Monday, October 8

ByKevin Sheekey

Michael Bloomberg Joins Emotional Parkland Rally for ‘Gun Sense’ at the Polls (Miami Herald)

Michael Bloomberg Campaigns with Andrew Gillum in South Florida (Miami Herald)

Climate Today:
-Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
(New York Times)
-Climate Crisis Spurs UN Call for $2.4 Trillion Fossil Fuel Shift (Bloomberg)
-Yale and NYU Economists Win Nobel Prize for Work on Understanding How Economies Can Grow Sustainably (Bloomberg – hat tip: Suzanne Foote)

Saudi Crown Prince Vows Aramco IPO by 2021, Keeps to $2 Trillion (Bloomberg)

De Blasio Rebuffs Question on Homelessness: ‘I’m in the Middle of a Workout’ (New York Times)

Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will Be the Widest Since 2012 (Bloomberg)

Meet the Two Finalists That Will Vie for Brazil’s Presidency (Bloomberg)

Vote Bloomberg! Vote here for Bloomberg London as part of the people’s vote for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize 2018 announcement this week. Voting closes mid-day Tuesday GMT and the winner of the people’s vote will be announced later tomorrow. The 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, determined by a panel of judges, will be announced at a live televised ceremony on Wednesday.

World’s Longest Flight Makes a Comeback from Singapore to Newark, Without Cattle Class (Bloomberg)


The week ahead.

Monday, Oct. 8:
-U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo meets with Chinese officials in Beijing at the tail end of a trip that also took him Pyongyang, Tokyo and Seoul.

Tuesday, Oct. 9:
-Annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group are held in Bali, Indonesia. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will preside. Through Oct. 14.
-The IMF presents its World Economic Outlook. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has warned that trade wars and tighter credit are darkening the global outlook.
-Google unveils its newest Pixel smartphones and other hardware. In New York and Paris.
-President Donald Trump holds the latest in a series of rallies ahead of the Nov. 6 mid-term elections, this time in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Trump will rally again on Oct. 10 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, Oct. 10:
-Permanent representatives to the European Union discuss Article 50 and the U.K. exit plan. EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier will present the draft political declaration. In Brussels.
-The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize 2018 will be announced at a live televised ceremony in London.

Thursday, Oct. 11:
-Singapore Airlines debuts non-stop service from Singapore to Newark International Airport with Airbus’s ultra long-range A350-900. The almost 19 hour flight will become the world’s longest.
-A gauge of U.S. consumer prices probably remained elevated in September and rose 2.3% from a year earlier, according to forecasts. That’s near July’s 2.4% pace, which was the fastest advance since September 2008.

Friday, Oct. 12:
-A Turkish court could release American Andrew Brunson, currently under house arrest in Izmir, when he appears for a hearing. The dispute caused by his arrest has wreaked havoc on Turkey’s currency and U.S.-Turkish relations.


Best of late night.

“The First Lady was in Africa last week to promote her ‘Be Best’ campaign, because no issue is of greater interest to sub-Saharan Africa than internet bullying.”
–Stephen Colbert

“That’s right, a new play about Hillary Clinton will open on Broadway next year, and critics are already calling for an investigation.”
— Seth Meyers

“In tonight’s less depressing news, we’re friends with Canada again! On Monday, President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau announced a new deal to replace NAFTA and the rave reviews are in. Critics hail this deal as…’modest changes’ and ‘the same as NAFTA.’”
–Stephen Colbert