• Lowe's CEO says shoppers are shelling out big for DIY home improvement projects, but contagion fears have meant hard times for pro contractors

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

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    The coronavirus pandemic has affected Lowe's' do-it-yourself and pro consumer bases quite differently, CEO Marvin Ellison said Wednesday.
    Ellison spoke with National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay about Lowe's' consumer base.
    Stuck-at-home DIY shoppers have been spending on home improvement projects, but the company's significant pro customer base has struggled during the pandemic.
    "Customers were a little uncomfortable inviting someone in their home due to the concerns around COVID-19," Ellison said.
    But the CEO said that pro and do-it-for-me sales are...
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  • What Does It Cost to Stay in the World's Most Instagrammed Hotels?

    What Does It Cost to Stay in the World's Most Instagrammed Hotels?

    5 monthes ago - By Global Traveler Usa

    Many travelers turn to Instagram for travel inspiration, even now as many still remain at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Inkifi, a company that creates products from users' own photos using environmentally friendly products, compiled a list of the world's most Instagrammed hotels.
    The top 10 include:
    Burj Al Arab, Dubai, with 1,828,532 hashtags
    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, with 1,765,401 hashtags
    Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, with 1,567,717 hashtags
    MGM Grand, Las Vegas, with 1,476,654
    Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, with 471,863 hashtags
    Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, with 338,745 hashtags
    The...
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  • Elon Musk and his brother double down on misleading coronavirus theories

    Elon Musk and his brother double down on misleading coronavirus theories

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk once again amplified misleading theories about the US' handling of the coronavirus on Tuesday.
    In tweets, the billionaire and his brother questioned false positive testing rates and death rates in the US as cases continue to skyrocket.
    Even with false positives left out, the US would still have contagion counts far above the rest of the world.
    And, in many cases, deaths have likely been underreported, studies have found.
    Shelter-in-place orders, like those that Musk decried when Tesla's factory was forced to close...
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  • More Tesla employees say they were fired for staying home over COVID-19 fears even though CEO Elon Musk said they could

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Three more employees of Tesla's Fremont factory told The Washington Post they were fired for staying home for fear of catching COVID-19, despite Elon Musk's guidance telling workers they're not obligated to come to work.
    The recent firings come days after Tesla reportedly fired two other employees for the same reason.
    Musk sent an email to workers in May when the factory reopened, saying if "you feel uncomfortable coming back to work at this time, please do not feel obligated to do so." Since then, Tesla appears to have reversed that guidance and is firing workers for failing to show...
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