Smarther News Quick Quotes for Monday, December 3, 2018

December 3, 2018
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“This is probably the best case scenario that markets were hoping for…”

Rakuten Securities Australia as the U.S. & China agree to postpone new tariffs and continue talks for 90 days. Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Saturday, Presidents Trump & Xi's trade truce was broadly seen as "positive," but there is caution. If no deal is reached in 90 days, U.S. warns it will raise tariffs from 10% to 25%.
“Nothing felt safe. Nowhere felt safe."

Emily Grove of Anchorage, Alaska taking cover in her bathtub after back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 rocked the area Friday, briefly triggering tsunami warnings. While Alaska has experienced powerful earthquakes over 7.0, it is rare for one to strike this close to a densely populated area.
“People work and pay a lot of taxes and we are fed up.”

Rabah Mendez, protesting as part of the worst riots in a decade in Paris. Activists dubbed the "yellow jackets" have torched cars, looted shops, and even sprayed the famed Arc de Triomphe with graffiti. Over 400 people were arrested in protests Saturday, as riots against tax hikes and the high cost of living stretch into a third week.

“That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that s*** doesn’t work all the time.”

Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaking to a sold-out NYC crowd for her new memoir Becoming about why sometimes women can't have it all. Obama went on to say the Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg's feminist mantra lean in, which says women should be assertive to overcome workplace inequities, doesn't always work. Becoming is the best-selling book of 2018.

“We just presumed it was gone. In the end, we had no choice but to walk away…”

John Drennan after losing the engagement ring he used hours earlier to propose to his girlfriend of 10 years Daniella Anthony. The ring slid off and ended up falling 8 feet down a utility grate in Times Square. Police tried to help, but it was too dark. By Sunday morning, NYPD's emergency services unit had success and tracked down the UK couple to return the ring.

Have a great week!

by Jenna Lee,