• Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold Kirby after 35 years. The vacuum-cleaner company generated 5% of Berkshire's profits at one point

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently sold Kirby after 35 years of owning the vacuum-cleaner company. The famed investor's conglomerate rarely sells businesses, and Buffett once prized Kirby as one of Berkshire's best subsidiaries, making the transaction a notable one.
    Berkshire sold Kirby to Right Lane Industries, an industrial holding company that seeks to acquire US-based manufacturing and industrial-services companies, invest in them, and hold them permanently. That strategy chimes with Berkshire's promise of a "forever home" for the businesses it...
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  • Costco is keeping its vulnerable shopping hours after all, a reversal of a previous decision, as COVID-19 cases in the US mount

    Costco is keeping its vulnerable shopping hours after all, a reversal of a previous decision, as COVID-19 cases in the US mount

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Costco will offer a one-hour dedicated shopping slot for vulnerable shoppers twice a week.
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    Costco is keeping its dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable or elderly customers.
    This is a reversal of a decision announced earlier in July.
    These Costco shopping hours will be twice weekly between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
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    Costco went back on its decision to axe dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable or elderly customers. From July 26, these customers will be able to shop between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. local time, twice a week, without other...
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  • Reclusive billionaire and Google cofounder Larry Page has been off the grid for over a year. Sources say he's been hiding out on Fijian islands that are cut off from most travelers during the pandemic

    Reclusive billionaire and Google cofounder Larry Page has been off the grid for over a year. Sources say he's been hiding out on Fijian islands that are cut off from most travelers during the pandemic

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement On June 19, as Fiji battled a second wave of coronavirus cases, Fijian Broadcasting Company News published a report that Google cofounder Larry Page had donated COVID-19 medical supplies to the country via his private jet.
    A few days later, the story disappeared. Fijian health authorities asked the network to take the article down, saying the information should not be public, said a person familiar with the matter. The person asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals.
    The story reported that supplies, including face masks, gowns, and gloves, were sent in the...
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  • Chicago's O'Hare Growing Nine Times Faster Than Pre-Covid 2019

    9 days ago - By Forbes

    Chicago's O'Hare International trade is growing at nine times the U.S. average this year, when compared to the same period from 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemicfrom is on track to record record trade for the fifth consecutive year, a streak that is longer than all but one other top 20 U.S. airp...
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  • A 5-year-old with COVID-19 died in an extremely rare case in Georgia

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Google Streetview image of T C Thompson Childrens Hospital, Tennessee.
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    A 5-year-old boy named Wyatt Gibson has died with COVID-19 in Georgia in an exceedingly rare case.
    Gibson was "nothing but pure love and the perfect overload of happiness," his mother said in tribute.
    His death comes amid a surge in cases in Georgia as the state lags behind in vaccinations.
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    A five-year-old boy in Georgia has died with COVID-19 in a vanishingly rare case. Wyatt Gibson, who died Friday, had no underlying conditions prior to getting sick...
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