Thursday, January 11

ByKevin Sheekey

Most Read and Most Emailed on the Terminal (Last 24 Hours):
The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse (Bloomberg Businessweek)


Brexit Impact: If the UK leaves the EU without a deal in 2019 it could cost Britain almost half a million jobs, a new report found as London’s key finance industry vacancies plummet the most in three years. Cost of No Brexit Deal? 500,000 Fewer U.K. Jobs, New Study Shows (Bloomberg)


“Zombie” Nafta? With a seventh round of talks planned for February in Mexico City, a breakdown remains a distinct possibility. A Look At Most Likely Nafta Scenarios (Bloomberg)


Yesterday’s report that China officials are wary of U.S. treasuries prompted a response, along with market moves. China Says Report on U.S. Treasuries May Cite ‘Wrong Source’ (Bloomberg)


Market Melt-Up in Perspective: “In the near term, there’s a risk that the coming earnings season will result in corporate outlooks that aren’t quite as euphoric as the share-price gains that preceded them…For now, FOMO is the biggest fear investors need to grapple with.” Are You Missing the Big Market Melt-Up? (Bloomberg Businessweek cover)


Trump at Year 1: The Economist says Trump’s been a poor president in his first year and says we should not get distracted by the “presidential telenovela.” The One-Year Old Trump Presidency: Is It Really This Bad? (Economist)


Women rising: Bloomberg aims to increase the number of female experts and officials quoted in stories and on broadcast. Bloomberg to Expand Women’s Voices Project Globally (Talking Biz News)

Twitter Buzz:

Trump may have the bigger button, but that hasn’t stopped Kim Jong Un from trying to push it. An article in the North Korean leader’s flagship newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, surmised that brisk sales of journalist Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” were due to “rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments” around the world and “foretell Trump’s political demise.” Internet satirists are speculating about how much Kim himself might be enjoying the book, as a photoshopped image of Kim reading Wolff’s book went viral on social media, according to Bloomberg’s Balance of Power.

@MSuchkov_ALM: Meanwhile somewhere in #NorthKorea


Best of Late Night:

“According to The Washington Post — which has been keeping track, I guess — yesterday Trump told his 2,000th lie since taking office. So happy Lie2K, everybody. Two thousand lies in 11 months. He’s averaging 5.6 false claims a day, which is impressive, considering the fact he’s only working about 2.6 hours a day.” — Jimmy Kimmel

“Before Trump puts together these new libel laws in place, I just want to say, Donald Trump is the illegitimate love child of a racist manatee and a deflated balloon. Donald Trump set fire to the Hindenburg and once told me on the record he enjoyed the movie ‘Suicide Squad.’ See you in court.” — Stephen Colbert

“A Democratic congressman is introducing a bill that would force presidential candidates to take a mental health exam. It is called the Too Little, Too Late Act.” — Jimmy Fallon