D.C. expects city’s largest protest since George Floyd’s death

Protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death are stretching into their second weekend, with Washington, D.C., on Saturday expecting to see the city’s largest demonstration since he was killed on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.The city’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, had a message painted on a city street Friday morning: Black Lives Matter. Floyd will be honored…

This renowned Silicon Valley futurist says Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act on Trump’s aggressive posts is an omen of Facebook’s ‘long slide into oblivion’

Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo blasted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take any action on aggressive posts from President Donald Trump that many – even some of the social network’s own employees — felt were encouraging violence against protesters. Saffo, a renowned forecaster who actually predicted the rise of a world dominated by a…

The ultrawealthy are forgoing marble bathrooms for decked-out laundry rooms and pantries with extra storage — and it shows how the pandemic is giving luxury real estate a whole new look

Thanks to the pandemic, many Americans have spent weeks locked down at home.As a result, they’ve become more focused than ever on their living spaces — and the pros who tackle interiors have seen a surge in requests to update those spaces.Practical design is shaping up to be a new hallmark of luxury: think self-disinfecting…

THE FUTURE OF FITNESS: An inside look at the winners and losers as the industry faces upheaval

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. The COVID-19 pandemic shuttered gyms and boutique fitness studios across the country for nearly two months and left 500,000 people out of work.Meanwhile, quarantine has accelerated the at-home fitness trend, led by high-tech offerings from the likes of Peloton…

Friday’s May jobs report surprised economists. It could be a sign that the government’s program to rescue small businesses is paying off

Friday’s May jobs report beat economists’ expectations, showing the US added jobs in the month and that the unemployment rate declined. The unexpected and dramatic rise in employment “is clearly linked to the effectiveness of the PPP and other federally-funded re-payrolling initiatives,” Dan Alpert, co-creator of the U.S. Private Sector Job Quality Index, told Business Insider.Still,…

G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller says the digital media company will be ‘nicely profitable’ by year’s end, after big traffic drops and clashes with employees

G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller said the company would become “nicely profitable” by the end of the year, after it’s been battered by financial losses and employee turnover.The former Gawker Media sites including Deadspin, Jezebel, and Gizmodo have bounced from owner to owner, employees have called for Spanfeller’s ouster, and traffic is down sharply over…

Carnival workers grade CEO Arnold Donald as the coronavirus ravages the cruise industry (CCL)

Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Six current and former Carnival Corp. employees shared with Business Insider their opinions of Carnival CEO Arnold Donald and his handling of the fallout from the novel coronavirus.Some said he’s forward-thinking…

This $60,953 self-sufficient loft-style tiny home on wheels can be towed anywhere — see inside Urban Tiny

The Tiny House Guys have created a self-sufficient Urban Tiny home on wheels for AUD 87,900, or about $60,953.Urban Tiny is powered by its own battery system, solar panels and inverter, although the home can also be connected to generator power points.The 7,363-pound tiny home sits on a trailer that can be towed.Visit Business Insider’s…

Sixth graders in the Philippines held a cyber graduations using remote-controlled robots — see how they did it

Taguig City cyber graduation. Photo by MARIA TAN/AFP via Getty Images A public school in the Philippines held a cyber graduation ceremony for sixth graders.Remote-controlled robots wearing caps and gowns received diplomas with screens displaying students’ faces on top.Graduates and their families watched through a Facebook livestream.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Graduates of…

The world’s largest electric plane just took its first flight in the latest milestone for battery-powered passenger flights

A MagniX-modified and battery-powered Cessna Grand Caravan. MagniX A Washington company has taken to the skies in the world’s largest electric aircraft, a modified Cessna Grand Caravan.Departing from Moses Lake, Washington, the aircraft flew around for 30 minutes before returning safely without using aviation fuel. The flight is a milestone for MagniX, the company aiming to…