⏱Computers in jail?
Arrests from the Capitol riot, and air travel is back
Good morning everyone, and thanks for joining us for 90 Seconds on this beautiful Tuesday morning.
0:05- Two men charged for assault on a police officer during the Capitol riot
Federal prosecutors announced yesterday that two men had been arrested on charges of assault related to the death of Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick. The two men, Julian Khater and George Tanios, were found via surveillance footage and associates who recognized them according to court documents. The two men had their initial appearances before a judge yesterday to formalize the charges of conspiring to injure an officer, civil disorder, obstructing an official proceeding, and engaging in physical violence on restricted grounds, among others.
0:27- Back like it never left
Yesterday airlines reported that last Friday was the busiest day since last March, as the TSA screened more than 1.35M people. Delta CEO Ed Bastian described the good news by saying, “We’ve seen some glimmers of hope over the last year, but they’ve been false hope. But this seems like it’s real.” Delta (+2.3%), American (+7.7%), and United (+8.3%) were all up on the news as investors looked forward towards the future of travel with vaccinated people.
0:47- An insider scoop on tech in America
As privacy concerns continue to sweep the nation, the power of tech companies has attracted the attention of lawmakers and citizens alike. Protocol conducted a tech employee survey (n = 1,504) that found that 80% think the industry is too powerful, 40% found that technology does more harm than good, 44% don’t want the industry to comply with law enforcement demands (information on users primarily), and a shocking 73% indicated that the government should regulate AI immediately.
1:08- Mo’ Spending, Mo’ Taxes
According to his administration, President Biden is currently planning the first major federal tax hike since 1993. This hike will serve as a way to pay for his expected long term economic package that will follow the Covid relief bill that was just passed, and will affect both corporate and individual taxes. In addition to providing funding for the new package, it will also help the government stabilize federal revenue into the future. Currently it is only 16.5% compared to a peak of 20% in the early 2000s.
1:28- Doggy medicine
A new “groundbreaking” treatment for dogs is solving arthritis problems in older dogs around the country, that works by involving the synthesis of antibody molecules to eliminate the pain. Good news for our canine friends!
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