New coronavirus variant identified in New York: researchers

A new coronavirus variant that shares some similarities with a more transmissible and intractable variant discovered in South Africa is on the rise in New York City, researchers said on Wednesday. The new variant, known as B.1.526, was first identified in samples collected in New York in November, and by mid-February represented about 12% of […]

Here’s what GOP insiders are saying about the 2024 presidential field: It’s still Trump’s party, but it’s Ron DeSantis’ moment.

Summary List Placement The Republican Party’s new epicenter is in the Sunshine State, where strategists and operatives are keeping close tabs on a pair of Floridians who may end up competing for the GOP presidential nomination come 2024: Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis.  That’s the biggest takeaway from Insider’s ongoing series ranking the wide-open […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List Placement Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching “Business Insider” in your flash briefing settings. Sheryl Sandberg signed off a decision to block a […]

The U.S. Ad Council’s new national COVID-19 vaccine ad campaign goes for the soft sell

Many people are counting the hours until they can get their COVID-19 vaccination, and a much smaller number will never get the shot, but about 40 percent of Americans say they are on the fence — and that’s the group the Ad Council is targeting with its new ad campaign, launching Thursday. The ads will […]

The Ad Council’s new COVID-19 vaccine ad campaign goes for the soft sell

Many people are counting the hours until they can get their COVID-19 vaccination, and a much smaller number will never get the shot, but about 40 percent of Americans say they are on the fence — and that’s the group the Ad Council is targeting with its new ad campaign, launching Thursday. The ads will […]

A close associate of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene participated in the Capitol riots, according to a report

Summary List Placement An ally whom Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene described as “one of my closest friends” admitted to participating in the Capitol riots on January 6, CNN’s KFile reported. The freshman congresswoman was among a number of conservative lawmakers who promoted conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was fraudlent and maintained that former President […]