- Business Insider 23:41February 20, 2021Twin sisters started cigar company with only a $500 investment - and now they're shipping nationwideThese twin sisters started their own brand of cigars, Tres Lindas Cubanas. Even as the only Afro-Cuban women in a room full of men, they now ship their blends to all 50 states.
< Retail, Video, Video, Cuba, cuban cigar, Cigar, Female CEO, entrenpreneur, Business Insider Today >
- Business Insider 02:10February 13, 2021Now empty, the biggest restaurant in NYC's Chinatown is delivering dim sum kits to celebrate Lunar New YearThe 43-year-old restaurant Jing Fong has lost 80% of its revenue during the pandemic, so its dim sum chefs are getting creative.
< Retail, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Lunar New Year, New York City, Chinatown, Dim Sum >
- Business Insider 01:03February 12, 2021How books are handmade letter by letter at one of the last printing presses in the USEach letter of a book from Arion Press is handmade from molten lead, and a single book can take years to complete.
< Strategy, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Books, Printing Press, San Francisco >
- Business Insider 22:00February 10, 2021How farmers in India breed dazzling $40 clownfish that look nothing like NemoClownfish farming has taken off in India as the government tries to support rural economies. Some of the colorful new varieties cost as much as $40.
< Retail, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Fish, Farming, India, breeding, Clownfish, Finding Nemo >
- Business Insider 03:49February 6, 2021Scientists are making flip-flops out of algae that are 100% biodegradable - and it could reduce plastic pollutionPlastic pollution is everywhere - but the biodegradable algae flip-flops made by UC San Diego researchers could signal a change to that.
< Science, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Algae, sandals, Biodegradable, Plastic pollution >
- Business Insider 01:05February 4, 2021The 1,000-year-old Turkish rug industry is hanging by a thread - but these weavers are keeping it aliveHandwoven Turkish rugs can cost thousands of dollars, and a single rug can take over a year to make.
< News, Strategy, Video, Business Insider Today, Turkey, Rugs, carpet >
- Business Insider 23:50February 1, 2021Meet the Indian potters who are keeping an ancient tradition alive for just $40 a weekPotters in Delhi make as little as $4 for every 1,000 clay oil lamps they make - not nearly enough to support a family.
< News, Video, Business Insider Today, Diwali, India, Pottery >
- Business Insider 23:24January 25, 2021A Mexican company is turning leftover avocado pits into biodegradable silverwareBiofase, a company in Mexico, transforms avocado waste into bioplastic, which breaks down fast and requires less fossil fuels to produce.
< News, Science, Video, Business Insider Today, Mexico, Avocados, Food Waste, Plastic, Biodegradable >
- Business Insider 02:19January 23, 2021How COVID-19 is ravaging two cities across the US-Mexico border, with no end in sightHospitals and funeral homes are overwhelmed in both El Paso and Ciudad Juárez as the twin cities struggle to fight COVID-19.
< Healthcare, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Texas, Mexico, El Paso, Juarez, COVID >
- Business Insider 18:02January 20, 2021Arizona was an early battleground for 'Stop The Steal' protesters leading up to the Capitol siegeFor months, we followed Arizonans who have protested near daily to overturn the 2020 election. Some of them took part in the January 6 Capitol siege.
< Politics, News, Video, Business Insider Today, Arizona, Stop The Steal, Capitol Siege, Donald Trump, Jacob Chansley >
- Business Insider 23:45January 19, 2021A single neighborhood makes 90% of the brass instruments in India - and the pandemic has put it in jeopardyFor over a century, workers in the Jali Kothi neighborhood of Meerut have been making tubas, trumpets, and bugles by hand.
< News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, India, Instruments >
- Business Insider 23:45January 19, 2021Sweden is turning into a wine hotspot because of climate changeLonger and warmer summers have made parts of Sweden ripe for wine production - an industry that barely existed there 20 years ago.
