Wednesday, April 10

ByKevin Sheekey

Climate of Hope: Bloomberg Improves Energy Efficiency by 45%, On Track for 35% Renewable Energy Use in 2020 (Bloomberg press announcement)

In the last decade, Bloomberg LP avoided using more than 1 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions and improved energy efficiency by 45%, according to the company’s tenth annual sustainable business Impact Report. Bloomberg is on target to reach 35% renewable energy use in 2020, continuing on its path to 100% renewable energy by 2025.

In announcing the results, Mike Bloomberg said: “We are committed to leading the way in the fight against climate change. In the coming year, we will continue to ramp up our efforts to build a stronger, more resilient global economy.” Read his opening letter here and the full report here. Share the report here.

Biggest IPO of 2019: Uber Seeks About $10 Billion – Could File IPO as soon as Thursday (Bloomberg)

Brexit Latest: EU Set to Force U.K. Into Long Brexit Delay in Danger for Theresa May (Bloomberg)

A Harbinger of 2020? `Magician’ Netanyahu Headed for Fifth Term as Israel’s Leader Despite Graft Probes (Bloomberg)

From Bloomberg Politics: The grin on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s face as he walked out before a crowd of adoring Likud party supporters in Tel Aviv early this morning was that of a winner.

Beset by corruption allegations and facing a strong challenge from a popular ex-military chief who only entered politics in December, Netanyahu — known in Israel as “the magician” for his ability to escape from seemingly dire political predicaments — was on the brink of securing a fifth term.

But his rhetoric and nationalist posturing has divided Israel, peace-making with the Palestinians had collapsed even before he used an eve-of-vote interview to hint he might annex territory in the occupied West Bank, and the threat of a corruption prosecution hangs over the prime minister. He might need those magic skills again.

Economy Watch: Chance of Recession Within 24 Months Has Doubled – Guggenheim Partners (Bloomberg)

Trump’s Premature Victory Lap: Renews Mueller Attacks as Russia Report Release Looms (Associated Press)

Investigating the Investigators: Trump’s Attorney General Forms Team to Review FBI’s Actions in Trump Probe (Bloomberg)

Echo Chamber Watch: The Democratic Electorate on Twitter Is Not the Actual Democratic Electorate (New York Times)

Gary Cohn: Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Social Security is Third Rail in Politics (Washington Post)

Photos of the Day: New Satellite Images Show Climate Change Is Sweeping Europe (Bloomberg)
Swedish forest fires, retreating glaciers and arid cropland attest to a new reality after 2018 marked the world’s third hottest on record.

Most Shared on the Bloomberg: College Grads Sell Stakes in Themselves to Wall Street (Bloomberg)
Instead of taking out loans, students can agree to hand over part of their future earnings in return for investment.

Attention Shoppers! Ikea’s Upper East Side Location Opens on April 15 at 59th and 3rd Ave (6sqft)

Best of late night.

On a new secret Game of Thrones menu at ShakeShack:

“To purchase the secret menu items, customers have to place their order in Valyrian, a made up language in Game of Thrones. So, congratulations ShakeShack, you’ve done it! You’ve found the limit for what I’ll do for a hamburger.”
— James Corden

“‘ShakeShack now has a secret Game of Thrones menu!’ is a sentence you should not use on a first date”
— James Corden

On Trump Attorney General William Barr’s testimony to the House of Representatives Tuesday:

“Barr said he plans to release the Mueller report within a week — just as soon as he’s done rolling big swaths of black paint all over it. This report is going to have more blackouts than Brett Kavanaugh in college. It will be heavily redacted.”
— Jimmy Kimmel

On life in the NYC Subway:

“Police in New York City had to remove a raccoon that had snuck down into the subway. Passengers saw the racoon and were like ‘gross, he’s actually touching the pole! Who does that?’”
— Jimmy Fallon

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