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The coronavirus epidemic has broken out of Asia, and is now a very real threat to the West

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:35 AM PST

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  • The coronavirus outbreak is now no longer restricted to Asia.
  • Italy recorded a dramatic uptick in coronavirus cases this week, leaving authorities scrambling to contain the outbreak by locking down entire towns and closing fashion and sports events.
  • It's totally upended many Europeans' daily lives, with Italy's neighbors closely monitoring their borders and other countries enforcing mass quarantines.
  • Whether Western countries are prepared to deal with this crisis as severely as China has is yet to be seen.
  • But US and British citizens being quarantined either at home or abroad have complained of unsatisfactory conditions.
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The coronavirus has completely broken out of Asia, and is becoming a very real threat Western countries and their lifestyles.

Italy recorded a massive jump in infections this week, with the number of cases jumping from three on Friday to at least 229 on Tuesday. It is now the worst-hit country outside of Asia.

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How to sign out of Slack completely on all of your devices in 5 simple steps

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:32 AM PST

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  • It's easy to sign out of Slack either from specific workspace or from all sessions.
  • Admins can set Slack user duration limits, but if these are not in place, a person will stay signed into Slack until he or she proactively signs out.
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It's easy to sign out of Slack. You just click (or tap if on a mobile device) on your name at the top left corner of the screen, then click (or tap) "Sign out of workspace in question" on the menu that appears. 

However, that only signs you out of that specific Slack workspace, and only on specific device you're using. If you are logged into the Slack app with several Slack workspaces, you will need to take an extra step to sign out completely.

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Bernie Sanders' media critics and opponents are suddenly focusing their attacks on the new frontrunner

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:30 AM PST

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  • Some of Sen. Bernie Sanders' critics are recycling the claim that the veteran 78-year-old lawmaker hasn't been sufficiently vetted by the press and his political competitors. 
  • Democrats critical of Sanders say he's so far been treated more as a curiosity than as a real threat in the 2020 race. 
  • Cable news hosts, commentators, and other critics of Sanders have picked up that argument and the media is turning its spotlight on the Vermont lawmaker. 
  • Sanders' political opponents are also stepping up their attacks on Sanders, who will likely be a prime target during Tuesday night's debate in South Carolina. 
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As Sen. Bernie Sanders cements his status as the 2020 Democratic frontrunner, some of his critics are beginning to argue he hasn't been sufficiently vetted by the press and his political competitors. 

Democrats critical of Sanders say the 78-year-old lawmaker has thus far been treated more as a curiosity than as a real threat to the party establishment.

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A Wall Street analyst lays out a bleak worst-case scenario where coronavirus disrupts a 32% chunk of Apple's business (AAPL)

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:30 AM PST

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  • If coronavirus-related disruptions to Apple's supply and demand continue past June, new product launches in September and its Christmas selling season would come under threat, Laura Martin of Needham wrote in a Tuesday note. 
  • The two key sale events have made up about 32% of Apple's annual revenue over the last three years, according to Martin. 
  • So far, Martin assumes Apple's coronavirus-related issues will cease before June 1. But that assumption may prove to be "too optimistic," she wrote. 
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If the coronavirus outbreak continues, it could turn into a months-long saga for Apple and damage one of its major businesses, according to one Wall Street firm. 

On Tuesday, Needham analyst Laura Martin lowered her earnings expectations for the technology giant following the company's February 17 announcement that it would miss its March quarter revenue guidance due to the negative impact of the coronavirus in China.

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These 5 factors are transforming the healthcare experience for both patients and doctors

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:30 AM PST

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Hot Pocket heiress faces up to 21 months in prison and a $175,000 fine over her alleged role in the college admissions scandal

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:29 AM PST

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  • Michelle Janavs, whose family created the Hot Pockets brand of frozen calzones, faces sentencing on Tuesday in the college admissions scandal. 
  • Janavs is charged with paying $300,000 to get her daughter admitted to the University of Southern California, according to the Department of Justice.
  • The "Hot Pocket Heiress" is the latest in a line of wealthy parents to be charged and sentenced in the scandal, which led to jail time for actress Felicity Huffman.
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"Hot Pocket Heiress" Michelle Janavs, whose family created the popular brand of frozen snacks, faces sentencing on Tuesday in federal court in Boston for her alleged role in the college admissions scandal. 

