‘Animal Crossing’ users are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, making signs, and organizing virtual protests

As protests have organized across the US and around the world against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, video game users are also uniting for the cause.In “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” players are creating customized signs and clothing for their game characters that say “BLM” and depict symbols of “No…

A US senator wants to propose legislation blocking middle seats on planes after he flew on a crowded American Airlines flight

US Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is planning to introduce legislation to require US airlines to block middle seats on their aircraft.Merkley was flying on American Airlines on Thursday when he grew frustrated with the airline’s lack of social distancing policies and blasted them on Twitter.After the tweet went viral with nearly 40,000 likes, Merkley…

Kanye West announced on Twitter he’s running for president, but it’s too late for him to appear on the ballot in 6 states

Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Kanye West announced Saturday his intention to run for president of the United States, tweeting “we must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our…

Aggressive anti-mask customers are forcing some restaurants to shut dining rooms to protect employees from abuse

Some restaurants are shutting down or closing dining rooms back up after employees faced harassment and violence from anti-mask customers. Restaurants in states, including Texas, California, and Michigan, have announced plans to once again shutter dining rooms due to rude customers who refused to wear masks.   Other restaurants are struggling to find ways to protect employees…

An asymptomatic coronavirus carrier infected an apartment neighbor without sharing the same space. A study blames the building’s elevator buttons.

An asymptomatic coronavirus carrier traveled from the US to China in March. Even though she didn’t interact with anyone face-to-face, her downstairs neighbor was infected.According to a new study, transmission likely occurred in the elevator, when the neighbor touched the same buttons that the quarantined traveler had.The neighbor was later linked to 70 other coronavirus…

‘Pile of garbage’: Wirecard’s stock is so toxic after its $2 billion accounting scandal that even the hig.. – Markets Insider

German fintech Wirecard filed for insolvency in June following a $2 billion scandal, which saw its former chief executive Markus Braun get arrested and resign.  Wire card’s share price tanked 97% from $117 to just under $4 in less than three weeks.  But even as it slumps, the stock is too toxic for the highly…

How much Apple, Tesla, Amazon, and 10 other tech giants pay their workers, from engineers to salespeople

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Please subscribe to Business Insider here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. Skye Gould/Business Insider Hello! Tech companies splash out huge sums of cash to attract top talent, as Rob Price reported this week.How much exactly? From his story:Compensation overall…

Banks’ and lenders’ payment deferment for COVID-19 will be ending soon. If you still can’t pay, it’s time to call

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.Your COVID-19 deferral period for credit card, loan, mortgage, or insurance payments may be coming to…

My ex-husband and I have decided to quarantine together with our 5-year-old daughter. It’s been tough, but it’s working — and we have no plans to change our situation as things start to reopen

Katie Nave with her ex-husband Morgan and their 5-year-old daughter. Katie Nave Katie Nave is freelance writer, advocate, and nonprofit communications specialist based in Brooklyn, New York.At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nave and her ex-husband made the decision to cohabitate in their weekend house outside of the city, in order to more safely…

Meet the ‘Carlys’: The meme-loving young shoppers who ‘can’t afford real life yet’ — but will soon join the biggest cohort of spenders in the US

Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Samsung Carlys are a group of consumers who “can’t afford real life yet” but will soon “join her Generation Z cohort in the largest purchasing power generation ever known to mankind,” according to a recent report.Carlys are under the age of 25 and don’t yet spend their own money. They love…