< Science, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Wine, Sweden, Global Warming, Climate Change >
- Business Insider 23:13January 12, 2021'We don't even eat the same type of rice': How Latino voters shaped the 2020 election from Florida to ArizonaLatinos were the highest voting minority group in the 2020 election for the first time in US history. But they didn't vote as a monolith.
< Politics, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, 2020 Elections, Latinos, Hispanic voters US >
- Business Insider 01:45January 12, 2021Hat weaving has kept one Ecuadorian village in business for 150 years, but the tradition is now at risk of dying outThe number of hat weavers in the Ecuadorian village of Puzhio has dropped from 124 to just 25 in the past 15 years. Locals expect it to get worse.
< News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Ecuador >
- Business Insider 21:55January 7, 2021COVID-19 vaccines are making their way around the world, but global immunity is still far offAs countries begin administering COVID-19 shots, overcoming skepticism and distributing the vaccines to remote areas remains a challenge.
< News, Politics, Video, Business Insider Today, Vaccine, COVID-19, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sputnik V >
- Business Insider 06:41January 7, 2021WATCH: Armed pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol and forced Congress into a recessArmed Trump supporters stormed into the US Capitol on Wednesday to disrupt the confirmation of Joe Biden's presidential victory.
< Politics, News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Washington DC, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, US Capitol Building >
- Business Insider 01:39December 29, 2020Almost 70% of the world's soccer balls are made in one city in Pakistan - here's what it's like inside one of the factoriesThe city of Sialkot in northern Pakistan is home to at least 1,000 soccer ball factories that employ almost 60,000 people.
< News, Sports, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Pakistan, Soccer, Sports Equipment >
- Business Insider 22:21December 28, 2020WATCH: How a legendary LA puppet theater is keeping its magic alive during the COVID-19 eraThe iconic Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles has had to pivot to hosting walk-through exhibits and Zoom performances this year.
< Strategy, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, puppets, Los Angeles >
- Business Insider 22:01December 28, 2020What it's like to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to some of the first healthcare workers to receive itHealthcare workers in Nashville hope that getting the vaccine will motivate others to get it when it becomes more widely available.
< Healthcare, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Healthcare Workers, Nashville >
- Business Insider 00:57December 24, 2020A workshop in Spain is using 3D-printing tech to make 'fake' versions of ancient masterpiecesCritics have accused Factum Arte of forgery, but the founder maintains his works are just highly faithful copies of the originals.
< News, Video, Business Insider Today, Art, Spain, 3D Printing, art restoration >
- Business Insider 01:36December 22, 2020A new brain surgery cured a man of his 18-year opioid addiction - and it could help solve the opioid epidemicDoctors are hoping deep brain stimulation can one day save some of the 128 Americans lost every day in the opioid epidemic.
< Science, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, opioid addiction, Opioids, West Virginia, Brain surgery, Deep Brain Stimulaion >
- Business Insider 01:22December 20, 2020Santas around the world are reinventing their business to eliminate in-person contact this ChristmasIn some countries, Santas are greeting children via video call, while in others, hologram Santas are showing up at holiday markets.
< News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Christmas, Santa Claus, COVID-19 >
- Business Insider 00:38December 19, 2020Displaced people in Iraq are running out of options as the government shuts down refugee campsIraq is shutting down temporary refugee camps in the dead of winter with the pandemic in full swing, alarming human rights experts.
< News, Politics, Military & Defense, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Iraq, Refugees, Isis >
- Business Insider 22:50December 18, 2020How one of the last remaining dyehouses in Egypt has kept its ancient tradition alive as competition ramps upEgypt has long been known for its textile industry, and Salama Mahmoud takes pride in doing a job that "goes back to the Pharaohs."
