Friday, August 3
Readership Spikes on the Bloomberg Terminal (Last 2 Hours):
-China Plans Tariffs on $60 Billion in U.S. Goods
-U.S. Payrolls Rise 157,000, Below Analyst Estimates, While Annual Wage Gains Hold at 2.7%
Trump Administration Unveils Plan to Relax Car Pollution Rules (New York Times)
In response, @MikeBloomberg tweeted: The EPA is in for the fight of its life – cities, states, and communities that care about clean air and climate change will lead the charge against its misguided attempt to strip California of its authority to regulate auto emissions.
Cleaner Cars Cause More Crashes? Experts Are Skeptical (New York Times)
Boris Johnson Tops Survey of Tories as Next Leader – Could He Come Back? (Bloomberg)
Russia Is ‘Keyboard Click’ From Major Election Hack, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Warns (Bloomberg)
Weekend Read: China’s Empire of Money Is Reshaping Global Trade (Bloomberg Markets magazine)
Bloomberg Insider: How Bloomberg Interns Gave Back for Annual Day of Service
In case you missed it: This story is now the most read story of the week on the Bloomberg Terminal:
She’s Joining Goldman’s Most Elite Tier, as Its Youngest Banker (Bloomberg)
Headlines from around the world.
Bloomberg: Mnangagwa Wins Zimbabwe’s Presidency After Deadly Protests; Main Opposition Rejects Election Outcome as Rigged
Times of India: Russia Now Targeting Elections in India, Brazil
Bloomberg: Wealthy Singapore is Prime Target for Global Hackers
China Daily: Tariff Threats Are Sure to Fail
Bloomberg: Secret Papers Trigger Argentine Scandal Related to Alleged Graft Under Ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Bloomberg: Second-Hand Airbus 380 Superjumbo to Fly London-NYC With Norwegian Air
Best of late night.
“One trillion dollars. That’s it, folks. Apple has officially won capitalism. Wrap it up, it’s over.”
— Trevor Noah
“I’m going to be honest, I don’t even know how they made a trillion dollars. Because I saw this headline on my iPhone, and I was like, ‘That can’t be right,’ so I read the full story on my MacBook, and even when I used Excel on my iPad and I blew it up, it’s still so unlikely that Apple could make so much money! ’Cause I was listening to a Podcast explain it on my second pair of earbuds, and then my Apple Watch told me I had a meeting. So I guess we’ll never know how they made the money.”
— Trevor Noah
“According to The New York Times, President Trump is eager to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller to clear himself of any wrongdoing. Oh, yes, please do that. That would be like when the cops show up at your party and your drunkest friend says, ‘Oh, I’ll talk to them.’”
— Seth Meyers
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