theNewsWorthy: Friday, November 16th, 2018
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Recount Round 2: More election drama in Florida as problems with the recounts have already happened. Two counties turned in the recount results too late yesterday, and another county didn't turn them in since the recount numbers were so different than the original count. Now, it's round two of recounts for the U.S Senate race there. No more counting in the race for governor, but neither side will give up. Both parties have taken this to court. Stay tuned...
Read more: The Washington Post, Reuters, AP, NYT
Wildfires Update, Trump Visits: President Trump plans to visit California fire victims Saturday. The fire in Northern California is now the nation's deadliest in 100 years. The death toll is at least 63 now, and it's climbing each day. National Guard members continue to search the devastated areas. More than 600 people are unaccounted for.
Read more: AP, FOX News, How to Help
Migrant Caravan Arrives: Hundreds of people from the caravan of Central American migrants have now reached the U.S. border. Some were able to ride on buses to reach the border faster than others walking, but now they'll wait in shelters set up in Tijuana. The main crossing in San Diego can only take a certain number of asylum claims each day.
Read more: ABC News, The Hill, Time
FDA Limits E-Cigs: New rules for flavored e-cigarettes could be coming, but they're not a complete ban as some people expected. Instead, the FDA proposed rules that would keep flavored e-cigs in age-restricted areas of retail stores only. The FDA is also looking to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes, but it could take years to finalize.
Read more: WSJ, Wired
Fortune's 'Businessperson of the Year': This year, it's Progressive CEO Tricia Griffith. She's the first woman to get the top spot on this list. She started her career as a Progressive claims rep and worked her way up to CEO 30 years later. You can see a clip from her interview here.
Apple + A24: It looks like Apple is investing in original movies because the company just signed a multi-year agreement with A24. That's the film studio behind movies like Moonlight, which won an Oscar for Best Picture.
Read more:THR, TechCrunch
Weekend Movie: A bunch of movies will be coming out as Thanksgiving nears, but the movie debut getting the most attention for this weekend is the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Read more: THR, Variety
Tiny Turkey🦃 Trend: There's apparently a new turkey trend this year, thanks to millennials. Tiny turkeys (about six pounds) are becoming more popular as young people want more free-range food and less food waste. Buuut 12-14 pound turkeys are still the biggest holiday seller.
Read more: Bloomberg