Thursday, February 1

ByKevin Sheekey

Most Read on the Terminal (Last 8 Hours):
Millennial Traders Flee Boring Banking to Chase Riches in Crypto (Bloomberg Markets)

Businessweek Cover Story: Famous for innovation and great management, General Electric is staring down a plunging share price, a federal investigation, and possible breakup. How GE Went From American Icon to Astonishing Mess (Bloomberg Businessweek)

For our Brazilian readers: Mike Bloomberg is featured in today’s Valor Economico after an interview in Sao Paulo yesterday. Asked how his company plans to respond to news of Blackstone’s investment in a competitor, he said: “We do not plan to change anything.” Michael Bloomberg: A Controversial, Unceremonious Man (Valor Economico – subscription)

Theresa May is in Beijing today to meet with President Xi Jinping. But, as she holds private talks with a leader recently dubbed “the world’s most powerful man,” back home the whispers about her own perilous position are getting louder. Tory bible “The Spectator” turned on her in dramatic fashion yesterday with a stark front page headlined “Lead or go.” (Politico Playbook)

Brexit Update: France is maintaining a tough stance ahead of Brexit negotiations between the U.K. and the EU on their future relationship, scheduled to begin at the end of March. ‘Don’t Worry About Us’: Europe Won’t Need London Finance, France Says (Bloomberg)

Trump Tower Meeting Spotlight: Robert Mueller Zeros In on Story Put Together About Trump Tower Meeting (The New York Times)

One of the Trump administration’s top public health-officials, Brenda Fitzgerald, resigned on Wednesday as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amid an uproar over her investments in tobacco, the nation’s leading cause of preventable death. Trump’s CDC Director Steps Down After Tobacco Stock Scandal (Bloomberg)

Two years ago, Bloomberg Technology anchor Emily Chang set out to investigate the problem of gender disparity in technology and, more important, try to understand what the industry can do about it. She argues in her new book, “Brotopia,” that the exclusion of women from tech wasn’t inevitable. The industry, it turns out, sabotaged itself and its own pipeline of female talent. Women Once Ruled the Computer World. When Did Silicon Valley Become Brotopia? (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Pre-order Emily’s book here.

New Jersey is “Back in the Ring”: Mike Bloomberg says it’s great to see New Jersey get back into the fight against climate change. Governor Phil Murphy is a Champion of the Environment (The Bergen Record/

Tweets of the day:

@MikeBloomberg: Thank you, Mayor @JDoriaJr, for a productive meeting today. It’s great to be back in São Paulo, a #MayorsChallenge-winning city and innovator in urban farming.

@jdoriajr: Visita especial aqui na Prefeitura: @MikeBloomberg, ex-prefeito de NY e empresário. Referência em gestão pública eficiente e inovadora. Mike, it was an honor to receive you today in the City Hall. Your efficient and innovative public administration is an inspiration to me.

@RepAdamSchiff: BREAKING: Discovered late tonight that Chairman Nunes made material changes to the memo he sent to White House – changes not approved by the Committee. White House therefore reviewing a document the Committee has not approved for release.

Best of Late Night:

“In a new interview, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should, quote, ‘smile a lot more often.’ And that Senator Ted Cruz should smile never.”
— Seth Meyers

“During his speech, Trump called for unity. He said, quote, ‘Tonight I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground.’ And when he finds that common ground, he plans to build a wall across it that goes all the way to the Pacific Ocean.”
— James Corden

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