Situational awareness: Trump's meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer didn't go well. He tweeted:
Breaking: “Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States,” AP reports.
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Armed to the teeth with apps and wearable devices and New Year's zeal, Americans still appear to be turning to methods of old in a battle to lose a few pounds.
Driving the news: "The main players – WW International (formerly Weight Watchers International), Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig and Medifast – grew 18.1 percent to $3.11 billion in 2018," USA Today reports.
Between the lines: It's not hard to see the appeal for Apple and Google in a future where a connected watch or phone holistically manages a diet plan. It could log physical activity and food intake, provide health data to doctors, and order the next round of delivery or restaurant meals — all in one connected ecosystem, paying fees at every step or in a bundle.
The big picture: Apple is extremely interested in health, Axios’ Ina Fried noted this morning.
The bottom line: Apple has already invested years to understand tech and build relationships with hospitals, doctors and regulators, reports Ina.
Go deeper: Health is Apple's next really big thing
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President Trump, with GOP senators in tow, after the weekly Republican Senate policy luncheon.
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The discovery of “brilliant blue flecks in the tartar” of the teeth of a woman who died 1,000 years ago in Germany is giving new ammunition to the idea that female artisans were more common in the Middle Ages than previously thought, AP reports.