Thursday, September 20

ByKevin Sheekey

Bloomberg Global Business Forum: The Largest Gathering of Heads of State Outside a Formal Government Summit This Year

Seventy heads of state and delegation are expected at Wednesday’s forum in New York City where discussions will focus on strengthening global trade and economic alliances through partnerships, global leadership, and harnessing technology.

The agenda includes an opening keynote by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and a discussion with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on how government and business can partner for prosperity.

See a list of confirmed attendees here and the full agenda here.

Breaking Economic News: U.S. Jobless Claims Fall for Third Straight Week to 48-Year Low (Bloomberg)

Justice Update: FBI Flexes Independence from Trump Over Kavanaugh, Russia Fights (Bloomberg Politics)

Will Africa Pay for It? Trump Told Spanish Foreign Minister a Sahara Wall Could Stop Migrants (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg Editorial: Trump’s Stance on Refugees Is a Disgrace (Bloomberg Opinion) His administration is repudiating a proud tradition of helping those in greatest need.

2020 Editorial: Run, Mike, Run (The Weekly Standard)

Talk of Silicon Valley: As Star Partner Mary Meeker Leaves to Start New Firm, VC Pioneer Kleiner Perkins Ponders Smaller-is-Better Future (Bloomberg)

Timeline of the Day: The Plot to Subvert an Election (New York Times) This timeline illustrates the scale of Russia’s interference with the 2016 election and its aftermath.


Bloomberg Insider.

Financial Times Names Champions of Women in Business: Bloomberg LP Chairman Peter Grauer is ranked #2 in the FT’s list of the top 50 male senior leaders in the global private sector who are making a significant contribution to gender diversity and the promotion of women to senior business roles.

Peter has been the leading force and champion of diversity and inclusion efforts at Bloomberg and is the Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. See the full list here.

Julia Beizer: The Woman Behind Bloomberg Media’s Product Development (Talking Biz News)


Best of late night.

“President Trump is pretty busy these days, very busy! You probably heard the latest, today President Trump met with the victims of Hurricane Florence. The victims said ‘this is the worst thing that ever happened to us’, and then they talked about the hurricane.”
— Conan O’Brien

“It’s been 27 years since Anita Hill. Can we please try to be less horrendous about it this time? We’ve had enough of these ’90s reboots. We’re good.”
— Samantha Bee

“There are a lot of important things going on in the world right now, and this is not one of them. Congratulations are in order for Kylie Jenner, who reached a major life milestone yesterday, which she of course shared with the world. She wrote: ‘Last night I had cereal with milk for the first time. Life-changing.’ So let me get this straight, you had poison injected into your lips when you were twelve, but waited until now to pour milk in your Applejacks?”
— Jimmy Kimmel

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