Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 5, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Two cruise ships quarantined in Asia amid coronavirus outbreak, stranding more than 5,000; Starbucks loses exclusive contract w/U.S. airport concessions company (travelers will soon start seeing local pop-up coffee shops); Citibank trader gets suspended for allegedly stealing food from company cafeteria; Jeff Bezos sells $1.8 billion worth of Amazon stock – wonder where that money’s going?; Elon Musk getting richer faster than any other billionaire; PF Chang’s opening take-out only locations; Wendy’s entering breakfast wars; Things looking up for America’s factories?; How the heck Dow is rallying in middle of global health crisis; Why you might soon own Tesla, whether you want to or not; French Toast…beer; Trix & Skittles…beer; Hot Tamales Peeps; Dunkaroos.

Health & Wellness

Coronavirus – more contagious than current data shows? At last count (like, a few minutes ago) – more than 24,000 confirmed cases; nearly 500 dead; Actress Shannen Doherty reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis (had been in remission for three years); Whoopi Goldberg’s cannabis company shuts down; How to look like you’ve had eight hours of sleep – w/out expensive beauty products; Why harsh-sounding alarm might be making you groggy all morning; The new health startup (Kenshō) that bills self as ‘antithesis of Goop’; A new ingestible collagen line that includes game-changing vegetarian option.


Macy’s rolling out three-year revitalization strategy that includes store closures, job cuts and more – things finally going to turn around? More details expected at investor event today (meantime – clearance sales); Sephora opening 100 stores this year in bid to grow outside mall; Gucci ramping up investments on Rodeo Drive w/3,500-square-foot dedicated men’s boutique, new restaurant; Adidas celebrating Valentine’s Day w/collection of heart-covered sneakers; Domino’s giving away diamond-encrusted pizza-shaped engagement ring to one “lucky pizza lover”…


This Valentine’s Day, why not show your love with…carbs? Olive Garden bringing back breadstick bouquets (available nationwide starting on 2/13); Millennials exercising for the…abs; Jeep E-Bike coming to U.S. this summer – gonna get one, Fred?; What CrossFit’s ‘Fittest Woman on Earth’ eats in a day; Why dietitians obsessed w/sprouted bread (and best ones to buy); The 59-year old marathoner who just set world record; The 56-year-old serial entrepreneur taking fitness industry by storm.

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