Hello! Here’s everything you need to know on Friday, January 18.
1. The partial government shutdown just entered its 28th day. Agencies are using legal loopholes to recall furloughed workers to restart critical functions — but they’ll working without pay until the shutdown ends.
2. From a distance this chart from Westpac Bank looks pretty. But it actually suggests that a synchronized global economic slowdown is happening now.
3. Senators have introduced a bill to stop Trump from leaving NATO. Its a bipartisan effort to stop the president from ditching the 70 year-old security organization formed after World War II.
4. Nearly 773 million email accounts have been exposed in a massive data breach. Here’s how to check if you were affected.
5. The White House said its delegation would not travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos. The decision follows Trump denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a military plane for a congressional trip to Afghanistan
6. Meet the Republican congressman who represents more of the southern border than anyone else. Rep. Will Hurd has an idea for border security — and it isn’t a wall.
7. Netflix reports weaker Q4 revenue, but posts pretty solid subscriber-growth numbers. The results came just days after Netflix unleashed its biggest price hike ever.
8. The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has added his two pence on how to handle Brexit. Brown says Britain should delay for a year of public discussions and regroup.
9. President Donald Trump may have a new card to play when it comes to Pyongyang. A brand new missile defense plan.
10. This sleepy, postcard-perfect Sicilian village is selling homes for a little more than a $1. All buyers have to do is renovate them.
Welcome to Sunny Beach on Bulgaria’s Black Sea, it is hip, it is lovely and it is the cheapest place to travel in 2019. These photos will make you want to book your vacation there right now.
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Source:: Business Insider