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
U.S. Stocks See-Saw on Another Volatile Day
U.S. regulators may ask Congress for virtual currency legislation
These Kinds of Stock-Market Losses Aren’t That Unusual
US shares swing wildly after two days of losses
EU opens door to Balkans with 2025 target for membership
Taiwan earthquake: People trapped in Hualien
SWB MIDDLE EAST
U.N. demands Syria ceasefire as air strikes pound rebel areas
After Cape Town, more African cities face water crisis: Deloitte
SWB LATIN AMERICA
Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands, court rules
Senate leaders near two-year budget deal to prevent shutdown
IG poised to reignite war over FBI’s Clinton case
Kelly doubts Trump will extend Dreamers deadline
House panel backs release of Democrats’ memo on FBI
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.
Oil Prices Rise After Inventory Report, Could Reach $80 a Barrel, Citi Says
What Investing Legends Do When the Stock Market Stumbles
Crypto Risks Swell as Lack of Regulation Opens Door for Market Manipulation
Early reviews are in for Apple’s new $350 Echo competitor, the HomePod — and it’s getting destroyed
A Truly Digital Mortgage: Are We There Yet?
Google is reportedly dropping $2 billion on Chelsea Market, a food mecca and office building in NYC — here’s what it’s like inside
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
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.