Monday 08.21.17

"I think choosing a wine has to do with you, with me, with the day, with the sun, how we're dressed, the ambiance, the spirit, you know?" –Francis Mallmann


The Solar Eclipse: What to Expect  A total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of the U.S. today for the first time in nearly a century. Here’s where the eclipse will go, and when. - New York Times

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore  Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area. - Reuters

Jeff Immelt has emerged as the front-runner to become Uber’s CEO  The former chairman of General Electric, Jeff Immelt, has become the front-runner candidate to become CEO of Uber, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation. Uber's board is set to hold a vote on who will assume the top job within the next two weeks. - Recode

Wal-Mart Applies for Patent for Blimp-Style Floating Warehouse  The world’s largest retailer has applied for a U.S. patent for a floating warehouse that could make deliveries via drones, which would bring products from the aircraft down to shoppers’ homes. - Bloomberg

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone  Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. - Tech Crunch

How Far Does $1 Million Go in Retirement?  A new report from GOBankingRates measures how long a million dollars would last for retirees 65 and older. From Mississippi to California to Hawaii, here’s the purchasing power, state by state. - Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license  Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia. Western financial institutions have been looking to tap new opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the government unveiled plans for oil giant Saudi Aramco's $100 billion IPO. - Reuters

North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills  North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war." Pyongyang also declared that its army can target the United States anytime, and neither Guam, Hawaii nor the US mainland can "dodge the merciless strike." - CNN

  The New Yuppies.

If the suit-wearing Patrick Bateman's of the 1980s no longer embody affluence, what has come to replace them?
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