Friday, December 7

ByKevin Sheekey

Bloomberg 50: Bloomberg Businessweek is out with their list of 50 icons and innovators who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over the past year. (Bloomberg)
The list includes Entertainment Studios’ Byron Allen, NYSE’s Stacey Cunningham, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Nextdoor’s Sarah Friar, the Wing’s Audrey Gelman, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, Waymo’s John Krafcik, representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Parkland activists, Comcast’s Brian Roberts, U.S. Senator Tim Scott, and actor and producer Reese Witherspoon.

More Fallout: U.S. Senators Call for Ban on Tactics That Devastate Small Businesses (Bloomberg)

Climate of Hope: “Yellow vest” protesters in Paris and Green New Dealers at home: Enemies, or future comrades? (Salon)
@MikeBloomberg says: Looking at France and California, my friend and co-author @CarlPope explains how the environmental movement must help build an inclusive economic future.

The globe’s biggest maritime shipping company is abandoning fossil fuels (Quartz)

Hot on The Terminal:
May Is Said to Weigh Delay to Brexit Vote to Break Deadlock (Bloomberg)

Powell Says U.S. Labor Market `Very Strong’ by Many Measures (Bloomberg)

Trump picks State Department spokeswoman for top U.N. post (Politico)

Midterms march on: David Valadao Concedes House Race in Another Setback for California Republicans (New York Times)
Republicans conceded a seventh congressional seat in California on Thursday, meaning that Democrats are likely to take 40 House seats from Republicans in the new Congress.

Mueller’s Latest: Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details (Associated Press)

Surprise: Trump hired undocumented workers at his New Jersey golf course (New York Times)


Weekend Arts.

Olafur Eliasson Brings New Art Installation ‘ Ice Watch’ to London (FAD Magazine)

Eliasson, working in collaboration with leading geologist Minik Rosing, will display blocks of melting ice across two public sites in the center of London to create a major artwork, Ice Watch. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ice Watch will serve as a visceral reminder of the impact of climate change. Launching on Tuesday 11 December 2018, to coincide with the meeting of world leaders at the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, Ice Watch aims to inspire public action against climate change.


Best of late night.

On a town in Colorado overturning a longstanding ban on snowball fights:
“How weird is Colorado though? Marijuana was legalized before snowball fights. People were like, ‘Don’t you dare, that’s illegal. You take a toke on this joint and you respect the law!’”
James Corden

“A 75-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested on suspicion of running a prostitution ring out of a nursing home. He’s the first pimp in history who actually needs to use the cane.”
Seth Meyers

“The White House has confirmed that this Saturday, President Trump will travel to Philadelphia to attend the Army-versus-Navy college football game. Now you already know Trump 100 percent considers this ‘visiting the troops.’”
James Corden

For more Best of Late Night from the New York Times, click here.

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