Tuesday, July 16

ByKevin Sheekey

EU Leaders Vote Today: Ursula von der Leyen Pledges $1.1 Trillion Green Deal in Pitch to EU (Bloomberg)
Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen faces a vote today on her bid to become European Commission president, having made her final pitch to lawmakers focused on protecting the climate and improving social justice.

Bank Earnings Today:
Goldman Sachs Traders Buck Wall Street Trend With Revenue Beat
(Bloomberg)
JPMorgan Shares Fall as Lending Outlook Suffers From Fed Reversal (Bloomberg)

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Today in Tech: Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Face Grilling by U.S. House Antitrust Panel (Bloomberg)
A key question is whether and how major tech companies can raise barriers to new entrants, strangling competition and innovation. It may be the biggest showdown between the Valley and D.C. since Bill Gates faced questions about a potential monopoly in 1998.

Weekend Immigration Raids: ‘Nobody Opened the Door’ as Neighbors Rally During ICE Raid in Houston (New York Times)

New York City Blackout: How NYC’s Blackout Put More Strain on the Climate, Not Less (USA Today)
You might think that when the lights go out, the amount of greenhouse gases emitted as people go about their day would go down. But you’d be wrong.

“The footprint grows because whenever you have a power failure you have all kinds of inefficiencies and waste that cascades through the system,’‘ says Carl Pope, senior climate adviser to Mike Bloomberg with whom he wrote the book “Climate of Hope.”

The Next Leaders: Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Announces Third Class of Mayors to Go Back to School (Bloomberg Philanthropies)
Forty one mayors from around the world joined Harvard faculty and renowned management experts in New York City this week for a 3-day, immersive classroom experience to kick-off the program. See photos and read more here.

Mike Bloomberg spoke to the group on Monday and shared his advice on Twitter: “My message to the 41 mayors who joined us from around the world today: 1. Build a great team, 2. Be bold, 3. Follow the data, 4. Don’t let the critics get you down.

50 Years Ago Today – Apollo 11 Launched: Watch the Five Most Memorable Moments (CBS News)
The Saturn V rocket carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — and just four days later, man first set foot on the moon.

If you’re in DC: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will project a 363-foot tall Saturn V rocket on the east face of the Washington Monument as part of a special “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” show tonight, tomorrow and Thursday from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Lunar Eclipse News: Everything You Need to Know About Today’s Partial Lunar Eclipse (Time)
The partial lunar eclipse is expected to be visible on every continent around the world, except North America. It will also be livestreamed here.


Best of late night.

On the power outage that hit the west side of Manhattan on Saturday night:

“That’s right, New York City was crippled: The subway wasn’t working, there was chaos in the streets, people were driving like maniacs. And then — The power went out!”
— Stephen Colbert

“At the Plaza Hotel, the lights went off right before a couple exchanged vows. Even worse, the bride had just said, ‘God, if this is a mistake, please give me a sign.’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“The mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, was campaigning during the blackout. And when the lights came back on, his poll numbers had tripled all the way up to 1%.”
–Jimmy Kimmel

“But this is New York City, so New Yorkers rallied and managed to keep calm — then everyone’s phone battery reached 5 percent and all hell broke loose.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“And then five minutes later everyone went right back to not speaking to each other. Ever.”
— Jimmy Kimmel

For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.