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The US shale oil industry is booming despite low crude prices

An oil pumpjack works at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on January 20, 2016 in the oil town of Andrews, Texas.Spencer Platt/Getty Crude oil prices may be falling, but that hasn’t been enough to stop the resurgence in the US shale oil industry. According to oil services firm Baker Hughes, the number of […]

ROSENBERG: The most important event of the past year was neither Brexit nor Trump's win

The first baby boomers turned 70 in 2016.Flickr/Craig Wood Anyone who turned 70 in the past year reached a milestone with more significance than Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.  That’s according to David Rosenberg, the chief economist at Gluskin Sheff. Even President Donald Trump’s win in the US election wasn’t the most important event […]

How the US and Russia can avoid getting sucked into a war

An F-35A joint strike fighter crew chief, Tech. Sgt. Brian West, watches his aircraft approach for the first time at Eglin Air Force Base on July 14, 2011.Samuel King Jr./US Air Force In the last month, for the first time since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, the United States has directly attacked […]

The 9 GOP senators who will decide the fate of the Republican healthcare bill

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.Drew Angerer/Getty Images The GOP healthcare bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate after its introduction this week. Even though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) by the end of next week, many Republican senators have not embraced the bill with open arms. […]

Trump appears to admit Russia meddled in the US election in a tweet criticizing Obama

Donald Trump and Barack Obama.Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump appeared to admit that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election in a Friday night tweet in which he criticized Barack Obama for his handling of Russia’s cybertattacks that were meant to swing the election away from Hillary Clinton. “Just out: The Obama Administration […]

We're learning more and more about the animals that vastly out-live humans

If humans have any hope of living forever, we should probably take a hint from the dozens of other animals on Earth that far outpace our measly 71 years. One of the longest-lived of these animals is the Greenland shark, which researchers only recently discovered could survive for so long. On a 2017 expedition, researchers […]

THE B2B PAYMENTS EXPLAINER: Why business payments have been slow to digitize, and what's changing that in 2017

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. As the world around us digitizes, payments are no exception. The way we manage money and make payments has moved from physical channels, like cash and checks, to digital […]

Police at ground zero for the Sinaloa cartel's battle of succession are outgunned and overwhelmed

A Mexican marine looks at the body of a gunman next to a vehicle after a gun fight in Culiacan, the Sinaloa state capital, February 7, 2017.(AP Photo/Rashide Frias) Since once powerful Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was rearrested in January 2016, the cartel’s home turf in Sinaloa state has been embroiled in […]

BuzzFeed’s CEO laid out how the future of TV will be ruled by companies like Netflix and Facebook

Business Insider BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti has a vision of the future of TV-style shows, and if it’s true, the cable TV industry should be getting nervous.   Last month, I wrote about how Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seem to share a fundamental thesis about premium video: namely that in […]

THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: How insurers are using connected devices to cut costs and more accurately price policies

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Insurance companies have long based their pricing models and strategies on assumptions about the demographics of their customers. Auto insurers, for example, have traditionally charged higher premiums for parents of […]