Friday, July 20
Most Read on the Bloomberg Terminal (Last 8 Hours):
Trump Says He’s Ready to Impose Tariffs on All China Goods (Bloomberg)
Trade Today: How Tariffs on Mexico are Taking Jobs from U.S. Workers (Washington Post)
Editorial: Free Trade With or Without the U.S. (Bloomberg Opinion) As America lurches toward protectionism, Europe and Asia are shrewdly lowering trade barriers.
Currency Wars Today: @realDonaldTrump on Twitter at 8:43AM EDT: “China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is raising rates while the dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day – taking away our big competitive edge. As usual, not a level playing field…”
Get Smart Fast: How Currency Wars are Like Real Wars — For Wealth (Bloomberg QuickTake)
Russia Today: Republican Congressman (and former CIA officer) from Texas Oped: Trump is Being Manipulated by Putin (New York Times by Rep. Will Hurd)
Video of the Week: When U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Learns About Putin’s White House Visit (New York Times)
Weekend in Buenos Aires: Steven Mnuchin’s Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely Target at G-20 Finance Ministers Meeting (Bloomberg)
Climate of Hope: More than 100 Firms, Local Governments and Private Groups in Japan Unite Against Climate Change (Japan Times)
Mike Bloomberg tweets: “The new Japan Climate Initiative is another example of businesses & cities leading the way on climate action.”
Future of Aviation: Flying Taxi on Every Corner at Farnborough Air Show (Bloomberg) In photos.
Art News: Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge: 14 U.S. Cities in the Running to Receive Up to $1 Million in Funding for Public Art Projects that Address Civic Issues. Finalist cities include Austin, Baltimore, El Paso, Honolulu, Miami, Seattle, St. Louis, Tulsa, and more.
Best of late night.
“Aviation companies are reportedly considering recruiting more women to help combat a growing shortage of pilots and mechanics — which came as a shock to Spirit Airlines: ‘Wait, you guys have pilots and mechanics?’”
— Seth Meyers
“Every day we learn more and more about Russia’s efforts to undermine America’s democracy. They hacked the Democrats’ emails, they flooded social media with propaganda, and they even paid Fergie to destroy the national anthem. Or at least I hope they did, otherwise I don’t know what that was.”
— Trevor Noah, referring to Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie’s national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in February for which she later apologized.