Tuesday, October 3

ByKevin Sheekey

Top EU officials teamed up today in Strasbourg to send the UK a blunt message: Do more to flesh out Britain’s Brexit positions or put off trade talks for even longer. EU Demands More Brexit Clarity from May Before Move to Trade (Bloomberg)


UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti tells Bloomberg Markets magazine that UBS could employ around 30 percent fewer staff in a decade as technological advances change banking. Ermotti Says Nothing Ever Certain, Not Even UBS Staying Swiss (Bloomberg Markets)


Berlin is pitted against big US tech companies and free-speech advocates as new rules policing online hate took effect Sunday including potential fines of up to €50 million if hate speech isn’t removed within 24 hours.  Germany’s New Online Hate Speech Code Pushes Big Fines and Debate (Politico)


Just hours after the Las Vegas shooting, fake news stories infiltrated Google and Facebook with false revelations that the shooter was an anti-Trump liberal. After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains its Megaphone (New York Times)


The cycle of preventable violence and pointless debate will not end until more political leaders and responsible gun owners acknowledge the obvious: that sensible restrictions on gun possession are both constitutional and necessary, writes View’s editorial board. Gun Massacres Won’t Stop Until Voters Demand Action (Bloomberg View)

Tweet of the day:

@MikeBloomberg:  As we grieve for the victims in Las Vegas, let’s resolve to stop mass shootings in America — and back up our words with actions.