Wednesday, August 8

ByKevin Sheekey

Most Read on the Bloomberg Terminal (Last 8 Hours):
Elon Musk Makes $82 Billion Gambit to Silence Tesla Critics

Readership Spike on the Bloomberg Terminal: Tesla Board Members Evaluating Going-Private Talks With Elon Musk (Bloomberg)

QuickTake: Can Elon Musk Tweet That? The SEC May Have an Opinion

Bubble News: Crypto’s $600 Billion Crash Hits New Low as Bitcoin Pain Spreads (Bloomberg)

What Happened in Elections Across the U.S. Last Night?

Read This Recap: Ohio Cliffhanger Powers Blue Wave (Axios)
Key line: “A U.S. House race in Ohio that should have been a layup for Republicans instead wound up too close to call with 100% of the vote in.”

More Election Headlines:
-Democrats Pick Women for Governors Races in Michigan, Kansas (Bloomberg)
-Michigan Democrat likely to be First Muslim Woman Elected to Congress (CNN)
-In Victory for Unions, Missouri Voters Defeat Republican-backed ‘Right to Work’ Law (Washington Post)

Economy Watch: For U.S. Wages, a Trump Slump (New York Times)
The official economic indicators look pretty good. The trends in hourly pay do not.

How Financial Empowerment Centers Help City Residents Improve Their Fiscal Health (Next City)
The financial empowerment centers model started out in a few New York City neighborhoods in 2008, under Mayor Mike Bloomberg, whose administration eventually expanded the program citywide. Seed funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies helped pilot the model in five more cities: Denver, Colorado; Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; San Antonio, Texas; and Philadelphia.

Real Estate Section: ‘Brady Bunch’ House Acquired by HGTV for Home-Improvement Show (Bloomberg)

Headlines from around the world.

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Best of late night.

Rosie O’Donnell suggested in an interview that she thinks many of the people at Trump’s rallies are paid actors.

“The idea that Trump is paying these people? Sorry Rosie, but that is ridiculous. He doesn’t pay anybody, why would he start with them?”
— Jimmy Kimmel

“Trump’s advisers are urging him not to tweet about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his campaign and the Russians. In response, Trump was like, ‘I wasn’t gonna, but now that you tell me not to, it’s all I can think about.’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Amazon is looking to hire over 200 people for positions where you work from home. It’s all part of Amazon’s plan to make sure no one ever leaves their house ever again.”
— Jimmy Fallon

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