< News, Strategy, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, dye, Textile Industry >
- Business Insider 21:27December 15, 2020The traditional South Asian game carrom has been exploding in popularity during the pandemic - and it's kept one factory afloatWe went inside a carrom board factory in Pakistan, where workers are struggling to meet demand for the traditional tabletop game.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, Pakistan, Games, Pandemic, South Asia >
- Business Insider 19:30December 15, 2020A power plant in Turkey is turning scrap tires into electricity for 30,000 peopleIn Turkey and other plants around the world, energy is the future for thousands and thousands of the tires we throw away yearly.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, Turkey, tires, Pollution, Recycling >
- Business Insider 22:57December 14, 2020'Our family is shattered': Grief lingers in virus-free Wuhan as life returns to normalFamilies in Wuhan, where the first cases of coronavirus emerged a year ago, are blaming the government for the loss of their loved ones.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, China, Wuhan China, coronavirus >
- Business Insider 03:10December 13, 2020Bats are still on the menu and for sale at markets in Indonesia, despite their link to COVID-19Experts are worried about the transmission of the coronavirus and other diseases at wet markets that sell the meat of exotic animals.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, Bats, Indonesia, Pandemic, Disease >
- Business Insider 20:59December 9, 2020Breast implants may be making some women sick. We followed one woman's journey to get hers removed.Breast Implant Illness is not an official diagnosis, but that hasn't stopped thousands from reporting symptoms like insomnia and brain fog.
< News, Video, Business Insider Today, Plastic Surgery, Breast Implants >
- Business Insider 20:00December 8, 2020We followed a Delta cleaning crew to see how the airline is sanitizing planes as travel ramps back upThe COVID-19 pandemic has changed the entire airline industry, including health precautions cleaning crews take before each flight.
< Transportation, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Airlines, Delta Air lines, air travel, Flight Attendants >
- Business Insider 01:14December 8, 2020We went inside the Baltimore Police Department to see what de-escalation training looks like - and how it could help fix policingPolice departments across the US are searching for ways to earn community trust. Baltimore police hope de-escalation training could be one answer.
< News, Politics, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Balitmore, Police, Police Brutality, George Floyd, Freddie Gray >
- Business Insider 19:38December 7, 2020The COVID-19 vaccine race has caused unprecedented demand for companies that make freezers and glass vialsEmployees at vial maker Schott and freezer maker Binder are gearing up for a coronavirus vaccine that will need distributing.
< News, Video, Science, Video, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Germany, glass, Business Insider Today >
- Business Insider 23:59December 3, 2020Florida's multimillion-dollar alligator farm industry is struggling to stay afloatCOVID-19 has threatened the livelihoods of many families in Florida's alligator industry as their consumer base has dried up.
< News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Alligators, Florida, Leather >
- Business Insider 02:08December 3, 2020WATCH: Meet the last family practicing this 400-year-old Indian art formThe Khatri family has practiced Rogan art for eight generations, and they believe they're the last ones keeping the tradition alive in India.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, India, Art >
- Business Insider 00:42November 21, 2020Californians are turning to Indigenous groups and their 'controlled burns' to combat the worst wildfire season in historyIndigenous groups like the Amah Mutsun have controlled wildfires with "prescribed" burns for millennia. The rest of California is waking up.
< News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, California, Wildfires, Fire, firefighting, Indigenous People >
- Business Insider 00:17November 21, 2020Trump got 81% of the evangelical vote in 2016, but that number dropped to 75% in 2020. Meet the evangelicals who rejected him.Pastor Doug Pagitt is hosting anti-Trump rallies in swing states to convince fellow evangelical Christians not to vote for Donald Trump.
< Politics, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, 2020 Elections, Evangelical Christians, Christianity, Donald Trump >
- Business Insider 21:36November 20, 2020WATCH: An 86-year-old is one of the last Greek bakers who makes phyllo dough by hand. He turned his kitchen into a tourist attraction.Giorgos Hatziparaskos has made phyllo dough by hand at his workshop in Rethymno, Greece, for more than 50 years, and tourists are noticing.
