2019年11月1日 星期五

Your Friday Evening Briefing

Elizabeth Warren, TikTok, N.Y.C. Marathon

Your Friday Evening Briefing

Good evening. Here's the latest.

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1. Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed $20.5 trillion in new spending for "Medicare for all," a signature proposal in her presidential campaign.

Ms. Warren would impose huge tax increases on businesses and billionaires to pay for the health care plan, but she said she would not raise taxes on the middle class. Here's where she would get the money to pay for it.

The announcement came as a New York Times/Siena College poll found Ms. Warren leading a tight Iowa caucus race, while Joe Biden is fading.

And the field is winnowing: Beto O'Rourke is dropping out of the presidential race. The former congressman is not expected to run for any other office in 2020.

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2. The U.S. added 128,000 jobs in October. It's a slowdown, but the data is clouded by the temporary impact of a General Motors strike.

At the same time, wage growth is flatlining. Combined, that means most people can find a job and more people are working, but employers are not having to increase compensation much to recruit and retain people, our economics reporter writes.

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Even with the strongest labor market in half a century, getting work after losing it can still be a challenge. One worker kept track with a job-hunting notebook, above.

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3. President Trump doesn't want to be a New Yorker anymore. He filed residency paperwork for Florida, a favorite of the wealthy for tax reasons.

Mr. Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, each filed a "declaration of domicile" saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, Mr. Trump's resort in Palm Beach, above, will be their permanent residence.

But changing one's legal home isn't so simple. New York has a platoon of auditors who zealously examine whether people are trying to skirt taxes by improperly claiming that they live elsewhere.

The president is among thousands of New Yorkers who move to Florida every year. We asked native Floridians for their best advice: "The sun is not your friend."

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

4. The Chinese owner of TikTok is facing a national security review by the U.S. government.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a federal panel that reviews foreign acquisitions of American firms on national security grounds, is said to be scrutinizing the two-year-old deal after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok's growing influence in the U.S.

In other tech news, Google is buying Fitbit, the maker of fitness-tracking devices, for $2.1 billion in an attempt to bolster its hardware product lineup.

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5. It's known as the "CO2" route: a poorly ventilated, oxygen-deficient trip across the English Channel in shipping containers or trailers piled high with pallets of merchandise.

That journey is preceded by a 6,000-mile trek from China to Russia to Western Europe that includes a punishing hike through Belarusian forests.

Despite the perils, 18,000 Vietnamese people a year are smuggled to Europe. The trip proved fatal last week for 39 people, believed to be Vietnamese, who were found dead in a refrigerated truck container in England. Above, one of the victims was mourned.

Some Vietnamese refer to those who make the trip as "box people," successors to the "boat people" who left after the Vietnam War ended in 1975.

Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times

6. The Humvee is getting an upgrade for the first time since it debuted in 1985.

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV, is designed to be a troop-pleaser — more comfortable, better protected, able to go anywhere. It also comes with some new perks: a backup camera, phone-charging plugs and not just one cup holder, but two.

"That may seem like a small thing, but not if you're on a 10-hour convoy in the desert," said Staff Sgt. Kelsi Anderson.

Ash Ponders for The New York Times

7. Sara Hall stacks marathons on top of each other with minimal recovery time. The surprising result? She's only getting faster.

She ran the Berlin Marathon on Sept. 29. She will run the New York City Marathon on Sunday. On Feb. 29, she plans to line up yet again, for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Atlanta. "It's become my normal," Hall said of embracing a short turnaround between races.

Another runner to keep an eye on this weekend is Guillermo Piñeda Morales, 46. As one of the top runners in the world in his age group, he reminds us that we don't actually need much to be our best.

In other sports news, Stephen Curry will miss at least three months of the N.B.A. season after having surgery on his broken left hand.

Hilary B Gayle/Apple

8. This may be the last season of fall TV as we know it.

Apple TV Plus arrives today and Disney Plus debuts in a couple of weeks, bringing with them many new shows. But the shift from network schedules to TV-when-you-want-it may change not just viewing habits but also the whole culture of the medium, our TV critic James Poniewozik writes.

"The Morning Show," above, is the marquee offering of Apple's new streaming service. It comes in a shiny package, but the parts don't quite mesh, according to our review. Here's what we think of the tech giant's other shows.

Tom Jamieson for The New York Times

9. "We are all things and everything. You cannot dismiss us, nor can you easily define us."

We spoke to Bernardine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker Prize, one of the top prizes in literature, ahead of the release of her new book, "Girl, Woman, Other." The novel features a dozen interconnected characters who are mostly black British women but vary in age, class, sexuality and gender.

And it's officially November, which means our editors rounded up the 13 books to watch for this month. Titles include a long-awaited new novel from the author of "The Night Circus," essays from Lydia Davis and a tell-all by an anonymous White House official.

Jared Oriel

10. And finally, the new long weekend.

For most people, a three-day weekend usually runs from Friday to Sunday, and that often means higher travel costs. So we tried out a theory: Would resetting the long weekend as Saturday to Monday save you money?

Depending on where you go and stay, the answer is yes. We tested the model in four cities — Las Vegas, New York City, San Francisco and Miami — and found that hotel stays tended to be a good deal cheaper.

And a gentle reminder to "fall back": Daylight saving time ends on Sunday. Don't forget to change your clocks.

Hope you find time to relax in the next few days.

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