The National Guard announced 5,000 soldiers and airmen would respond to several protests across the U.S. They said “the situation is fluid so those numbers can change rapidly.” According to Business Insider, the National Guard have another 2,000 troops ready.
Their job is to protect the “lives and property of citizens in their state.” The statement explained the troops being used are from the communities of unrest and want to help enhance safety in those areas.
General Mark Milley said accompanying the president for a photo op preceded by a violent crackdown on protesters created the perception "of the military involved in domestic politics." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
A mounting wave of protests calling for police reform swept across the United States on Sunday, while a majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledges to disband the city's police department in favor of a community-led model. Libby Hogan reports.
The mayor of Washington, D.C., may lack authority over the National Guard and federal agents policing her streets, but she has other ways of rebuking the White House. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had suggested to some governors to call in the National Guard in the face of mostly peaceful nationwide protests sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody.
Instacart has raised another $100 million in funding. Business Insider reports that the $100 million will be added to the $225 million it raised in June. The company is valued at $13.8 billion. Instacart has been growing quickly during the coronavirus pandemic because more consumers opt for online grocery delivery. This new funding will allow the company to scale the business further.
Kroger is giving its employees access to an at-home COVID-19 testing kit. Employees will video chat with a medical professional while taking the test to ensure proper sample collection. Employees will then send the test sample to a lab via overnight shipping. They will receive results within 24 to 48 hours, according to Business Insider. Kroger is giving its employees access to the free at-home COVID-19 tests starting this week.
Financial planning isn't about making perfect decisions with your money. No one is perfect and mistakes are bound to happen. Business Insider spoke to financial experts and compiled a list of simple things people can do to protect their finances. Get control over preparedness and reaction. If it's hard to save, try setting up micro-goals to hold yourself accountable every day. Money management is an ongoing task, and people are better off striving for consistency than perfection.
By now, pretty much everyone should know that frequent handwashing is a good thing to do--especially in a pandemic. But that's not always possible, and sometimes stores have already been emptied of hand sanitizer. So, why not make your own? After all, you probably already know how to make your own banana bread and sourdough starter! According to Business Insider, the recipe for homemade sanitizer is simple, but the proportions have to be correct for it to work well.
John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. He served two terms as the state's governor, first elected in 2010 and then re-elected in 2014. Business Insider reports that the former governor won a handily, 60% to 40%. Hickenlooper will now face vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner.