Dow plunges 600 points as coronavirus fears cap turbulent week on Wall Street

Jessica Menton USA TODAY Published 5:05 PM EST Jan 31, 2020 January threw stock investors a few curveballs.  They faced simmering tensions with Iran at the start of the month. Then the market’s mood got a boost in mid-January following a partially resolved trade dispute with China.  But now a new fear looms: the outbreak of…

Quicken Loans CMO Casey Hurbis talks ‘perfect partnership’ with actor Jason Momoa in newest Rocket Mortgage campaign

By: Rick Suter | January 31, 2020 4:32 pm Provided for by: Rocket Mortgage will have a busy Super Bowl Sunday. Not only will the Detroit-based lending company partner with the NFL for the largest Super Bowl Squares contest ever—with millions in prizes!—but the company will also feature the new campaign “Get Comfortable” in an…

NBA All-Star teams will honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant with special game jerseys

Jeff Zillgitt USA TODAY Published 4:21 PM EST Jan 31, 2020 NBA All-Star uniforms will honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant, with players wearing Kobe’s No. 24 and Gianna’s No. 2 on jerseys for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago. Each player for Team LeBron will wear No. 2, and each player on Team Giannis will wear…

New type of aurora, nicknamed ‘the dunes,’ discovered by citizen scientists in Finland

Doyle Rice USA TODAY Published 4:20 PM EST Jan 31, 2020 Amateur photographers in Finland have discovered a new form of aurora, scientists announced in a new study published this week. Nicknamed “the dunes,” the aurora is helping scientists better understand a mysterious layer of Earth’s atmosphere. “For the first time we can actually observe atmospheric…

Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching staff to wear Kobe Bryant shoes during game vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Mark Medina USA TODAY Published 4:17 PM EST Jan 31, 2020 LOS ANGELES – The Lakers have kept their plans secret on how they will honor Kobe Bryant for their first game since their former star, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. But some clues have emerged surrounding Friday night’s…

DNC releases Nevada debate criteria that makes way for Bloomberg to be on stage

Rebecca Morin USA TODAY Published 5:05 PM EST Jan 31, 2020 The Democratic National Committee has altered the criteria to qualify for the Nevada debate, almost doubling the polling threshold and eliminating donor requirements —which could make way for Michael Bloomberg to make it on stage. The change has caused backlash from presidential candidates, as…

Donald Trump administration declares coronavirus to be public health emergency

David Jackson USA TODAY Published 5:50 PM EST Jan 31, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Donald Trump administration declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a public health emergency in the United States on Friday, setting quarantines of Americans who have recently been to certain parts of China. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said it was the first…

Dana White says Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal planned for International Fight Week

By: Dave Doyle | January 31, 2020 4:05 pm If UFC president Dana White has his way, a welterweight title grudge match will be booked for International Fight Week. Appearing on Friday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show,” White said the UFC’s plan is to hold a fight featuring the fast-heating grudge between UFC welterweight…