Your Evening Briefing
A day after a former CIA director said taking Vladimir Putin at his word was "nothing short of treasonous," U.S. President Donald Trump sought to cool the latest political firestorm by saying he misspoke, and that he does accept his administration's conclusion that Russia interfered with the 2016 election. But then Trump added maybe it was someone else.
Here are today’s top stories
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress trade wars are bad for economic growth and bad for wage growth.
Time to release the tax returns? Bloomberg Opinion writer Timothy L. O'Brien says Trump's performance at the Helsinki summit provides another reason for the president to come clean.
Remember the U.S. infrastructure boom? While billions of dollars were raised to fix America's failing roads, rails and runways, little of that cash has actually been spent. So where is it?
Portions of Google’s cloud-computing service went down Tuesday, leading to the temporary failure of popular applications such as Snapchat and Spotify.
What’s Tracy Alloway thinking about? The Bloomberg executive editor is wondering what the predictive power of a flattening yield curve is. Stay tuned, because we may soon find out.
What you’ll need to know tomorrow
- Papa John's founder now regrets resigning as chairman after making racist comments.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May is paying a high price for her fight over Brexit.
- Check out the Bloomberg's Tariff Impact Tracker to see who is really getting hurt.
- This is the one commodity that may benefit from Trump's global trade war.
- We'll bet you $800 million that this is what a self-driving car will look like.
- How Tesla stacks up against America's most productive carmakers.
- Special Counsel Robert Mueller is getting ready for trial.
What you’ll want to read tonight
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