Wednesday, November 22

ByKevin Sheekey

Bloomberg Scoop: Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber , a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People’s Data (Bloomberg)

Lawyers for AT&T and Time Warner will argue that Trump’s public comments about CNN amount to undue political influence on the U.S. Justice Department. Trump Barbs on AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Fuel Company Defense (Bloomberg)

You can buy almost anything on Alibaba’s Taobao, China’s biggest e-commerce platform: Alibaba’s Taobao Just Auctioned Off Two Boeing 747s (Bloomberg)

Future Watch: Economists say the U.S. and New York City may see a slump in 2020. NYC’s Economy Slowing as De Blasio Promises Higher Spending (Bloomberg)

Trump Message to Haitian Earthquake Victims – Go Home: After years of being shielded from deportation from the U.S. while their disaster-prone country continues to recover from its devastating 2010 earthquake, 60,000 Haitians, mostly in Florida, are being told to go home in 2019. Haitian Quake Victims Will Lose Deportation Protection in 2019 (Miami Herald)
Read more here: Trump to End Residency Protection for 60,000 Haitian Earthquake Victims (Miami Herald)

In part two of an interview about the ‘From the Ashes’ documentary, Mike Bloomberg says: “I think the movie is the right blend of looking at both sides [of the coal debate] but putting things in the context of how human beings feel about it with different points of view….You are getting the story from the perspective of people who benefited, who suffered, who lived through it, who didn’t know about it.” Michael Bloomberg on the Timeliness of His Coal Industry Doc ‘From the Ashes’ (Hollywood Reporter)

Michael Bloomberg said he had no grand scheme to become involved in hurricane recovery in the Caribbean, but what started off as an effort to provide quick emergency assistance in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where his Bloomberg LP co-founder Tom Secunda has a home, has turned into a new kind of project for Bloomberg and his key allies. And there’s a chance it could grow into a Bloomberg specialty as coastal communities like these cope with increasingly extreme weather. How Michael Bloomberg Landed in the Center of the Virgin Islands’ Hurricane Recovery (USA Today)

During Mike Bloomberg’s time as Mayor of New York City, life expectancy increased by three years and became two years longer than the national average, helping him realize that Mayors of large cities could play major roles in preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases around the world. Cities Are Growing More Powerful, And That May Be Good For You (Forbes)

Most Emailed on the Terminal (Thanksgiving Special!):
New York’s Best Sushi Might Now Be at Newark Airport (Bloomberg)

Tweets by the President of the United States:

@realDonaldTrump: It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair. Just think..

@realDonaldTrump: …LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool!

Best of Late Night:
“Only Trump could get ‘We’re going to be working very hard’ and ‘We’re going to Florida’ in the same sentence. Maybe Trump thinks he’s working hard because Twitter went from 140 characters to 280. ‘My workload has doubled.’”
— Seth Meyers, referring to Mr. Trump’s announcement that he would spend Thanksgiving in Florida

President Trump pardoned two turkeys on Tuesday in an annual White House tradition.

“Today was the big day, and the turkeys that Trump pardoned were named Drumstick and Wishbone. That’s ominous. Those names don’t sound like you’re pardoning them. That’s like naming your fish ‘Flushable.’”
–Stephen Colbert

“Today the White House held its annual turkey pardon, and President Trump pardoned a turkey named Drumstick. Which was nice, until he told the turkey, ‘O.K., now you pardon me.’”
–Jimmy Fallon

Please note: In recognition of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, your next Sheekey Daily Read will return on Monday, November 27.

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