1. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both hit intraday records on Monday after the U.S. and Mexico reached a tentative trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 270 points after closing Friday at its highest level since early February and the S&P 500 was up 0.82%. The Nasdaq gained 0.96% and traded above the 8,000 milestone while hitting an intraday high. Do you ever think that President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto would work out a deal?
2. The State Department is warning U.S. travelers to use “increased caution” if visiting Mexico. The government raised the travel advisory to level two, citing violent crime such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery is widespread. The government says they have limited ability to give emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as government employees cannot travel to those areas. Would you travel to Mexico?
3. The black cat suit that Serena Williams wore in this year’s French Open will be banned in future tournaments. The French Tennis Federation President said they would implement a new dress for athletes because some have gone too far. Williams said the body suit helped prevent blood clots. Did you see Serena’s cat suit? What do you think? Did it go too far?
4. Browns head coach Hue Jackson said wide receiver Josh Gordon won’t play against the Lions in the Browns final pre-season game this week and he did not practice with the team but instead rode a stationary bike. What are your thoughts on how the Browns are handling Gordon?
5. The New York Giants agreed to contract terms with Odell Beckham. He’s agreed to a five year $95 million contract with $65 million of that money being guaranteed. The contract would make him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL, more than Antonio Brown at an average salary of $19 million per year. Is he worth the money?
6. An ex CIA agent Bill Oxley claims he assisinated Bob Marley. The 79-year-old in a death bed confession said he murdered Marley and assassinated 17 others for the CIA between 1974 and 1985. Marley was 36-years old when he died in 1981 and his official cause of death is listed skin cancer which spread from under a nail of his toe. Do you believe Oxley?
7. A rare computer will be hitting the auction block next month, it's an original Apple-1, one of the computers built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs back in 1976 and 1977. It's been restored and is unmodified, a rarity even among the 60 or so of these computers still believed to be out there. It originally sold for $666 and it may fetch upwards of $300,000. Is there anything you old you wished you would have saved?
8. To commemorate “National Women’s Equality Day” a “Go Topless Rally” was held in Ashville, North Carolina. GoTopless.org says on its website: “If men are allowed to go topless in public women should have the same constitutional right”. What do you think? Should women be legally allowed to go topless?
9. Nature Valley granola bars will no longer claim to use 100% natural oats in order to settle a lawsuit that claimed the bars contained small amounts of a pesticide. Three consumer groups said tests proved the granola bars contained zero-point-45 parts per million of the pesticide Roundup. Even though that is well below the EPA's maximum allowed of 30 parts per million, the groups argued that the "Made with 100% Natural Whole Grain Oats" label was misleading. How much do you trust the labeling of food products?
10. A school district in South Carolina is getting rid of “snow days” and is replacing them with eLearning Days. When classrooms are closed because of the weather, teachers will send parents digital assignments their children will have to complete at home. If for any reason students have a problem accessing the internet, they will still be required to complete the assignment within five days on their own time. What you like to see eLearning days be implemented in Northeast Ohio schools?