Tuesday, August 14
Bloomberg Targets Big Tobacco’s ‘Underhanded Tactics’ (Agence France Presse)
Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday gave a trio of anti-tobacco crusaders based in France, England and Thailand $20 million to up their game against an industry aggressively marketing its deadly wares worldwide, especially in developing countries. The new initiative “will protect consumers by shining a light on the tobacco industry’s underhanded tactics, including marketing directly to children,” Bloomberg said.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Graduates More Entrepreneurs (Baltimore Business Journal)
Nearly 70 Baltimore-area entrepreneurs graduated Monday from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which is co-chaired by Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg and provides business education and access to capital to small businesses. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President John Rogers were joined by yours truly at the event.
According to the Baltimore Business Journal: Bloomberg’s Kevin Sheekey noted that it’s because of Goldman Sachs that the program exists at all — joking that Goldman hopes “every one [of your companies] is worth $40 billion one day” so that the New York investment firm can help take them all public.”
Tweet of the Day from @MikeBloomberg:
.@BloombergDotOrg supports @10KSB_Baltimore because small businesses are engines of innovation. Today, Baltimore @MayorPugh50 & MD Sen. @ChrisVanHollen joined 69 grads, like Odessa Phillip (pictured), spurring economic development through entrepreneurship.
Other stories I’m reading today:
Erdogan Escalates Row With U.S., Calls for Boycott of iPhones (Bloomberg)
Musk Says He’s Working With Silver Lake, Goldman to Take Tesla Private (Bloomberg)
Headlines from around the world.
Best of late night.
“According to Politico, White House aides need to remind Trump of time zones in different countries on a constant basis. He forgets that in America it’s 4 p.m., but where he is it’s 1957.”
— Seth Meyers
“The president is back at the White House after a 10-day stay at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Trump has now spent over a quarter of his presidency, more than 180 days, at one of his golf properties. Tiger Woods doesn’t spend that much time at golf clubs.”
— Jimmy Kimmel
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