Amazon Narrows HQ2 List, Government Considers a Shutdown

  • BANKROLLING ABUSE: Fannie Mae, the major mortgage lender synonymous with the 2008 financial crisis, footed the bill for hotel stays where a boss sexually abused an employee, the Daily Beast reports. 
  • IMPROVING OURSELVES TO DEATH: This New Yorker article on self-improvement - and its costs, both emotionally and financially - is fantastic. 
  • HEALTHCARE SOLUTION?: Major hospital systems are planning to create generic drugs to compete with giant pharmaceutical companies and to drive down costs, the Wall Street Journal reports. 
  • WANT HAPPINESS?: Buy yourself some time, not more stuff, according to thisReuters column. 
  • AMAZON HQ2: Amazon narrowed the list of cities for its second headquarters to 20 options this week, CNBC reports. Cities are spending tons of money to impress the internet giant. 
  • GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: A government shutdown is looming, as Democrats, Republicans and President Donald Trump are struggling to agree on a budget for 2018, according to the Washington Post

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #37

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