Thursday, January 17

ByKevin Sheekey

U.S. Economic Expectations Drop to Two-Year Low Amid Shutdown (Bloomberg)
U.S. consumers this month were the most downbeat on the economy since November 2016.

U.S. Government Shutdown: Day 27
-Nancy Pelosi Knows How to Negotiate. Trump Doesn’t
(Bloomberg Opinion)
-Trump 2020 Aides ‘Making Lemonade’ Out of Shutdown Lemon (Politico)
-TSA Absences Higher During Shutdown, But Stabilizing (Bloomberg Top Live)

Brexit Update:
-Jeremy Corbyn Says Referendum an Option as He Snubs Theresa May (Bloomberg)
-Theresa May Cancels Trip to Davos After Surviving No-Confidence Vote (Bloomberg Top Live)

Deripaska Update: GOP Senate Upholds End to Sanctions on Firms Tied to Putin Ally (Bloomberg)

Foreign Policy Today:
-Trump’s Syria Strategy Gets a Gut Check After Suicide Attack Kills Four Americans (Washington Post)
-Nairobi Attack that Killed 21 Shows Attempts to Neutralize Africa’s Terror Threat Have Failed (CNN)

Earnings Watch: Morgan Stanley Suffers Worst Bond-Trading Slump on Street (Bloomberg)

Climate of Hope: Bloomberg Announces Founding Members of New Climate Finance Leadership Initiative
(Bloomberg press release)
Mike Bloomberg and Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair for Public Policy at Bloomberg LP, today announced the six founding members of the the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative. Mike tweeted: “The faster we accelerate investments that reduce emissions & create jobs, the more progress we can make fighting climate change—today @AntonioGuterres and I welcome 6 founding members of the @UN Climate Finance Leadership Initiative.”

Team Solar: Bloomberg, Salesforce, Gap and Others Teaming Up to Buy Solar (Fast Company)
In a new clean energy deal, five companies are pooling their resources to fund a solar project in North Carolina, hopefully paving the way for more companies to collaborate on clean energy investments.

China Markets Today: Bloomberg to Offer Investors New Channels to Invest in China (China Daily)
Global investors can now begin to trade onshore Chinese bonds via the Bloomberg Terminal.​ Read Bloomberg’s press release here.

New Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the Darling of the Left, Nightmare of the Right (Bloomberg Businessweek cover)

Metro Section: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Bill de Blasio on ‘The View’: “You Screwed the City Up!” (New York Post)

Travel Section: NYC Draws a Record 65 Million Tourists (New York Times)
The long, steady surge in tourism traces back more than a decade to a decision by Michael Bloomberg, when he was mayor, to spend more money to promote the city. In 2007, when the city was drawing about 44 million visitors a year, he set the seemingly audacious goal of raising that number to 50 million by 2015.


Best of late night.

“Now, pointing out that until Woodrow Wilson was president, presidents didn’t give the State of the Union in person, Pelosi gave Trump the option to deliver it in writing. Really? In writing? Have you seen how this guy spells? He’s just going to tweet, ‘The Stat of our Uniom is … STRANG!’”
— Stephen Colbert

“Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie is releasing a memoir later this month titled ‘Let Me Finish.’ Oh, you haven’t seen your approval ratings lately? You’re finished.”
— Seth Meyers

“Netflix just announced they will be raising subscription prices by up to $2 a month. Yeah, I know, this is awful news for the person whose account you use.”
— James Corden

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