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Trump’s New Nafta Pact Looks More Rebranding Than Revolution (Bloomberg)
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Fight over Kavanaugh Intensifies Amid Confusion Over Limits of FBI Sexual Assault Investigation (Washington Post)
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Since its peak in 2000, GE is close to dropping a half-trillion dollars in market value.
First on the Bloomberg:
U.K. Is Said to Plan Brexit Compromise on Irish Border Rules (Bloomberg)
The pound rallied after Bloomberg’s story was published.
France Today: Emmanuel Macron’s Bid to Recast Himself as France’s President of the People Gets ‘The Finger’ (The Telegraph – UK)
Headlines from around the world.
Japan Times: Nikkei Posts its Highest Closing in Nearly 27 Years
The week ahead.
Monday, Oct. 1
-U.K. Conservative Party meets in Birmingham for its annual conference to hear leaders including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab. Prime Minister Theresa May speaks Oct. 3.
-Quebec election. Polls show the Canadian separatists are headed for the worst result in their history. The Coalition Avenir Quebec party, whose platform calls for reducing immigration, is the front-runner.
-Nobel Prize announcement week begins in Stockholm. Prizes will be awarded in medicine, physics, chemistry, economics, and peace. The Swedish Academy postponed the literature award until 2019.
Tuesday, Oct 2:
-UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi address a renewable energy conference. In New Delhi, through Oct. 5.
-American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks talks with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon about the relationship between public policy and business, and the keys to effective leadership. In Washington.
-The National Press Club holds an event with former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. They’ll announce a task force report on strengthening government ethics. In Washington.
-Major League Baseball playoffs begin.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
-U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts a national wireless alert test. The president will send a text to most U.S. mobile-phone users that begins “THIS IS A TEST…”
-German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Israel to meet with political leaders and receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa. Through Oct. 4.
-U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May delivers the closing speech at the Conservative Party annual conference. In Birmingham.
Thursday, Oct. 4
-Economic Club of Washington holds event with Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council. In Washington.
Friday, Oct. 5
-Economists estimate the pace of U.S. job gains probably slowed in September. Payrolls probably rose by 190,000 after a 201,000 increase in August, while the jobless rate likely fell to 3.8% to match the lowest rate since 1969.
-Nobel Peace Prize winner is announced in Oslo.
From NI WEEKAHEAD on the Bloomberg.
Best of late night.
Saturday Night Live opened its season with Matt Damon playing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Rachel Dratch returned to play U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Watch it here.