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eBay, Mastercard, Visa, Mercado Pago, and Stripe all cut ties with Facebook’s Libra Association

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they’re published on Business Insider, click here. Following PayPal’s departure earlier this month, eBay, Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, and Mercado Pago will also exit the Libra Association — the consortium […]

A pro-Trump group showed a video of a fake ‘Trump’ shooting and brutally stabbing journalists and political foes at a conference for his supporters

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Lake CharlesReuters A group supporting President Donald Trump played a gruesome video at a conference for his supporters last week. The video depicted a fake Trump shooting, stabbing, and assaulting journalists and his political adversaries, The New York Times reported. The three-day conference was attended by […]

I’m a financial adviser with $2.5 million of term life insurance. I know it seems like a lot, but there are 3 reasons I think it’s just right.

Jeff Rose.Courtesy Jeff Rose When I was in my 20s and first starting my career, I wasn’t sure how much life insurance I should buy. Fortunately, I was smart enough to purchase $ 250,000 in coverage after I got married and then add $ 500,000 more in term life insurance coverage after we had our […]

Turkey’s military says it captured a key Syrian border town after an offensive against Kurdish fighters

Local residents look on as a convoy of Turkish forces’ trucks transporting tanks is driven on a road towards the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.Associated Press/Lefteris Pitarakis Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town Saturday after an offensive against Kurdish fighters. Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn, […]

The 2019 Hong Kong protests, explained in 30 seconds

A pro-democracy protester walks in front of a burning barricade during clashes with police in Wan Chai on October 01, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.Chris McGrath/Getty Images What’s been happening in Hong Kong? A proposed extradition bill has led to months of protests in Hong Kong, and major US companies have been connected — most […]

Blizzard says its ‘relationships in China had no influence on our decision’ to punish an esports athlete who voiced his support for Hong Kong protestors

Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard CEO J. Allen Brack has issued the company’s first public statement since its decision to ban an esports competitor and withhold his prize money for making statements supporting the protests in Hong Kong at a Blizzard-sponsored event. The company has been accused of prioritizing its relationships with China rather than protecting the […]

The US Navy is 244 years old today. Here are 42 powerful images from its iconic history.

Sailors arrive in New York City in 1941.US Navy photo On October 13, the US Navy turns 244 years old.  The US Navy dates back to the founding of the Continental Navy, and has been a vital part of US security ever since, from the Civil War and World War II, to Operation Desert Storm, […]

21 gift sets and limited-edition beauty products you can get at Sephora this holiday season

The Drunk Elephant Precious Cargo Kit is a great value.Sephora The holiday season is almost here and that means you can already find holiday-ready gift sets at many of your favorite retailers. Sephora always releases a host of value sets and limited-edition beauty products each holiday season. This year, we poured through the sets to […]

Once-toxic Greek debt is now in high demand as global recession fears mount

Associated Press Greece joined the list of European nations with negatively yielding debt Wednesday as investors rushed into its latest bond sale. The country’s debt was viewed as a dangerous investment less than a decade ago, as Greece stood at the center of the eurozone’s debt crisis. Negative yields signal a shift in investments across […]

Chinese citizens will soon need to scan their face before they can access internet services or get a new phone number

Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images China’s 854 million internet users will soon need to use facial identification in order to apply for new internet or mobile services.  The Chinese government announced last month that telecommunications companies will need to scan users’ faces in order to verify their identities before […]