< Strategy, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, Greece, Baking, Tourism >
- Business Insider 20:22November 20, 2020WATCH: Santorini used to have a flourishing tomato crop. Now one man is turning to tourists to save the industry.The volcanic soil on the Greek island of Santorini yields a unique variety of cherry tomato that's popular with tourists, thanks to Petros Oikonomou.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, Greece, tomatoes, Santorini, Tourism >
- Business Insider 18:48November 19, 2020WATCH: From heads of state to mask makers, the world is celebrating Biden's victory over TrumpLeaders around the world are congratulating Biden and Harris on their win, even if Trump and GOP lawmakers won't acknowledge the victory.
< Politics, Video, Business Insider Today, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, 2020 Elections >
- Business Insider 23:40November 17, 2020Trump still hasn't conceded the election — here's how other presidential runner-ups have graciously bowed out in the pastConcession speeches are not required, but it has been a tradition for more than 100 years for the runner-up to publicly acknowledge their defeat.
< Politics, News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, 2020 Elections, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Elections >
- Business Insider 23:06November 17, 2020A Syrian refugee founded a cleaning service in Turkey that's offering jobs to other refugeesRefugees in Turkey face frequent discrimination and often have trouble finding work. The cleaning service A Clean Start is trying to change that.
< Strategy, News, International, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Turkey, Refugees, Syria, Discrimination >
- Business Insider 00:00November 12, 2020How a designer who upholsters furniture by hand managed to grow her business in a pandemicNicole Crowder's upholstery business has grown, despite the pandemic, as people in her hometown and beyond discover her.
< Strategy, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Furniture, Design, Small Business >
- Business Insider 02:29November 11, 2020WATCH: Americans flooded the streets in celebration and protest after Joe Biden won the 2020 electionAmericans celebrated after the election was called for Biden. But some Trump supporters, and the president himself, have not acknowledged the victory.
< Politics, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, 2020 Elections, Joe Biden, Donald Trump >
- Business Insider 01:04November 11, 2020The era of big beef may be over as Americans turn to small-scale butchers in the pandemicNearly 40,000 meat industry workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, causing some Americans to rethink where they get their meat.
< News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, meat industry, Pandemic, Farms, Supply Chain >
- Business Insider 19:58November 10, 2020A children's newspaper in India is employing underprivileged kids to report on the COVID-19 crisisBalaknama, or "children's journal" in Hindi, is helping to teach kids from the slums of Delhi journalism skills and lift them out of poverty.
< News, International, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, India, Journalism, Child Labor, Pandemic, Poverty, Slums, Delhi, Newspapers >
- Business Insider 08:18November 8, 2020WATCH: Highlights from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris victory speechesPresident-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered victory speeches on November 7. Both spoke of hope, inclusion, and unity.
< Politics, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Joe Biden, 2020 Elections, Donald Trump, Elections >
- Business Insider 23:49November 6, 2020A German church opened its doors to Muslim worshippers. It shows how religions are having to get creative to meet spiritual and financial demands.The pandemic has been hard on religious institutions that depend on in-person worship, but many are finding ways to adapt.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, Religion, Islam, Germany, Pandemic >
- Business Insider 22:11November 6, 2020WATCH: This is what protests look like across the country following the 2020 electionPro-Trump demonstrations are popping up in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Wisconsin, while police used force on protesters in New York City.
< Politics, Video, Video, Elections, Business Insider Today, 2020 Elections, Protests >
- Business Insider 00:44November 6, 2020Turkish people are relying on the country's traditional cologne to fight COVID-19 — and it's flying off the shelvesTurkey's health minister recommended the use of kolonya, a fragrant Turkish cologne with a high alcohol content, to ward off the coronavirus.
< News, Video, International, Video, Business Insider Today, Turkey, Hand sanitizer, Pandemic >
- Business Insider 01:08November 5, 2020WATCH: Day of the Dead saw muted celebrations this year in Mexico, where 91,000 have died from COVID-19Pandemic precautions have closed cemeteries and limited gatherings in Mexico City, but streets are still filled memorials to the dead.
< News, Video, Video, Business Insider Today, Mexico, Day of the Dead, COVID-19, coronavirus >