Janavs pleaded guilty in October to paying $300,000 to participate in the scheme, including a plan to get her daughter admitted to the University of Southern California by pretending she was a volleyball recruit, according to the Department of Justice. 

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This $46,000 camper trailer designed by a former NASA architect can sleep more than 4 adults — see inside

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:25 AM PST

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  • TAXA Outdoors has unveiled the 2020 Mantis trailer that has a pop-up roof for extra sleeping space and ventilation.
  • The trailer also includes a full-size bed, bunk beds, a kitchen, dining table, and an optional bathroom.
  • The Mantis can sleep at least four people and seat six adults depending on configuration.
  • It currently starts at $46,167.
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TAXA Outdoors has unveiled its 2020 trailer models, including the new Mantis, which has a pop-up roof for extra sleeping space and ventilation.

TAXA has multiple trailer models currently on the market: the Cricket, Woolly Bear, Tiger Moth, and Mantis. However, the Mantis sleeps the most people out of all of the models: at least four adults can slumber inside.

For the first time, the Mantis has a pop-up roof, as well as a rear ladder to make accessing the roof storage easier. The pop-up roof has the ability to increase the trailer's ventilation and the number of people who can sleep inside the Mantis. But other than pop-up roof sleeping, there are three beds onboard the Mantis: one full-sized bed and an optional bunk bed that also serves as a folding couch.

TAXA's founder, CEO, and chief designer is Garrett Finney, who has done some design work for a NASA office, which he told Cool Hunting inspired the company's designs.

The Mantis, which has a steel chassis and aluminum panels, currently starts at $46,167. Keep scrolling to see the interior: 

There's a rear-door hatch for ventilation and easier access to the trailer.

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The birch plywood-accented kitchen includes a two-burner stove, sink, and fridge.

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The dining table and lounging area in front of the rear door can seat up to four people.

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One map shows how the coronavirus outbreak has spread to 38 countries around the world

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:22 AM PST

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The coronavirus has killed more than 2,700 people in China. As of Tuesday, more than 80,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed across 38 countries. 

The virus emerged at the end of December in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which is home to 11 million people. The newest cases outside of China were announced in Switzerland, Austria, and Croatia on Tuesday.

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Global trade contracted for the first time since the financial crisis in 2019

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:21 AM PST

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  • Volumes in global trade contracted in 2019, according to the CPB World Trade Monitor.
  • It's the first time since the financial crisis that has been the case.
  • There had been hope that 2020 could be different from 2019, Bloomberg reported, but coronavirus might dash that optimism.
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Global trade hit a dubious benchmark in 2019.

For the first time since the financial crisis, yearly trade volumes fell. Data from the CPB World Trade Monitor, which aggregates worldwide trade data, show that world trade volumes fell 0.4% in 2019. Bloomberg previously reported the decline. 

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The 21 big US cities where it pays most to be an entrepreneur

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:21 AM PST

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  • If you want to start your own business, you may want to move to one of these cities.
  • ZenBusiness compared income for entrepreneurs to earnings for other full-time employees by metro area to rank the cities where entrepreneurs are most successful.
  • San Diego, Chicago, and San Antonio were among the cities on the list. 
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If you are looking to start a new business endeavor, you may want to start your own company in one of these major cities.

ZenBusiness, a service that helps entrepreneurs grow their own businesses, created a ranking of the most successful metros for entrepreneurs based on the income premium for self-employed workers in 2018.

The income premium is the percent difference between the median income of entrepreneurs, who were defined as self-employed in the study, and all full-time employees using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample.

For example, the 2018 income premium for entrepreneurs in Las Vegas was 19.0%. That is, a typical entrepreneur in that city earns about $8,000 more than the median income of $42,000 of all full-time employees in Las Vegas. 

The median salary for entrepreneurs in the 53 large metros on ZenBusiness' list is about $53,000, roughly the same as the overall US median annual income in 2018 of about $52,000.

The highest income earned by entrepreneurs is in San Jose, California, where people who own their own business make a median income of $70,000.

