Pete Buttigieg, President Joe Biden's nominee to head the U.S. Transportation Department, made his case to a Senate panel on Thursday for why he should be confirmed and said the country must do more to improve its infrastructure. Colette Luke has more.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will consult fellow Democrats about the Senate's readiness to begin former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on charges of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Some of former President Donald Trump's most high-profile hospitality properties took a large revenue hit last year as COVID-19 lockdowns hurt business, according to a financial disclosure filed on his final day in office. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Former first lady Melania Trump reportedly asked an employee to write thank you notes on her behalf. According to Business Insider, the notes were to be given to the White House staff that has served her the past 4 years. Sources told reporters that Melania asked the staffer to write the notes "in her voice". The staffer wrote approximately 80 notes that Melania then signed. During her farewell speech issued on Tuesday, Mrs. Trump said the last four years had been "unforgettable."
People are slamming Kim Kardashian West for calling life "paradise" as the US struggles with a record number of coronavirus deaths. On Tuesday, the reality star captioned a bikini photo, "This is more than life...this is paradise." According to Business Insider she appeared to be quoting Jeremih's song "Paradise." Online commenters called her out for seemingly ignoring the worsening pandemic.
On Wednesday, Netflix stock surged as much as 15%. Business Insider reports that the company's fourth-quarter earnings beat forecasts. The video-streaming service added a record 37 million paid subscribers in 2020. Netflix expects to generate enough cash to end its borrowing spree and potentially fund share buybacks.
Royal Caribbean has announced they are selling its Azamara cruise line brand. According to Business Insider, the company will sell the line to Sycamore Partners for $201 million. The Azamara deal is the latest in a series of cruise industry disruptions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Azamara sale is a cash transaction between Royal Caribbean and Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm. Sycamore will then own the cruising brand and its fleet of three ships.
US President Donald J. Trump has repeatedly undermined Dr. Anthony Fauci's assessments and guidance about the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Business Insider reports Fauci admitted Tuesday that his experience serving in the Trump administration has been 'somewhat awkward.' It's not a happy day when you have to get up in front of national TV and contradict something that the President of the United States says. I take no pleasure in that at all. Dr.