating to sports betting this fall. Proposition 26 is aimed at in-person betting on tribal lands, while Proposition 27 is focused on online gaming. The […]
Citi just got a reprieve for its $900 million ‘fat-finger’ Revlon error after a US appeals court ruled that a group of lenders must give Citi back the money.
Hi. Aaron Weinman here. On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral Castle aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. You can read more about her life and legacy here. In finance news, Citi has scored a much-needed legal victory over its embarrassing "fat-finger" mistake. The bank persuaded a federal appeals court to […]
HBO’s Silicon Valley aired its final episode last year, the tech world’s realities having gotten too dystopian to be fictionalized, in good conscience, for laughs. When a reporter asked what material the show had left on the table, the showrunners, Mike Judge and Alec Berg, admitted, “We missed the WeWork guy.” That guy—WeWork’s telegenic co-founder […]
The US may have the edge in semiconductor design, but manufacture is still the crown jewel of places like Taiwan. To counter this, the Biden administration has outlined where it will allocate the $ 50 billion in investment the CHIPS act has allowed for. Of that, $ 28 billion is to boost domestic production of […]
Trump, who received hundreds of millions of dollars from his father’s real estate empire, calls John Fetterman spoiled: ‘He lived off his parents’ money’
Spencer Platt/Getty Images // Nate Smallwood/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump attacked Democrat candidate John Fetterman at a Pennsylvania rally. He called Fetterman spoiled and said he "leeched off his parents' money." Trump was in Pennsylvania to support Republicans Dr. Mehmet Oz and Doug Mastriano. Former President Donald Trump said Democrat candidate Lt. Gov. John […]
“For me, good ideas always have a headline, and this was ‘we are not going to steal, we are going to make our money.’ “And I thought ‘wow, this is different,” he admitted. Santander also revealed that he does not like to watch back the episodes once they land on Netflix: “I do not watch […]