Entrepreneurs in Salt Lake City, Utah, make the most compared to all other full-time employees in the city, making it a potentially desirable metro area for aspiring business owners. A typical entrepreneur in Salt Lake City earns about $60,000, while a typical full-time employee earns $48,200, a difference of 24.5%.

The following are the 21 US cities with a population size of over 1,000,000 residents where entrepreneurs are most successful, along with their income premium, median 2018 income, and share of entrepreneurs — the percentage of workers that identify as self-employed.

21. Phoenix, Arizona

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Income premium for entrepreneurs: 6.5%

Median income for entrepreneurs: $49,100

Median income for full-time workers: $46,100

Share of self-employed workers in workforce: 9.9%



20. New Orleans, Louisiana

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Income premium for entrepreneurs: 6.7%

Median income for entrepreneurs: $48,000

Median income for full-time workers: $45,000

Share of self-employed workers in workforce: 11.3%



19. Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Income premium for entrepreneurs: 6.8%

Median income for entrepreneurs: $60,000

Median income for full-time workers: $56,200

Share of self-employed workers in workforce: 8.5%




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'What is an Amazon Smart Plug?': Everything you need to know about Amazon's outlet that lets you turn devices on with your voice

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:20 AM PST

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  • The Amazon Smart Plug is an outlet that you can plug into the existing outlets in your home. 
  • Any device that you plug into an Amazon Smart Plug can be turned on and off using the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet.
  • The Alexa app allows you to set timers and routines for all of the Smart Plugs in your home, and lets you control your devices remotely and with your voice.
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Remember the Clapper? Clap once, your lights turned on. Clap again, and they turned off. It was a popular device that made turning on your lights as low-effort as possible.

Now, with the advent of smart technology like the Amazon Smart Plug, managing your electronics is even easier.

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How to use the Magnifier on your iPhone to zoom into hard-to-see signs and text

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:18 AM PST

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  • To use the Magnifier feature on your iPhone, navigate to the "Accessibility" section of your phone's Settings app.
  • The Magnifier feature uses your iPhone camera, and lets you zoom into street signs and other small text to make them easier to read.
  • You can also use the Magnifier feature to take temporary photos, turn on your flashlight, and adjust the lighting or brightness of your camera.
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There may come a time when you find that your close surroundings are increasingly difficult to decipher — and reading glasses alone simply don't do the trick.

But unless you like to dress up as Sherlock Holmes, you probably don't carry around a magnifying glass.

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Volvo's high-performance electric-vehicle brand just revealed a sleek concept car that hints at how it will compete with established makes like Tesla

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:17 AM PST

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  • Polestar, Volvo's high-performance electric sub-brand, offered a first look at the all-electric concept car it's bringing to the Geneva International Motor Show next month. 
  • The stunning, sharp-edged EV places an emphasis on environmentally sustainable design. Its interior includes materials made from recycled plastic bottles, fishing nets, and cork. 
  • The car is also packed with tech — it sports radar and lidar sensors, a 15-inch touchscreen, and eye-tracking technology. Instead of traditional mirrors, the Precept relies on cameras and screens, a feature that's still not legal in the US. 
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In unveiling the Cybertruck, Tesla tried to make sharp angles cool again — but with the debut of its Precept concept car, Polestar just showed Tesla how striking softer ones can be.

Polestar became Volvo's sub-brand dedicated to building electric performance cars a couple of years back, using a name that had been with the company for decades for an entirely new project. The brand is now teasing a stunning, all-electric concept vehicle called the Precept, which it will display at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. 

The concept shows that Volvo and its parent company Geely mean business when it comes to building an electric lineup in a world where gas-powered ones are still the norm. The Precept points toward a focus on sustainable manufacturing practices, rather than simply on building a more efficient alternative to traditional gas-powered vehicles.

Polestar says the Precept, which represents "a manifesto of things to come," is partially built from recycled plastic bottles, cork, and fishing nets. 

Learn more about what makes the Precept concept special below:

Polestar, Volvo's performance sub-brand, is showing off a stunning electric concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show next month.

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The Precept, according to Polestar, is "a vision of what Polestar stands for and what makes the brand relevant." The brand is advertising it with plenty of interesting and environmentally sustainable quirks and features, so let's dive in.

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There's a front wing integrated into the Precept's hood, which Polestar says increases aerodynamics and, consequently, range.

