Wednesday, February 6

ByKevin Sheekey

Hot on the Bloomberg:
Inside the German Government’s Push to Fix Deutsche Bank (Bloomberg)

State of the Union: In Dissonant State of the Union Speech, Trump Seeks Unity While Depicting Ruin (Washington Post)
Read the full text here, watch the full video here, watch Nancy Pelosi’s responses here and Stacey Abrams’ response here.

Democratic Women Send Political Message by Wearing White to State of the Union (USA Today)
See highlights on TicToc here.

2020 Poll: Mike Bloomberg 46%, Donald Trump 40% (Rasmussen Reports)

Climate Reality Setting In: Climate Skepticism Swaying Fewer Republicans (NBC News)
Among liberal and moderate Republicans, 70 percent said they believed that global warming was occurring, a seven percentage point increase from 2017.

Brexit Today:
-‘Special Place in Hell’ for Brexiteers Without Plan, EU President Donald Tusk Says
-Rare Brexit Agreements on Finance Help Prevent Market Chaos (Bloomberg)

Corruption Watch: New York Federal Prosecutors Seek Interviews with Trump Organization Executives (CNN)

Venezuela Today: Russia Starts to Worry Nicolas Maduro’s Grip May Slip in Venezuela (Bloomberg)

False Promises: Inside Wisconsin’s Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal With Foxconn (Bloomberg Businessweek Cover)
A huge tax break was supposed to create a manufacturing paradise, but interviews with 49 people familiar with the project depict a chaotic operation unlikely to ever employ 13,000 workers.

Auto Section: Tesla Cuts Model 3 Price for the Second Time This Year (Bloomberg)
All versions of the Model 3 will cost $1,100 less, lowering the starting price of the car to $42,900. The move follows a $2,000 price cut on all Teslas announced in early January to partially offset the reduction in the U.S. federal tax credit its vehicles were eligible for.

Best of late night.

“Budget furniture store Ikea just announced a new way for you to fill your apartment with their items. Soon, you will be able to rent Ikea furniture and return it when you’re done. The only problem with this is by the time you figure out how to put the furniture together, your rental is up and you have to take it back.”
— James Corden

On President Trump’s State of the Union speech:

“This was not a particularly good speech, but what it lacked in quality it made up for in length. This speech was like watching paint lie.”
— Stephen Colbert

“Between the Super Bowl and the State of the Union, that’s six hours of our lives we will never get back.”
— Jimmy Fallon

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

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