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A Walmart executive who sold his startup for $550 million had a really weird reaction the moment he got rich — here's why

“It was sort of like mourning,” says Marc Lore, pictured. AP Images Marc Lore is the CEO and president of Walmart eCommerce in the US. He sold his startup Quidsi to Amazon in 2010, for $550 million. Afterward, he felt depressed and somewhat disempowered.  Even the huge amount of money he made didn’t help. Many startup founders go through a ...

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Trump pushes Senate Republicans to deploy 'nuclear option' to end the government shutdown

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that Senate Republicans deploy the “nuclear option” to open the government after it entered into a partial shutdown on Saturday. Office of Management ...

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Meet the richest person in every US state

America has more billionaires than any country in the world.Paul Sakuma/AP The richest person in every US state has a net worth of at least $700 million.  Some of the millionaires and billionaires inherited their wealth, while others built companies from the ground up. Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffett each take the top spot in their home state. ...

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I had an Apple store experience from hell — and it's clear there are larger problems with Apple's retail presence (AAPL)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images I got my screen repaired by Apple, and my phone bricked the next day.  I visited the Apple store four times in a week, and each time was chaotic and disorganized . It all started because I was running late.  While rushing up the subway steps one evening, phone in hand, I tripped. My iPhone 6s broke ...

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Inside the massive Emirates complex designed to fix the Airbus A380 superjumbo

Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider Emirates has the largest fleet of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s in the world. Emirates Engineering is tasked with keeping the fleet operating safely and effectively. Here’s a look inside its facilities at Dubai International Airport. Over the past three decades, Emirates has become a global aviation powerhouse. The Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based airline now operates the ...

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McDonald's new Dollar Menu has a sneaky way to get a ton of food cheap (MCD)

Items on McDonald’s new “$1, $2, $3 menu.”Hollis Johnson The best deal on McDonald’s new Dollar Menu is the Happy Meal.  For $3 you get nuggets or a burger, plus fries, apple slices, a miniature drink — and a toy.  Credit Suisse found that McDonald’s slashed Happy Meal prices roughly 25% when they were added to the new “$1, $2, $3 ...

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50 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls around the US

Debris inside Cloverleaf Mall in Chesterfield, Virginia.Flickr/Will Fisher American malls are closing all over the US. A report done by Credit Suisse estimates that 20% to 25% of malls would shutter over the next five years, largely because of store closures. In 2017, 6,400 stores closed – a further 3,600 are expected to close in 2018.  These photos show how malls were ...

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North Korea is not building nuclear weapons to destroy the US or unify Korea — the real reasons are much more surprising

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hugs a military scientist after test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile. KCNA via Reuters North Korea has worked for more than a decade to build nuclear weapons and missiles. Although Kim Jong Un, the isolated nation’s leader, has been called “mad” and a “rocket man,” a US nuclear policy expert doesn’t think he’s crazy. Kim ...

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Four things my old MacBook Pro can do better than my newer model (AAPL)

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business InsiderI’ve just been thrust back into using my old 2012 MacBook Pro, as my new-ish 2016 Touchbar model has a problem with its keyboard and is currently being repaired by Apple.  Going back to older devices can be a negative experience, as newer models usually come with new features and improvements that should make older models feel obsolete.  ...

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The founder of litecoin, a cryptocurrency that has gained 650% in 7 months, told us he's worried about all the scams in the nascent market

Litecoin was developed in 2011, when bitcoin was the only cryptocurrency on the market. Now litecoin is one of four digital currencies traded on Coinbase. btckeychain/flickr Litecoin founder Charlie Lee shared his thoughts on the cryptocurrency space in an interview with Business Insider. He said he has faith in the future of bitcoin, but believes its success depends on the ...

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