Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - February 24, 2020

Consumer/Personal Finance

Coronavirus fears spoil solid earnings season, cast pall on forecasts, deliver fresh dose of recession fear to market as cases outside China surge; Intuit nears deal to buy Credit Karma for $7 billion; Kirk Douglas leaves most of $80 million fortune to charity; Airbnb launches new surveillance devices as ‘party prevention’; Hilton opening $4.3 billion mega-resort in Las Vegas (next year); KFC taking its chicken & doughnuts sandwich nationwide (today-March 16); iPhone getting ‘CarKeys’ (soon); The best way to pair Girl Scout cookies and wine; A review of Krispy Kreme’s new Butterfinger doughnuts; Hot chocolate — in beer form.

Health & Wellness

Is coronavirus outbreak looking more like global pandemic? Cases top 79,000 amid worsening outbreaks in South Korea and Italy; Model-turned TV host Barbara “B.” Smith passes away after 7-year battle w/Alzheimer’s; John Tesh reveals battle w/cancer in new memoir; Where to watch and what to know about the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna (today at Staples Center); Why you’re never too old to putt.


The show must go on…or not? Giorgio Armani holds runway show behind closed doors, streams footage online as coronavirus hits Milan in final days of Fashion Week; Saks advocating for mental health awareness w/new window display; Calvin Klein selling Hamptons beach house to billionaire Ken Griffin; Gap getting into resale; Mary Janes having major fashion moment?; The 64-year old model proving “it’s never too late to start anything new”; A new breed of headband.

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