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5 things you need to know this morning: Feb. 13, 2020

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Bombardier exits the commercial aviation business

Today, Bombardier announced that it had exited the commercial aviation business. The company sold its remaining stake in the A220 jetliner for nearly $600 million to Airbus (75%) and the Government of Quebec (25%). This comes as the Bombardier continues to reorganize its business in an effort to pay off a multi-billion dollar deficit.


2. Jeff Bezos has bought LA’s most expensive residential property

It’s likely just pocket change for him, but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has purchased Los Angeles’ most expensive residential property. The home, which previously belonged to businessman David Geffen, cost $165 million, but that’s just over 0.1% of Bezos’ net worth. It’d be like a person who makes $60,000 per year spending $75 on a house.


3. Jay Bouwmeester recovering well following cardiac episode

St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester remains in hospital after collapsing on the bench during an NHL game on Tuesday night. The Blues provided an update on his status on Wednesday, saying that he was still undergoing tests to determine the cause of the cardiac episode, but he was recovering very well.


4. Incredible photo of mice wins wildlife photography award

A photographer has won a wildlife photography award with a photo he didn’t even take outside. The incredible image shows a pair of mice fighting over food on a platform in London’s underground. It earned Sam Rowley the Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People’s Choice award.


5. The RompHim is dead

There’s probably no one that’s sad to see it go, but the RompHim is officially dead. The “fashion trend” hit the market in the spring of 2017 and it became a meme of sorts. Despite that, it stayed a viable business for nearly three years. The founders left a notice on the website to inform any remaining customers of the big news and there’s some serious sales going on for their leftover rompers.


Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Randy Moss (43), Matt Cutshall (35), Jerry Springer (76), Mike Krzyzewski (73), Peter Gabriel (70)



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