Business Insider Parent Nears Deal to Buy Controlling Stake in Morning Brew

Business Insider parent Insider Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Morning Brew, a news startup known for a popular email newsletter on business and finance, according to people familiar with the situation.

The terms the companies are discussing would value Morning Brew at over $75 million, including certain performance incentives, the people said. The companies haven’t completed a deal, and the talks could still fall apart.

The sale of Morning Brew is a bright spot in a digital-media sector that has faced a number of challenges. The online-ad market was already under pressure before the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the situation.

Newsletters, including those operated by companies like Morning Brew, theSkimm and traditional media outlets, are viewed as attractive, partly because they can help companies expand the reach of their content and recruit new subscribers. Newsletters often command higher advertising rates than traditional display ads in

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Senate GOP to Vote on More Small-Business Relief Next Week Despite No Stimulus Deal

As Congress and the White House continue their stalemate over another pandemic stimulus package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to hold a vote next week on a “targeted relief” measure that focuses on replenishing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses.



a person holding a bicycle: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks through the Senate subway after a vote on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington on October 1 in Washington, DC.


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks through the Senate subway after a vote on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington on October 1 in Washington, DC.

The move will come just days before the Nov. 3 election and amid a fierce political debate over confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

While Democrats will almost certainly block the legislation from advancing to a final vote by filibustering it—as they did with a previous piecemeal bill by Republicans—it will offer vulnerable GOP senators last-minute political ammunition as voters prepare to cast their ballots.

“Unless Democrats block this aid for workers,

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