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From 'Middle-Class Joe' to millionaire: Joe Biden is worth an estimated $9 million. Here's a look at the lifestyle, finances, and real-estate portfolio of one of the leading Democratic presidential candidates.

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:06 AM PST

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Seven candidates qualified for tonight's tenth debate of the 2020 Democratic primaries, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden has unparalleled name recognition among the field of candidates vying for the title of Democratic presidential nominee. He was ranked No. 4 in Insider's recent "Power Ranking" of who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.

The 77-year-old has touted himself as "Middle-Class Joe" for decades — but he and his wife, Jill, have a net worth of $9 million, according to a Forbes estimate from July 2019.

The couple's fortune is mostly tied to public speaking engagements and book royalties, according to tax returns and financial disclosures released by the Biden campaign and published on the campaign's website.

A spokesperson for Biden didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Biden's net worth or personal life from Business Insider.

Keep reading for a look at Biden's wealth, assets, real estate, and lifestyle.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is one of the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

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The 77-year-old former senator was ranked No. 4 in Insider's recent "Power Ranking" of which candidate has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.



While many Americans perceive Biden as likable, many also take issue with his candidacy.

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A June Insider poll found Biden was ranked by respondents as more likable or personable candidate than his opponents 78% of the time, but that doesn't mean he isn't contending with significant criticism regarding policy and more.

In the spring, Biden addressed accusations that he made several woman feel uncomfortable due to inappropriate touching.

In the summer, Biden fondly recalled working with two segregationist senators, later apologizing for it.

More recently, analysts have expressed concerned with Biden's age — should he win the nomination, and then the presidency, the possibility of a second term would be questionable. He would be 86 in 2028.



The 2020 Democratic primary marks the third presidential race Biden has entered — but the first as a millionaire.

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Biden's political career took off in 1972, when he was elected to the US Senate. He unseated Republican J. Caleb Boggs to become the fifth-youngest senator in history. He then continued to serve as a Delaware senator for over 30 years.

Biden has famously touted himself as the poorest member of the Senate and referred to himself as "Middle-Class Joe."

In 2008, he was the running mate for Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. From 2009 to 2017, he served as Vice President of the United States with Obama as president.

Prior to the 2020 election cycle, Biden had run for president twice: first in 1988, and again in 2008. The first run ended in a plagiarism scandal; the second time around, he withdrew from the race after the Iowa caucus




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Mike Bloomberg said in 2016 that banks were 'my peeps' and vowed to defend them as president. That contradicts his recent pledge to get tough on Wall Street.

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:02 AM PST

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  • Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg said he would "defend the banks" as president during a closed-door event in 2016 in leaked comments first reported by CNN.
  • He also slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren, now a Democratic primary rival.
  • "Well, to start, my first campaign platform would be to defend the banks, and you know how well that's gonna sell in this country," the billionaire media executive said.
  • The remarks appear to contradict Bloomberg's campaign promise to get tough on Wall Street.
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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said at a closed-door event in 2016 that he would "defend the banks" if he were ever elected president and slammed Democratic presidential rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to CNN.

During the appearance, Bloomberg said income inequality was an issue that needed to be confronted before society "blows up."

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These are the hottest fintech startups and companies in the world

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:02 AM PST

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It's a fascinating time for fintech.

What was once a disruptive force in the financial world has become standard practice for many industry leaders. 

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Inside Tecovas, the 'Warby Parker of cowboy boots' that just raised $15 million as its $300 boots continue to take the multibillion-dollar boot industry by its horns

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:02 AM PST

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  • Tecovas is a direct-to-consumer cowboy boot retailer that also has brick-and-mortar stores in Austin, Texas.
  • The startup has earned comparisons to direct brands like Warby Parker and Glossier for its lower price points and online offerings.
  • It just raised $15 million in new equity funding as the company continues to open stores across Texas.
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There's a reason cowboy boot retailer Tecovas has been dubbed the "Warby Parker of cowboy boots."

The Western-wear company started out selling high-quality cowboy boots online directly to consumers, earning itself comparisons to other direct brands like Warby Parker, Glossier, and Everlane.

And like those brands, Tecovas is able to sell its products at a lower price point than its traditional retail competitors. Tecovas' most popular men's boots sell for around $225, and the average price point is about $300, founder Paul Hedrick told Loose Threads.

