Your Evening Briefing
A new Brett Kavanaugh accuser has come forward, alleging that the Supreme Court nominee took part in efforts during high school to spike the drinks of female partygoers so that a group of males could have sex with them. Julie Swetnick says she was raped during a similar incident. Kavanaugh rejected the claim and released a statement saying the event "never happened."
Here are today's top stories
Tesla is offering incentives and tapping an army of acolytes in a frantic push to boost sales and deliveries before the end of the quarter.
In Australia, a country already so dry that even cows are forced to shower, climate change is largely ignored. The problem? Politics as usual.
McDonald's is removing some preservatives and fake colors from its burgers in the chain's latest attempt to clean up its menu.
What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director is marveling at how ugly the Facebook chart is. After the stock plunged in July, following dismal earnings, there's been no bounce at all, even as much of the market has moved to record highs.
What you'll need to know tomorrow
- A $100 billion giant of U.S. industry is spiraling and no one cares.
- Lyft is paying people to park their cars for a month.
- The case for drinking blended Scotch Whisky.
- China refused a U.S. warship entry to Hong Kong.
- The payment startup Stripe is now a $20 billion company.
- The world's biggest crypto company opened the books for its IPO.
- Yale is under investigation for Asian-American bias.
What you'll want to read tonight
As the U.S. stumbles through a second consecutive season of record hurricanes and fires, scientists are preparing for the end of the world. Can modern society prepare for a world in which global warming threatens large-scale social, economic, and political upheaval? What are the policy and social implications of rapid, and mostly unpleasant, climate disruption? Bloomberg Businessweek reports on the researchers preparing for the worst.
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