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- The New York Times reports that futures markets could be in for another rough day. The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled another 200 points this morning, one day after Dow suffered a 1,175-point plummet, it's biggest by-points drop in history. The slump returned the market roughly to its level in mid-December. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump, who took credit for rising stocks in January, has remained mum on the historic drop.
Live by the Dow, die by the Dow? President Trump has linked his political fortunes to the stock market, but hasn't mentioned Monday's drop. https://t.co/Fx36iz0G5F— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 6, 2018
- The Ada County Highway District has closed off Eagle Road between Fairview and Pine avenues, causing a major traffic meltdown during the Tuesday morning commute. The cause is linked to a major water main break. "It's going to cause widespread backups this morning," read a statement from the Ada County Highway District. Eagle Road, one of the highest volume surface streets in Idaho, carries 54,038 cars a day. The closure could stretch into the evening commute as well.
- Boise Police have identified six suspects, all juveniles, in a rash of vandalism where golf balls were used to smash house and car windows in north and southeast Boise neighborhoods. BPD said that since January 13, there have been over 30 reports of damage caused by golf balls. Police are crediting the public for sending video and images from home surveillance cameras to investigators. The case has been handed over to prosecutors to determine charges.
- Following retirement announcements from Elton John and Neil Diamond, Paul Simon now says he too will stop performing and his upcoming "Farewell Tour" will be his last. The 76-year-old Simon pointed to the recent death of his lead guitarist and a greater desire to spend time with family when explaining his decision.
- Think of Monday's exclusive gathering in Hollywood as a grade school class picture day. A total of 170 Oscar nominees were invited yesterday to a luncheon and group photo shoot. The Hollywood Reporter says the Motion Picture Academy makes sure that no more than one nominee from any film or category is seated at the same table. For instance, a single table held legendary director Steven Spielberg (The Post), best supporting actress nominee Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) and best documentary feature nominee JR (Faces Places).
- Get set for a bigger fast food empire. Business Insider reports that Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings are joining forces. Roark Capital, which owns Arby's and Cinnabon, agreed to buy Buffalo Wild Wings for about $2.9 billion. "Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings...will have access to a variety of shared resources, such as consumer-facing and back-of-house technologies," said a spokesperson.