Tuesday, September 11

ByKevin Sheekey

We’re in lower Manhattan today to remember the 2,977 individuals (including four Bloomberg colleagues) who died 17 years ago and the collective impact it had on New Yorkers, the nation, and the world.

After years of understandable anguish, occasional quarrels, and rebuilding, it’s enormously gratifying to see the splendor of the site, and the camaraderie among survivors, families, and those dedicated to rebuilding our city and their lives.

A personal thanks to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum Chairman who was at times a lonely voice for the need to move forward and in one remarkable moment came to work at City Hall and announced he would raise the money to finish building the memorial. Many years later, and with $600 million raised, he and his team deserve recognition for this remarkable site and for planning today’s remembrance with grace as they have for the last 16 years.

We will never forget.

This week marks ten Years after Lehman collapsed and sparked the 2008 financial crisis:
-From Trump to Trade, the Financial Crisis Still Resonates 10 Years Later
(New York Times)
-Can We Survive the Next Financial Crisis? (Bloomberg)

Market Update: China’s Stocks Near 2016 Low Have Asia Markets on Knife Edge (Bloomberg)

On the West Coast this Week: California Governor Welcomes the World’s Climate Change Experts to San Francisco (Los Angeles Times)
Governor Jerry Brown is one of six co-chairs for the three-day Global Climate Action Summit 2018 in San Francisco, alongside international leaders and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Climate Crisis Is Near Point Of No Return, U.N. Warns (New York Times)

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill for Carbon-Free Power by 2045 (Bloomberg)


Headlines from around the world.


Best of late night.

On the author of the annonymous New York Times Op-Ed from a senior Trump administration official:

“This weekend, Kellyanne Conway said the author of the op-ed wants to create chaos, and is a national security risk. Then Trump was like, ‘wait, maybe I wrote it.’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“I read that Trump says that he has the ultimate deal to make peace in the Middle East. But first he says he wants to make peace between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj. That’s much harder.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“This is interesting; Starbucks is testing a new, lighter version of their frappuccino, which has fewer calories and less sugar. Yup, it’s just coffee.”
— Jimmy Fallon