Category: Business

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Wealthy families create private ‘summer camps’ in their backyards

Some ultrawealthy parents are hiring ex-camp counselors and coaches to create private “summer camps” for their kids in their own backyards, two high-end staffing agencies told Business Insider.Many parents are wary about sending their kids to sleepaway camps this summer as they typically do because of the continued spread of the novel coronavirus — even…

DOJ charges ex-eBay execs in connection with cyberstalking plot

The Department of Justice has charged six former eBay employees, including two executives, in connection with a cyberstalking campaign against company critics.According to the lawsuit, the employees targeted a Massachussetts couple who ran an ecommerce newsletter critical of eBay.The employees sent the couple anonymous messages and packages to their home, including a bloody pig Halloween…

Russia may have hid nuclear explosion in 2017, new evidence suggests

A group of scientists known as the “Ring of Five” detected unusual levels of radiation in Europe in 2017.A new study offers “irrefutable proof” that the radiation came from nuclear waste reprocessing.The study lends further evidence to the claim that Russia failed to disclose an accident at the Mayak nuclear facility in September 2017.Visit Business Insider’s…

Hobby Lobby pays employees wages lost from coronavirus pay cuts

After making salary cuts in April and May, Hobby Lobby is reinstating pre-coronavirus pay rates for salaried full-time employees and retroactively reimbursing them for lost wages.”While we were in the earliest days of the shut down it was unclear what the performance of our company would be for 2020. Fortunately, our customers are loyal and…

CEO apologizes for threatening to call cops on homeowner writing ‘BLM’

LaFace Skincare CEO Lisa Alexander was filmed threatening to call the police on a San Francisco homeowner writing “Black Lives Matter” on his property.The CEO was accused of being racist, and a cosmetics distributor cut ties with her.Alexander has apologized.Her husband was also fired by his employer, the wealth-management firm Raymond James. Visit Business Insider’s homepage…

The coronavirus outbreak in Arizona is going very badly

Arizona has emerged a new coronavirus hot spot, with more than 4,400 new cases from Friday through Sunday.The accelerating spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, is “directly related” to the state’s easing of coronavirus restrictions, Will Humble, the former director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, said.Twenty-five states and Puerto Rico…