Wednesday, September 12

ByKevin Sheekey

Fifty heads of state from six continents, including British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, have committed to join Mike Bloomberg for his second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York on September 26.

Why it matters: It’s set to be one of the most-attended events by heads of government in 2018, according to Axios.

The event will focus on strengthening global trade and economic alliances and feature President Enrique Peña Nieto, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, President Iván Duque Márquez, President Cyril Ramaphosa, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Baidu CEO Robin Li, Ford CEO Jim Hackett, Dangote Group CEO Aliko Dangote, Incoming Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, and Unilever CEO Paul Polman.

As Mike Bloomberg tweeted this morning: “As tensions around tariffs create economic uncertainty in many industries and countries around the world, #BloombergGBF welcomes business and government leaders to collaborate and focus on increasing global trade and investment.

Read the Axios report here and the press release here.

Breaking: Mike Bloomberg Takes On Trump Over Climate Change In National Geographic Documentary ‘Paris To Pittsburgh’ (Deadline Hollywood)
Watch the film’s trailer here.

Polling Analysis: There’s Never Been a President This Unpopular With an Economy This Good (Bloomberg)

An ‘Abnormally High’ Budget Deficit: U.S. Government Borrowing Soars Despite Robust Economy (Washington Post)

Storms to Watch:
Hurricane Florence Shifts South, Aiming to Batter U.S. Coast With Wall of Water (Bloomberg)
Peak winds could hit between 100 and 120 miles (160-193 kilometers) per hour.

Super Typhoon Intensifies in Pacific and Heads Toward Hong Kong; Could Be Most Powerful Ever to Hit HK (Bloomberg)
Storm is now forecast to pack maximum winds of 162 miles (260 kilometers) per hour.

Storm Response: Trump Calls 2017 Hurricane Maria Response an ‘Unsung Success’ After 2,975 Deaths (Bloomberg)

The Non-Denial Denial: Gary Cohn, Rob Porter Dispute Accuracy of Bob Woodward’s Trump Book — Don’t Include Specific Alleged Mistakes in ‘Fear’ (Bloomberg)

Apple Today: Will Unveil Bigger IPhones, Smarter Watches Today: Tim Cook Takes the Stage in Cupertino at 10 a.m. Pacific (Bloomberg)

Headlines from around the world.

Best of late night.

“Bob Woodward’s book ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’ hit stores today. It’s expected to be a No. 1 best-seller, until another tell-all book about Trump comes out tomorrow.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“The book is already at the top of the best-seller list for Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Yeah, it’s been purchased almost a million times on Amazon — and twice at Barnes & Noble.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“At one store in Washington, people were lined up to buy the book at midnight. It was awkward when Trump drove by, looked out the window, and was like, ‘Melania?’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“In meat-related news, a man bought a Slim Jim for his dog and a lottery ticket, and won $10 million. Now that he’s rich, he can use that money to pay doctors to resuscitate the dog.”
— Stephen Colbert

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

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