Wednesday, August 2, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Starbucks is opening 500 stores a year in China. In Shanghai alone, there are already 600 stores. 
  • Jeff Brotman, one of the co-founders of Costco, died at a way-too-early age of 74. 
  • Annual unit sales of smart door locks are expected to reach 1.68 million by 2021. 
  • Colin Jost and Michael Che anchor Weekend Update Summer Edition, coming up a week from tomorrow night at 9, 8 Central. 
  • Casey Affleck's wife has now filed for divorce. They have two kids, Indiana and Atticus. She is the younger sister of Joaquin Phoenix. 
  • Katie Couric turned down a multi-million dollar offer to stay at Yahoo!. 
  • Police in Albuquerque, NM, are hunting for a 1,700-pound barbecue pit stolen from a local restaurant that was actually barbecuing a brisket when it was stolen. 
  • A watchdog group says the Cheesecake Factory's pasta and pizza hybrid dinner is the most unhealthy restaurant meal at 2,300 calories. 
  • George and Amal Clooney are going to donate $3.5 million to help Syrian refugee children. 
  • An Angie's List stock holder filed a federal lawsuit to stop its planned merger with the parent company of rival HomeAdvisor. 
  • R. Kelly is cutting his current tour short by canceling three shows, so that he can deal with these "He runs a sex cult" rumors that just won't go away. 
  • For Nine Inch Nails fans, there was no better place to be Monday than Webster Hall in New York, an historic 1,500-capacity venue for a surprise sold-out show that the band had only announced that morning. 
  • Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza, is saying he's ready to lead Al Qaeda and get revenge for his father's death. 
  • Nick Cannon has gone from "America's Got Talent" to hosting a Lip-Sync show for kids on Nickelodeon.

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