Wednesday, August 29

ByKevin Sheekey

Hot on the Bloomberg (Most read story – last 8 hours):

U.K. and EU Said to Drop October Deadline for Brexit Deal; Mid-November Seen as New End Date for Divorce Talks

Big: Russia to Stage Biggest Military Exercises Since Cold War (Bloomberg)

Trade Today: Rebranding Nafta Is Better Than Dismantling It; Trump’s Deal with Mexico Could Have Been Worse (Editorial – Bloomberg Opinion)

Puerto Rico Revises Hurricane Maria Death Toll to 2,975, Up from 64 (New York Times)

Study: Brazil, U.S. Lead the World in Gun Deaths; 251,000 People Died from Firearm Injuries Worldwide in 2016 (Science News)

Colorado Approves Plan to Retire Coal, Shift to Renewables and Storage (Utility Drive)
@MikeBloomberg tweeted: Colorado’s plan to move @BeyondCoal toward clean energy at the Comanche plant is the kind of solution we need to reduce pollution & ensure a good transition – keeping jobs in the community and bringing down electric bills.

Michael Bloomberg to Headline Pennsylvania Democratic Fundraiser in October (Politico)

The Marvels of Christo’s Pyramid in Hyde Park (Spear’s)
Christo’s latest floating project has landed in the heart of London and made quite a splash. The Gates in Central Park in 2005 was backed by the city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg and generated substantial tourist income for the city (and it should be noted that Bloomberg Philanthropies funded the show at the Serpentine Gallery).


Tweet of the Day.

John Gapper – Financial Times columnist tweeted:
“I’ve heard a lot of services called the Bloomberg Killer over the years but Bloomberg still seems to be alive”


Best of late night.

From Conan O’Brien’s opening monologue last night:

“It’s been reported that President Trump’s relationship with Jeff Sessions is, quote, “beyond repair”. Yeah apparently the relationship is so bad and awkward, Trump now refers to Sessions as ‘Melania’.”

“57 year old Eddie Murphy is about to become a dad for the tenth time. Even more impressive, it turns out that all ten of his kids are being played by Eddie Murphy!”

“John Goodman suggested that in the spin-off show ‘The Connors’, Roseanne’s character will be dead. Yeah, so finally a funeral that Trump will be allowed to attend!”