Thursday, April 4

ByKevin Sheekey

Brexit Headline of the Day:
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney: Risk of No-Deal Brexit Is ‘Alarmingly High’
Leaving the European Union without an agreement has become the “default” outcome despite being opposed by Parliament, and could happen by accident, he said in a Sky News interview. He described some claims about how the UK could manage such a situation as “absolute nonsense.”

Today in Brexit: Theresa May Talks to Labour in Search of Compromise Deal (Bloomberg)

Brexit Consequences: France Reaps Brexit Benefits as UK Investments on French Soil Rise By 33% in 2018 (Bloomberg)

Political Read of the Day: Trump’s Takeover of the Republican Party Is Almost Complete (New York Times – hat tip: Norma Rahall)

Buckle Up! Jamie Dimon Sees Recent Volatility as Harbinger of Things to Come (Bloomberg)

Banking Today: Nomura Job Cuts Begin as CEO Unveils Plan to Save $1 Billion (Bloomberg)

First on the Bloomberg:
Millions of Facebook Records Found on Amazon Cloud Servers
But but but… Facebook Shares Poised to Open at Highest Since August After Upgrade (Bloomberg)

Boeing 737 Max: Ethiopia Pilots Followed Safety Protocol as Plane Pointed Nose Down (Bloomberg)

Least Shocking News of the Day: Mueller Report Was More Damaging than Trump’s Attorney General Revealed (New York Times) As I said before, let’s see the report.

Long Read of the Week: How Rupert Murdoch Remade the World (New York Times magazine)

Barbaric Anti-LGBT Law Takes Effect in Brunei: New Stone-to-Death Law Sparks Brunei Boycott Lead by Ellen DeGeneres, George Clooney, Billie Jean King (The Guardian)

Today in Climate:
Singapore Mandates Two-year Prison Term for Using Polluting Ship Fuel
Captains and owners of vessels that burn overly sulfurous fuel in Singapore’s territorial waters could face as long as two years in prison from the start of 2020 as the city state fights pollution.

Sorry, Wall Streeters, You Now Need to Earn Your Patagonia Vest (Bloomberg)
The outdoor gear maker won’t create the products for just anyone through its corporate sales program. Patagonia has shifted its focus to “mission-driven companies that prioritize the planet.”

Washington Cherry Blossom Alert: DC’s Tidal Basin Falling Prey to Foot Traffic and Climate Change (Washington Post)
Parts of the park are flooded twice daily at high tide.

Watch: New York’s The Shed Can Shapeshift to Double its Indoor Perimeter in Five Minutes (Engadget)
The Shed officially opens tomorrow in New York’s Hudson Yards.

Best of late night.

“Alec Baldwin is here, you know what that means: There’s a good chance President Trump will be angrily live-tweeting the show.”
— Jimmy Fallon, welcoming his guest for the evening

“Fox News will host a town hall event in Pennsylvania this month with Senator Bernie Sanders. It will give Fox News viewers an opportunity to hear from someone younger.”
— Seth Meyers

“Fifteen defendants who were charged in last month’s college admissions scandal appeared in court today, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. The courthouse was packed — but somehow their daughters got in!”
— Seth Meyers

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

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