Thursday, August 8

ByKevin Sheekey

Today in Financial News.


Climate Watch.

Water Crisis: 1.8 Billion People in 17 Countries Are the Most at Risk From Water Shortages (Bloomberg)
Countries facing extremely high water stress are using up to 80% of the available surface and ground water supply in an average year, and even small dry shocks, which are poised to increase due to climate change, can have severe effects

Top Concern: Europeans Are More Worried About Climate Change Than the Economy (Bloomberg)


In Memoriam.

Remembering Toni Morrison: Celebrities and Leaders from Oprah Winfrey to Bette Midler to Mike Bloomberg Celebrate Iconic Writer on Twitter (Parade)

Mike Bloomberg tweeted a photo with Morrison and this statement: “Toni Morrison was — and will forever be — one of the great voices in American literature.”


Best of late night.

On Chinese companies halting purchases of U.S. agriculture products as the trade war between the U.S. and China heats up:

“China is no longer buying from American farmers, so be sure to do your part to help out. At the farmer’s market this weekend, pick up a couple of extra tomatoes and maybe an extra two million pounds of soybeans.”
— James Corden

“This trade war will increase the prices of iPhones, sneakers, and toys, which means Trumps reelection strategy is built around ruining Christmas.”
— James Corden

On a stowaway bat that flew through the cabin on a recent Spirit Airlines flight to New York:

“Spirit Airlines this weekend had a live bat flying around the cabin. The passengers were upset, especially when they realized it got in through an open window.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Spirit Airlines passengers were in for a surprise when a bat appeared and flew back and forth through the cabin. In Spirit Airlines’ defense, their slogan is ‘Look, you want to fly to Chicago for 60 bucks? You get bats.’”
— Stephen Colbert

For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.