Breakfast Briefing: Publicis Groupe to sell part of its health-care business

Plus: Facebook data breach not political; White House Kavanaugh strategist quits; Another Trump nameplate deleted.

Publicis Groupe plans to sell part of its health-care business as part of a broader review, the Wall Street Journal has reported. According to the Journal, Publicis is in talks with buyers for Publicis Health Services. The company is also reviewing its asset portfolio.

This time it’s not fake news, just regular old scammers. Facebook thinks the hackers who managed to get the private information of 30 million users were spammers and not tied to a nation-state. In September, Facebook discovered someone was downloading a massive number of digital access tokens from the social network. The company's researchers now think the hackers are Facebook and Instagram spammers pretending to be a digital marketing company. (Wall Street Journal)

Mission Supreme Court accomplished? The man responsible, in part, for the last two Supreme Court nominations, White House counsel Donald McGahn, officially left the administration on Wednesday, the Washington Post reports. McGahn helped reshape the federal judiciary but also fought with Trump about the special counsel probe over Russian collusion.

There’s one less Trump nameplate in Manhattan now that residents in a condominium called "Trump Place" decided to delete the name from the building. But just the signs are gone, not the actual name which legally is still "200 Riverside Boulevard at Trump Place."

Maybe Trump should just be patient. A Welsh oak tree planted 800 years ago is a finalist the Woodland Trust's 2018 Tree of the Year contest, proving if you just wait long enough you can get the recognition you think you deserve. Nature lovers across the UK recently voted for the most impressive tree in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The public now gets to pick which of the four will represent the UK next year in the European Tree of the Year competition.

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