Wednesday, March 20

ByKevin Sheekey

Hot on the Bloomberg (Last 24 Hours):
Pilot Who Hitched a Ride Saved Lion Air 737 Before Deadly Crash

Breaking on Brexit: Theresa May Asks EU for Brexit Extension Until June 30 (Bloomberg)

Post-Brexit Trading Report: EU’s Hard Line on Post-Brexit Stock Trading Draws U.K. Rebuke (Bloomberg)
It’s widely assumed that a no-deal Brexit would trigger chaos for European stock markets. But the upheaval could be much worse unless the EU drops a plan to restrict trading on London exchanges after Britain leaves the bloc, the U.K. said Tuesday.

Extreme Climate Hits Southern Africa: Cyclone Idai Could be the Deadliest Storm to Hit Anywhere in Africa (Axios)
The landfall and subsequent flooding from Tropical Cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week, “risks being one of the deadliest weather-related disasters in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Clare Nullis, the spokesperson for the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.

Today in Antitrust: Google Fined $1.7 Billion by EU in Margrethe Vestager’s Last Antitrust Case (Bloomberg)

Deal Impact: Deutsche Bank Merger Seen Jeopardizing 10,000 Frankfurt Jobs (Bloomberg)

Roots of Populism: The World’s Richest Countries Are Full of Anxious, Alienated People (Bloomberg)

Health Study: Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Early Death, Especially for Women (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

March Madness: How to Win Your Office NCAA Pool: Use Game Theory, Pick Duke (Bloomberg)
Or don’t pick Duke. (Washington Post)
Reminder: You have until Thursday 12:00PM EDT to fill out your bracket.

Tech Today:

Apple’s Surprise Guest: Goldman CEO as Credit Card Ambassador (Bloomberg)
David Solomon is said to plan on attending the Apple launch on Monday as the companies jointly work on a consumer credit card.

Breaking AirPods News: Apple Launches AirPods With Longer Talk Time, Wireless Charging (Bloomberg)

Best of late night.

On President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil who visited the White House yesterday:

“Bolsonaro is often called the Trump of the tropics. Which is also what Trump will be called when his climate policies turn Ohio into a rain forest.”
— Stephen Colbert

On cable network C-Span turning 40 years old this week:

“I want to say congrats to C-Span for turning 40 years old today. That’s exciting. That means C-Span is only 40 more years away from being the average age of someone who watches C-Span.”
— Jimmy Fallon

On the U.S. college basketball tournament that starts tomorrow:

“The NCAA tournament — this is a chance for college basketball fans to lose $10 as slowly as humanly possible.”
— Jimmy Kimmel

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