Your Evening Briefing
They’ve always played both sides when it comes to throwing money at politicians. After all, there’s no better way to win. Still, it looks like financial professionals are placing their bets on a Democratic triumph Nov. 6. And despite a reputation for leaning a bit to the right, some denizens of planet money don’t seem to mind a potentially big blue wave.
Here are today’s top stories
Not since LBJ has so much fuel been poured on a growing economy. Yet voters remain unhappy and investors unfazed by President Donald Trump’s tax cuts. We are in uncharted territory.
A former senior Goldman Sachs banker pleaded guilty to U.S. charges tied to the bank's lucrative fundraising for Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB.
Russia botched a mission to the space station in October with a rocket malfunction that sent U.S. and Russian astronauts floating back to Earth. Now, it’s trying again.
A 97-year old serial entrepreneur and golf course developer has realized his dream and started a Southern California airline. Now the hard part.
What you’ll need to know tomorrow
- U.S. stocks rose on positive earnings news.
- The doomed Lion Air flight’s black box has been found.
- The U.S. says China stole secrets from Micron Technology.
- How two Stanford pals made almost $1.69 billion with Juul.
- Many Americans don’t want a raise when they can have perks.
- These U.S. cities are losing the most brain power.
- Bloomberg Businessweek knows who loses if China wins on trade.
What you’ll want to read tonight
Caribbean islands battered by hurricanes and the Zika virus thought a WHO report would mollify wary travelers when it came to the bug-borne illness. Instead, the agency simply discarded its classification system, a move that signified the virus had shifted from epidemic to long-term management mode. It’s still a serious problem.
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