Wednesday, September 19

ByKevin Sheekey

Today is Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement” that is marked by its solemnity. It’s also a day to begin the new year with a fresh start. Let’s hope Washington is taking it to heart.

Hot on the Bloomberg:
Tesla Said to Face U.S. Criminal Probe Over Musk Statements

Tesla shares fell as much as 6.6% after Bloomberg first reported this scoop.

Supreme Court Latest:
Republicans Reject Kavanaugh Accuser’s Bid for FBI Probe Before Hearing

Bloomberg Global Business Forum:
-Michael Bloomberg Backs Global Trade to Combat Poverty
(Arab News)
-Donald Trump will Likely be a No-Show at Bloomberg Leaders Forum that Promotes Global Trade (South China Morning Post)

Today in Trade Wars:
-New U.S.-China Tariffs Raise Fears of an Economic Cold War (Washington Post)
-Consumers Will Increasingly Feel Pain From Trump’s Trade War (New York Times)

Letters to the Editor: Mike Bloomberg: A Promising Moderate Candidate for President (New York Times)

Headlines from around the world.

Best of late night.

“A new survey found that about 5% of divorces in the UK were caused by the video-game ‘Fortnite’. The rest were caused by the video-game ‘Tinder’.”
— Seth Meyers

“Heinz has announced it will begin selling a ‘MayoChup’, which is a bottle of ketchup, mixed with mayonnaise. Incidentally, ‘mayochup’ is the sound you will make after eating it.”
— Seth Meyers

“Germany today launched service on the world’s first passenger trains that run on hydrogen, unlike here in New York where the trains run on occasion.”
— Seth Meyers

From Seth Meyers’ opening monologue last night on Late Night.

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