SWB WORLD : DOW Finishes With Gain of 567 Points; SPACE X’ Takes Off !; The Winter Olympics Begin


 TODAY’S QUOTE

Wednesday February 7, 2018

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”–George Burns


BIZ


HEADLINES

WSJ

U.S. Stocks See-Saw on Another Volatile Day

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REUTERS

U.S. regulators may ask Congress for virtual currency legislation

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BLOOMBERG

These Kinds of Stock-Market Losses Aren’t That Unusual

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BBC

US shares swing wildly after two days of losses

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WORLD

SWB EUROPE

EU opens door to Balkans with 2025 target for membership

REUTERS


SWB ASIA

Taiwan earthquake: People trapped in Hualien

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SWB MIDDLE EAST 

U.N. demands Syria ceasefire as air strikes pound rebel areas

REUTERS


SWB AFRICA

After Cape Town, more African cities face water crisis: Deloitte

REUTERS


SWB LATIN AMERICA

Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands, court rules

BBC


POLITICS


THE HILL

Senate leaders near two-year budget deal to prevent shutdown

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IG poised to reignite war over FBI’s Clinton case

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POLITICO

Kelly doubts Trump will extend Dreamers deadline

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House panel backs release of Democrats’ memo on FBI

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MARKETS


  • STOCKS

Dow Finishes With Gain of 567 Points; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Close Higher

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 567 points, or 2.3%. At its lows for the day, the Dow dropped as much as 567 points, putting the index into correction territory.

THE STREET


  • OIL

Oil Prices Rise After Inventory Report, Could Reach $80 a Barrel, Citi Says

THE STREET 


  • INVESTING

What Investing Legends Do When the Stock Market Stumbles

THE STREET


  • CRYPTOCURRENCY

Crypto Risks Swell as Lack of Regulation Opens Door for Market Manipulation

THE STREET


  • TECH

Early reviews are in for Apple’s new $350 Echo competitor, the HomePod — and it’s getting destroyed

TI


  • REAL ESTATE

A Truly Digital Mortgage: Are We There Yet?

FORBES


  • RETAIL

Google is reportedly dropping $2 billion on Chelsea Market, a food mecca and office building in NYC — here’s what it’s like inside

BI


 LIFE/STYLE


OLYMPICS

Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Winter Olympics

The Opening Ceremony kick off on February 9, 2018, though Olympic events will reportedly start on February 8.

The Opening Ceremony will air in primetime on February 9 at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT. ON NBC. The 2018 Olympic Games will take place in PyeongChange, South Korea, marking the first time the Games have been held in South Korea in 30 years. (The Seoul Summer Olympics were in 1988.)

T&C


DECOR

THE 33 BEST LIVING ROOM RUGS TO ELEVATE YOUR LOUNGE SPACE FROM CASUAL TO CHIC

In the main living room of hairstylist Marcos Proença’s São Paulo duplex, which was designed by Fabrizio Rollo, both the sofa, upholstered in a Rubelli velvet, the 1930s footstools are Italian, the cocktail table is by Naoto Fukasawa,  the custom rug is Tibetan.

ELLE DECOR


TRAVEL

Ritz-Carlton Is Now Offering More Local Experiences, From Surfing in Laguna Niguel to Soap-making in Kyoto

The program has been in development for about two years, though many of the resorts have been offering experiences in one form or another for some time. (Laguna Niguel, for example, one of the oldest properties in the Ritz-Carlton portfolio, has long offered surf classes.)

TRAVEL AND LEISURE


OBSESSION


A day-trading millionaire says he isn’t fazed by his favorite strategy blowing up

The former Target logistics manager said he had made millions of dollars by betting on volatility—or more precisely, a lack of it. Since then, other people have wanted to know how they can get rich on this once-esoteric trade, too.

QUARTZ


TALK ABOUT

Photos: Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket takes flight

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched today in Cape Canaveral, Florida, a breakthrough for Elon Musks’s space venture. Standing as tall as a 20-story building, the Falcon Heavy is the largest rocket in the world.

QUARTZ


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