The company was founded in 2015 and began expansion into the brick-and-mortar landscape in 2019, opening its first retail store in Austin, Texas. That's also when the startup raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Elephant, a venture capital firm founded in part by Warby Parker co-founder Andy Hunt. And just this month, the company raised $15 million in new equity funding.

The funding round comes as Tecovas continues to open more brick-and-mortar stores across Texas, like in Houston and Plano, but these boots aren't just for cowboys.

Hedrick told Business Insider in 2019 that he envisions his boots dressing many a person from New York to Chicago to Texas and beyond. With 70% of the company's sales coming from outside of Texas, he may be on to something.

"My goal for the boots has always been for them to be equally fitting in the boardroom as they are in the bar as they are in the wedding as they are at a concert," Hedrick said.

We visited the Tecovas retail store in Austin, Texas, in 2019. Here's what it's like.

In today's burgeoning direct-to-consumer retail arena, Tecovas isn't the first to strike gold.

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But it is the first to zero in on one particular untapped product and market: Western footwear.

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Founder Paul Hedrick, a native Texan and subsequent avid boot-wearer, told Business Insider in 2019 that he saw an opportunity to disrupt the $3 billion Western boot industry.

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Anne Hathaway is selling her NYC penthouse for $3.5 million. Look inside the elegant 2-bedroom residence that sits atop a 116-year-old mansion half a block from Central Park.

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:01 AM PST

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Anne Hathaway is selling her New York City penthouse for $3,495,000, Sotheby's International Realty confirmed to Business Insider.

The Oscar-winning actress bought the co-op apartment with her husband, Adam Shulman, for $2.55 million in 2016. The two-bedroom residence sits atop a Neo-Georgian mansion half a block from Central Park that was built in 1904 as one of the last private homes on Manhattan's Upper West Side, according to the listing. 

Jeremy Stein of Sotheby's International Realty holds the listing for the penthouse, which has undergone extensive renovations that added white oak herringbone flooring throughout and raised the ceilings.

Take a look inside Hathaway's elegant Manhattan penthouse.

Anne Hathaway is selling her two-bedroom New York City penthouse for $3,495,000.

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The penthouse sits at the top of a historic Neo-Georgian mansion built in 1904. According to the listing, the mansion was one of the last private homes built on the Upper West Side.

Access to the penthouse comes via a private key-locked elevator.



The five-story building sits on a leafy street in Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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It's only half a block from Central Park.



Hathaway bought the co-op apartment with her husband, Adam Shulman, for $2.55 million in 2016.

Emily Andrews for Sotheby's International Realty

The couple did extensive renovations on the home, including adding white oak herringbone floors throughout and raising the ceilings, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The living room has an ethanol fireplace and opens up to the expansive terrace.




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I've tested more than a dozen 'beds-in-a-box' and Leesa's hybrid mattress is by far the most comfortable — it's also 10% off right now and there are freebies with any mattress purchase

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 09:00 AM PST

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By some estimates, there are currently more than 100 brands that deliver compressed memory foam beds to your door. Though brick-and-mortar stores are still king, these "bed-in-a-box" companies are taking advantage of consumer dissatisfaction with the high-pressure sales environment offered by traditional mattress showrooms. The new online companies are even offering risk-free trials that allow you to spend several nights on a mattress to see if it's right for you.

One of the biggest names in the industry is Leesa. They recently sent me their luxury hybrid Leesa Hybrid mattress, the Leesa Foundation, and two hybrid pillows for free to test. Below, I will examine what you should look for when shopping for a mattress, share my experience with the Leesa Hybrid mattress and Leesa Foundation, and let you know who this bed is best suited for.

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Doing a 4-step 'financial inventory' on my money every month means I don't make mistakes — and save hundreds of dollars

Posted: 25 Feb 2020 08:55 AM PST

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The biggest resolution I made for 2020 was to make fewer mistakes with my money every month, like overspending on things I don't need and overdrafting my account. 

For many years, I let my finances run on autopilot, paying my credit card bill monthly and contributing to my retirement account once a year. I hardly spent any time checking for mistakes or making sure I was balancing my accounts to fight overdraft fees. 

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