Casper Casper’s mattress. LONDON — Online mattress and bedding startup Casper doubled sales to $ 200 million (£154.5 million) last year and is on track to double sales again this year. Casper’s European MD Constantin Eis told Business Insider on a call this week that, while the company is not explicitly targeting sales of $ […]

PA Theresa May leaves Downing Street ahead of Brexit speech. LONDON — A faltering economy and poor polling accuracy could undermine the Conservative party’s hopes for a crushing victory in the General Election in June, according to Pantheon Macroeconomics. With the Conservatives streaking ahead in the opinion polls, Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early […]

Reuters/Peter Nicholls Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, speaks during a question and answer session with Reuters Global Editor Alessandra Galloni at a Reuters Newsmaker event in London, Britain April 7, 2017 LONDON — New data from the Office of National Statistics on Friday, which showed UK GDP growth slowing to just 0.3% in the first quarter of 2017, […]

Twitter Dr. David Dao. The head of security at Chicago’s O’Hare International and Midway Airports has been fired. On Friday, the Chicago Department of Aviation confirmed that airport security chief Jeffrey Redding has been relieved of his duties effective Thursday, April 27. The City of Chicago declined to comment on the cause of Redding’s termination. […]

Getty Images/ Peter Macdiarmid The Children’s Investment Fund, a $ 14.5 billion hedge fund based in London, has gotten off to a strong start to the year. The fund returned 10.7% in the first quarter, according to an investment letter reviewed by Business Insider, ahead of the 6.4% return on the MSCI World index.  The […]

Thomson Reuters ICE chief Jeff Sprecher speaks at the Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference in New York The London Stock Exchange’s search for a buyer hit a wall in March when the European Commission put the kibosh on a merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany-based Deutsche Börse.  But for The […]

Cars without mirrors are really a thing. And they’ll be here before you know it.  BMW BMW unveiled a mirrorless concept car in January at CES. Automakers are aiming to replace rearview and sideview mirrors in vehicles with camera monitoring systems during the next few years. Japanese automakers have already gotten the okay to begin […]

AP Ja Rule. Fyre Festival is an unmitigated disaster, and rapper Ja Rule does not want to be blamed. What was supposed to be a three-day all-inclusive luxury music festival with tickets costing up to $ 250,000 has collapsed under its own weight. With acts and catering pulling out, a lack of adequate infrastructure on the private […]

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider’s summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sol Kumin launched his New York-based hedge fund in 2015 to much fanfare. Kumin, who had recruited some of Steve Cohen’s top traders while working at the billionaire’s high-profile fund, SAC Capital, is known for his boisterous personality and salesmanship. […]