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.

Fashion/Beauty

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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