From today’s Google Doodle:
Last year, the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, suggested that the first round of the NCAA tournament would cost companies roughly $1.2 billion in lost worker productivity. And that’s just one long weekend. The World Cup lasts one month and is a global event. According to ESPN, about 11 million people watched United States play Ghana last Monday, while 4.8 million watched the match on Univision. Thank god it’s summer.
- The death toll from Italy's earthquake rose to 247 people amid efforts to dig out residents still trapped in rubble.
- US Soccer suspended Hope Solo for 6 months after she called Sweden's team "cowards" during the Rio Olympics ❌⚽️
- Donald Trump's campaign paid a Barnes & Noble $55,055 to buy more than 3,500 hardcover copies of his book.