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October 23, 2018
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Tariffs started to take a bite out of US corporate earning
Trade war tariffs start to bite the hand that builds. (Caterpillar)
Tariffs took a bite out of US corporate earnings
Why it matters: This is the expected consequence of a trade war. Harley-Davidson getting stung by tariffs is mainly symbolic, but Caterpillar truly is a bellwether for the economy. And with Ford set to report its earnings tomorrow, the narrative around the trade war could get really interesting really fast.
Reuters (10/23) 
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Older Americans are less able to distinguish fact from opinion than younger Americans
Why it matters: Older Americans are more likely to vote than younger Americans. Soooooo...
The Atlantic (10/2018) 
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A novel idea was suggested about sharing salary information
Why it matters: When you stop and think about it, the only side of the employee-employer relationship that benefits from keeping salary information secret is the employer. Sure, some employees might be upset to learn they make less than their peers, but wouldn't they also be all-the-more empowered to ask for a raise?
Medium (10/23) 
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The Wing announced child care is coming to its work spaces
Why it matters: This could be a game-changer for working mothers - particularly self-employed, working mothers. The US lags waaaaaaaaaay behind most of the world when it comes to benefits for new parents. Giving mothers the opportunity to return to an office definitely beats asking them to work from home and juggle their career and child care.
Glamour (10/2018) 
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Seen and Heard
Ice ice, baby
Ice ice, baby!
This is a cool story about a perfectly rectangle iceberg (Get it? A cool story). According to one researcher, it contains enough water to fill all the swimming pools in California multiple times. I don't know about you, but looking at it makes me want to go play a soccer game on it.
National Geographic online (10/23) 
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Let the voice of the people be heard!
Yesterday, I called for submissions for a new moniker that could be used to describe startups that achieve a billion-dollar valuation (since Unicorns have proven too common). Rather than pick one, I want you to decide which submission is best. Here they are:
VoteHydras (submitted by Raja Srinivasan)
VoteFlying Narwhals (submitted by Cory Padin)
VoteFlares (submitted by Phillip Crouthamel)
VoteBillion Dollar Babies (submitted by Kathy Walsh)
For Your Wish List
"Personal helicopters" are now a thing
My 6-year old son recently revealed that his birthday wish list consisted of just three things: a horse, a BMX bike and a flying car. I am thinking I'll raid his piggy bank to help pay for this $200,000 "personal helicopter" and we'll call it a good birthday.
USA Today (10/23) 
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This is Cool
A new bridge in China is so long it has "yawn cameras"
The 34-mile bridge is also linked by a 4-mile tunnel that goes under the ocean. The tunnel begins and ends on two artificial islands the Chinese built so the road wouldn't disrupt a busy ocean shipping lane. Seriously, check out the image of the island in the story. Amazing!
CNET (10/23) 
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Palm to Forehead
Just two miles from the White House
It is rather surreal to hear Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lecturing the world about the unacceptable behavior of diplomats in and around a consulate considering the Turks beat the crap out of Americans on the streets of Washington, D.C. I'm just sayin'.
BBC (10/23) 
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Your Future
Happy Hour Fun
The World Series starts tonight
Whether or not you see the last pitch of a World Series game depends in large part on where you live because the games are loooooooong. Here is a plea to make baseball games shorter.
The Ringer (10/23) 
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Are you dreaming of winning tonight's $1.6 billion lottery?
If so, check out this primer on what you should and shouldn't do if you win the big one.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/23) 
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Weekend Reading
The Mooch released his book
I don't agree with everything former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci says, but boy is he entertaining when he says it. His riffs are artful sculptures of communications gold. His new book is out today and I have no idea if it is any good, but it does make me look back fondly on those 10 glorious days (Mooch insists it was 11) back in the summer of 2017 when Scaramucci ran the comms show in the West Wing. And yes, it was a show.
Fortune (10/23) 
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About the Editor
Your humble WYWWer
Your humble WYWWer
My name is Sean McMahon and since I joined SmartBrief in 2003, I have produced content on a variety of topics including finance, energy, infrastructure, politics, telecommunications and international development. I'm a Libra who likes long walks on the beach, traveling and playing, coaching and watching soccer. Go Barca!

Today's edition of WYWW was edited whilst listening to "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey and dreaming of winning $1.6 billion.

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