Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 6, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Investors losing sleep? Casper’s IPO is dis-ast-er; SEC warns Americans to be on high alert for coronavirus scams; Goldman Sachs in talks w/Amazon to offer small business loans; Tesla ‘off the accelerator’ as stock takes worst stumble in 7 years – no more euphoria?; Coors Light offering $100 toward dog adoption fees for Valentine’s Day; Target launching private-label luggage brand; Millennials going to buy most houses this year?; Middle-aged Americans bankrolling their parents?; The new breed – Azawakh – competing in this year’s Westminster Dog Show; A Snow Moon (will light the sky this weekend); Winter storm (already in progress).

Health & Wellness

 

Bernie Madoff says he has terminal kidney failure, just 16 months to live, and therefore wants compassion…and an early release from prison?? Making a Bernie Ebbers kind of plea, are we?; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donating $100 million to coronavirus relief efforts; Merck spinning off three divisions to focus on its fast-growing oncology and vaccine units; Excitement in consumer genetic testing market continuing to show signs of slowing down; State Farm claiming Shannen Doherty using cancer diagnosis to get payout??; The death of Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas, at the incredible age of 1-0-3.

Fashion/Beauty

And the next category of fashion being disrupted is….medical attire?; Fashion takes to catwalk in NYC; Diva dogs pretty up for Westminster Dog Show (kicks off this weekend); Allbirds drops 7 new sneaker colors inspired by California’s Super Bloom; Macy’s ramps up private brand growth; Why biggest U.S. mall owner thinks it can turn around Forever 21; What’s left of Forever 21 in NYC (3 locations still standing); Inside one of the world’s largest sneaker collections.

Fitness/Diet

Planet Fitness offering free pizza, bagels and workouts this Sunday (all locations) in honor of National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day; Dick’s Sporting Goods revamping stores to attract more women; Peloton stock still floundering; Lululemon’s new ‘travel suit’ collection w/Robert Geller – built for jet-setting?; Why you should go full-fat when it comes to milk (especially w/kids); How to properly build a salad (Lay off those heavy toppings and dressings, RCG!); An at-home fat-freezing device that costs a whole lot less than CoolSculpting; A review of Jillian Michaels’ fitness app.

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