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SoFi wants to show you the top stock picks of your friends and family

Retail investing has boomed since the market bottom in March, and online stock trading and investing apps have been a main beneficiary as younger Americans from the millennial and Gen Z generations pour money into stocks that reflect their world and view of the future.

Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi, says his firm is among those that have quickly grown investment accounts as the stay-at-home environment caused by the coronavirus resulted in a broader migration to digital financial services. Within investing specifically, SoFi has seen a 250% increase in new accounts since the beginning of the year.

As a result of all that market action and interest on mobile, SoFi is launching new social following features within its SoFi Invest service so its members can follow stock portfolios of family, friends and peers, and see what their personal network is buying and selling. The new tools will also include a

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Armed groups say they will show up at polling sites on Election Day

  • Far-right groups are planning online to monitor polling sites on Election Day, some of them armed, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
  • Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called Oath Keepers, said his members would draw their weapons if needed.
  • Rhodes said he wanted to prevent “the radical left” from intimidating voters. Experts say the presence of groups like his would probably make things worse.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Far-right groups are planning to patrol polling sites on Election Day, some of them armed, causing experts to worry about the possibility of violent clashes and voter intimidation.

Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called the Oath Keepers, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that his members would “be out on Election Day to protect people who are voting.” He said some would be carrying concealed weapons.

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Armed groups say they will show up to polling sites on Election Day, and experts are afraid it will intimidate voters

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An armed group marching at a right-wing protest in Virginia in January. Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty Images
  • Far-right groups are planning online to monitor polling sites on Election Day, some of them armed, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

  • Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called Oath Keepers, said his members would draw their weapons if needed.

  • Rhodes said he wanted to prevent “the radical left” from intimidating voters. Experts say the presence of groups like his would probably make things worse.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Far-right groups are planning to patrol polling sites on Election Day, some of them armed, causing experts to worry about the possibility of violent clashes and voter intimidation.

Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called the Oath Keepers, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that his members would “be out on Election Day

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Growth hacking can make or break your startup business. This intro guidance can show the way

TLDR: The Essential Growth Hacker Bundle gives entrepreneurs the tools to understand and launch an effective digital marketing strategy.

Now that we’ve spent the past two decades working out how digital marketing fits in a new business’ overall sales and engagement strategy, we’ve slowly taken our next step through the looking glass into the next stage of online business development: growth hacking.

In case you’re new to the term, it’s exactly like it sounds. It’s a short-term game plan focused on some core digital marketing tenets to boost brand awareness, cultivate potential customers and create excitement around a product or service as fast as possible.

It’s marketing on digitally-enhanced steroids — and with such a thin margin for most startups between success and failure, a growth hacking push could make all the difference. With the training in The Essential Growth Hacker Bundle ($29, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals),

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Giorgio Armani’s televised fashion show reinforces his super-brand power

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Here’s What It Takes For Fashion Brands To Be Sustainable. Can The Industry Be Saved?

It’s time to wake up. On Global Day of Climate Action, VICE Media Group is solely telling stories about our current climate crisis. Click here to meet young climate leaders from around the globe and learn how you can take action. By now, the fashion industry’s harmful effects on the environment are well-known. With natural resources being used faster than they can be renewed, and more clothing produced by brands (and thrown out by consumers) than ever before, the environmental impact of the industry, as it currently operates, is catastrophic. “In the U.S., 11 million tons of textiles go into landfills every year,” says Kristy Caylor, CEO and co-founder of For Days, a zero-waste, organic line of basics. “When these clothes decompose, they release methane which is more harmful than CO2.” With this in

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‘Why Are We Having An Awards Show In the Middle of the Pandemic?’

Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About Hosting Virtual Emmys With No Audience: Getting No Laughs Is Something I’ve Become Accustomed To!

“It’s harder and a completely different ballgame,” the host says about hosting the Emmys.

Jimmy Kimmel had no shortage of hilarious material for his 2020 Emmy Awards opening monologue.

Kimmel wasted no time in addressing the elephant in the room: that this year’s award ceremony is like no other due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“It’s great to finally see people again,” Kimmel said, as at-home viewers saw old footage of stars in the audience.

Of course, Kimmel was almost completely alone at the Staples Center, joking, “you can’t have a virus without a host.”

Kimmel said that the “big” question of the night was why to continue on with the award show in the midst of a global pandemic, but noted that the world needs a little “fun” right

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Joor’s Power Play in the Digital Trade Show Space

Trade shows are going digital and Joor is advancing the trend by hosting 11 upcoming events this year, after conducting four since June alone.

“Joor Passport is changing the fashion event space for good,” said Kristin Savilia, chief executive officer of Joor, a digital business-to-business wholesale marketplace. “We still believe in physical events but we also believe the digital manifestation will extend the reach, duration and value of these events.”

The Joor Passport extension of the Joor platform is powering Splash Paris starting Sept. 7; Capsule, launching Sept. 15; London Fashion Week starting Sept. 17; Cabana on Sept. 22; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul, launching Sept. 28; Bogota Fashion Week, Oct. 1; Ontimeshow in Shanghai launching Oct. 9; Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo, Oct. 12, and Arab Fashion Week, Oct. 21.

In addition to those nine, Joor Showcase, an online market for over 300 “elevated” men’s and women’s contemporary apparel, accessory

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How the GOP team is studying the Democrats’ show

When Democrats kicked off their virtual nominating convention Monday night, few viewers watched more closely than a handful of top aides to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.

Eager to please their optics-obsessed boss, they took notes on which speakers worked well, which messages landed flat and how they can avoid the awkward moments and minor hiccups that opened the party’s unprecedented convention experience.

As Democrats pack their nightly two-hour programs with sharp denunciations of Trump from a medley of A-List celebrities, everyday Americans and party activists, the Trump campaign is honing its counter-punch. By hosting the Republican National Convention second, the president’s team hopes to give him the last word and use this week as an instructive exercise in what works and what doesn’t before they take the stage next week.

Monday’s program, emceed by actress Eva Longoria Bastón, featured a mishmash of pre-taped videos from prominent Democratic figures, musical

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Drew Barrymore Talks With Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell About Child Stardom and Getting Into Show Business

The Drew Barrymore Show is kicking off in September, but the actress and host is gearing up with some fun digital content — including Drew’s Movie Nite special! The first film she’s screening is the family comedy classic Good Burger, and she spoke with the movie’s stars as part of the virtual event.

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell joined Barrymore via video chat for the first Drew’s Movie Nite special, and they dished on the making of the movie, their life years later, and their first forays into the world of acting.

Barrymore, who was a child star herself and began acting when she was 11 months old, asked the actors how they got their start, and both found a love for performing in community theater during elementary school.

“I was about 12 years old,” Mitchell reflected. “I was a bit of a class clown and my parents were

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The ‘Daily Show’ Creator Taking on Anti-Abortion Extremists

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Through the mists of time, comedian Lizz Winstead remembers only a single brief encounter with a local publicity hound from Queens who—in one of the more improbable scenarios in the history of the Republic—became the 45th president of the United States.

“I did encounter Donald Trump,” Winstead told The Daily Beast, recalling an incident in the late 1990s when she was head writer and co-creator of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. “When we couldn’t afford to go to places like the Olympics, we would find some shitty version to cover that was sort of like the Olympics.

“So when the Olympics were happening in the ‘90s, Donald Trump sponsored something out in the Hamptons called ‘The Model Olympics.’ And it was models doing gunny sack races. I feel like there was a lot of bouncing and bikinis. And he was there, and he granted me an interview.

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