Thursday, October 31

ByKevin Sheekey

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Today in Trade: China Said to Doubt Long-Term Trade Deal Possible With Trump (Bloomberg)

How the Trade War Is Reshaping Supply Chains From Los Angeles to Vietnam (Bloomberg)

Impeachment Begins.

Brexit Update.

Today was meant to be Brexit day, instead parties are gearing up to fight an election:

Corbyn Starts U.K. Election Campaign Attacking ‘Corrupt System’ (Bloomberg)

UK Consumer Confidence Slumps to Six-Year Low as Britons Fret About Finances (Bloomberg)

Orrrderrr! It’s officially Commons Speaker John Bercow’s last day today, though he offered to carry on in the role for a while longer if asked. The Times reviews his last 10 years.

Virginia Legislative Elections.

In Virginia Suburbs, Republicans Sound a Lot Like Democrats (New York Times)

The off-year state legislative elections on Tuesday will test whether Republicans can appeal to anti-Trump voters by running on issues that Democrats usually espouse.

The indications are that Republicans are in trouble. Democrats, as they did here the last two years, have raised far more money.

Among the top spenders: Michael R. Bloomberg’s gun control organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, has poured $2.5 million into races, all for Democrats.

Gun Safety Group Dropping $100,000 Into Virginia Elections in Last Minute Push (Newsweek)

Virginia Voters: find your polling location for Tuesday, Nov. 5, here.

Today in Tech.

Climate News.

Bloomberg Today.

A Great Place to Work! Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer Recognized as a Top Ally for the LGBT+ Community in the Workplace (Bloomberg press announcement)

“We’re proud to see Peter recognized as a top ally for the LGBT+ community in business for the fifth consecutive year,” said company founder Michael Bloomberg.

Bloomberg has been named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, receiving a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index all three years.

Sports section.

Historic Win: Washington Nationals’ World Series ‘Final-Out’ Baseball Is Worth $500,000 (Bloomberg)

Last night’s championship marks first in Nationals/Montreal Expos history. And the baseball used for the final out of the Nationals’ Game 7 victory is likely worth $500,000 – double the value of the Houston Astros’ final out of their first title in 2017.

Halloween Poll Watch.

Halloween Candy Poll: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Most Popular Halloween Candy in America (USA Today)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – 36%
Snickers – 18%
M&M’s – 11%

Hershey bars – 6%
Candy Corn – 6%

Best of late night.

“I saw that a new $3.9 billion terminal just opened at LaGuardia Airport. It’s so much nicer. Now, all the rats wear little bow ties.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Beginning next year, China will ban people from lying down in the subway. While in New York, if someone’s lying down on the subway, they’re dead.”
— Seth Meyers

“Today is National Candy Corn Day! And here’s a little tip: If you’re hosting a Halloween party, and think you might run out of candy corn, don’t worry – you won’t. It’s disgusting!”
— Jimmy Fallon

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