Daily Briefing: March 18

The stat, quote and read, you need to start your day off right.

Stat

Did you have problems finding a place for a quiet date last night? According to NielsenIQ, St. Patrick's Day is the biggest day of the year for bars and restaurants in the United States. Beer purchases increased by 174% and spirit purchases increased by 153% compared to the normal day in 2018. Chicago gets especially tipsy: stout sales rise almost 700% on St. Paddy's Day.

Quote

“We find the discrimination against us, extremely unjust.”

These days, the captain of a superyacht belonging to Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky is a little bored. Because no one at the port will sell it petrol, the ship cannot depart from Norway's harbor. Strzhalkovsky, a former KGB agent who now resides in Russia, has not yet been targeted by European or British sanctions.

Read

Since the conflict began, just two AP journalists have been based in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Here's what they've witnessed so far. (AP News)

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