Tuesday, April 23
Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Can Be Held Accountable Without Impeachment (Bloomberg)
Pelosi pushed back on Democrats calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, even though she said the president “engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds.”
That Sinking Feeling: Trump Approval Drops 5 points to 39% After Mueller Report, Tying All-Time Low in August 2017 After Charlottesville Violence (Politico)
Heavy Lift for Next President: Trump Left U.S. Allies at the Altar. Now He’s Mad They’re Moving On (Washington Post)
Sri Lanka Latest:
-Islamic State Says Its Fighters Carried Out Sri Lanka Attack; Interpol Joins Investigation (Bloomberg)
-Easter Bombings Retaliation for Christchurch Mosque Shootings, Sri Lanka Official Says (Washington Post)
Brexit Latest: Pound’s Fragile Peace Rests on Theresa May Keeping Hold of Brexit Reins (Bloomberg)
Sterling would fall as much as 3 percent on the day if May is forced to quit, Nomura analyst says.
Hot on the Bloomberg:
From $1,600 to $1 Million: Research Costs Under MiFID II (Bloomberg)
-Twitter Rallies as User Count, Revenue Impress Wall Street (Bloomberg)
-New Airline! Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Business Cleared for Takeoff by FAA (Bloomberg)
Google offshoot Wing becomes only drone firm approved as an airline, clearing the way for others seeking drone commerce.
-Elon Musk Says 1 Million Self-Driving Teslas Will Be On the Road Next Year (Bloomberg)
During an investor day presentation focused on autonomy, Musk said customers will be able to put their cars onto a shared network of robotaxis, which will be able to get around without a human inside.
Climate of Hope:
-Trump Isn’t Fully Funding a U.N. Climate Program. So Michael Bloomberg Is. (Washington Post)
-Michael Bloomberg Will Account for the Trump Administration’s Lack of Support for the Paris Agreement (The Week)
Advancing Cities: JPMorgan Chase Launches $500 Million Initiative to Create Economic Opportunity in Cities (JPM)
In response, @MikeBloomberg tweeted: “When empowered, cities are drivers of progress and innovation. Glad to see my friend Jamie Dimon and the @JPMorgan team continue to set an example for how businesses can play a greater role in improving the lives of people in the communities they serve.”
Going Fast! Disneyland Hotel Rooms Scarce for Star Wars Park Opening Night (Bloomberg)
Disney plans to open Star Wars land, its widely anticipated theme-park addition, at the original Disneyland park in Anaheim, California, on May 31 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, on Aug. 29. The 14-acre additions include a ride on the Millennium Falcon space ship and a chance to immerse oneself in Star Wars imagery right down to the blue Bantha milk served at Oga’s Cantina.
Best of late night.
On reaction to the Mueller report:
“This was a government report and we were all treating it like a ‘Fifty Shades’ meets ‘Harry Potter’ crossover, which, by the way, I’ve also read.”
— Trevor Noah
“The White House Easter Egg Roll has been an annual tradition since 1878. And here’s a fun fact: The first Easter Egg Roll was won by a young Bernie Sanders.”
— Jimmy Fallon
“Apparently nationwide distracted driving is up 10% since last year. Yeah, I looked it up on my phone while driving.”
— Conan O’Brien
For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.