Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-25-15: Stock Up On Canned Goods And Ammunition

After an unprecedented 1,000-point decline at the open on Monday, the Dow closed with a loss of nearly 600 points. Everybody is basically worried that there could be an economic slowdown in China The 588-point decline on the Dow was the worst for a single day since August 2011.

North and South Korea agreed to end the latest standoff before it escalated into an “all-out war.” Tensions had flared after the two exchanged artillery fire Thursday, but South Korea announced early Tuesday that the North said it was sorry.

In political news, first it was Donald Trump, then Deez Nuts and now it’s Bailey The Dog. Jacob and Jonathan Rubin from Long Grove here in Illinois decided to file paperwork for their Black Labrador to run for President.

In science news, on Monday, a Japanese spacecraft arrived with supplies for the International Space Station.

Plus, a recent study found that extended bouts of eye contact could trigger “dissociative symptoms, dysmorphic face perceptions, and hallucination-like strange-face apparitions.”

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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