Tuesday, September 12

ByKevin Sheekey

Here’s a selection of stories worth reading today:

To most Americans nervously watching the path of Hurricane Irma, the United States Virgin Islands were little more than marks on a map as the storm churned its way to the mainland. But on Monday, as Irma dropped below hurricane strength and most Floridians counted themselves lucky, it became clear that the country had a humanitarian crisis on its hands in one of its tropical paradises. Before Pounding Florida, Hurricane Took Out Its Fury on Another Part of the U.S. (New York Times)

Situational awareness: More than 40 heads of state are now expected at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum on Sept. 20 at The Plaza hotel in New York. Henry Kissinger will moderate a discussion on Russia with Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister. Mike Bloomberg and Bill Clinton kick off the forum. (Lead of Axios AM)

Just eight months into his job as Sao Paulo mayor, Joao Doria appears to be positioning himself as a presidential hopeful who can save Brazil from a seemingly bottomless pit of graft scandals, even while insisting he isn’t running. Sao Paulo Mayor Tests Presidential Waters Amid Voter Anger (Associated Press)

On Saturday, Tesla began pushing a software update that increased the battery capacity of some Model S sedans and Model X SUVs to those living in what emergency officials had identified as the evacuation area. As Hurricane Irma bore down, Tesla gave some Florida drivers more battery juice. Here’s why that’s a big deal. (Washington Post)

Tim Cook will take the stage for the first time in the Steve Jobs Theater at its new campus (Apple’s other big reveal today).  Here’s what to expect. (Bloomberg)

“Shh…it’s Classified…The creators of Classified have created a bright and airy dining space that’s hidden away for those lucky enough to get an invitation.” From United Airlines, an Invitation-Only Restaurant at Newark (New York Times)

Most read on the Terminal (last 8 hours): Voice Brokers Beware: New MiFID Rules May Cost You Your Job (Bloomberg)

It’s Election Day in NYC. Polls are open today from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. To check your polling location, and candidate information, visit whosontheballot.org. If you can’t find something you like write in Kevin Sheekey for Mayor.

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