Your Evening Briefing
U.S. Senator Cory Booker stole the show during Supreme Court confirmation hearings when he threatened to disclose emails labeled confidential by the Republican-run Judiciary Committee. In them, nominee Brett Kavanaugh criticized an affirmative action program as a "naked racial set-aside." Booker, who cast his ultimatum as "civil disobedience," was warned by Republicans he could face discipline. The New Jersey Democrat's answer? "Bring it." Chairman Chuck Grassley blinked, and released the emails.
Here are today's top stories
On Capitol Hill, Trump's fellow Republicans are bracing for a potential Democratic wave that could break their grip on the House and embroil the White House in multiple investigations.
A dispute over payments for music videos, simmering for months, threatens to blow up relationships that have helped the record industry and Spotify soar.
All is not going as planned in Trump's global trade war. Signs are emerging that tariffs are beginning to impact economic growth, both globally and inside America as well.
If you think that Bitcoin has hit bottom after the latest round of violent price drops, think again. Technical indicators suggest there’s worse to come.
What you'll need to know tomorrow
- These are the cities with the most ultra-rich people.
- Expats would rather live in Bahrain than the U.S.
- Nike is reaping millions of dollars in value from its ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.
- A Delta jet landed safely after an engine failure sent parts flying.
- The next salvo of the trade war will hit U.S. shoppers harder than those in China.
- Would you pay $90 for a video cooking lesson from Gordon Ramsey?
- A short seller is suing Elon Musk and Tesla for allegedly inflating the company's stock price.
What you'll want to read tonight
Brazilian farmer Ruthardo Grun said he was terrorized by armed thugs who shot at him, burned down his shack and chased him from land he was preparing to farm. That was 14 years ago. Little did he know that his battle to get his property back would pit him against a company controlled by the world’s richest school: Harvard University. Bloomberg Businessweek tells the story.
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