Your Evening Briefing
Here are today’s top stories
As for Brexit itself, the made-up word has been everywhere for a while now, but do you really understand what this mess across the pond is all about? Here is everything you need to know.
U.S. investors didn’t seem to care about the U.K.’s political implosion Thursday. Stocks rose for the first time in six days, with battered tech shares leading the rebound on speculation trade tensions will ease.
That speculation may be tied to a series of potential trade concessions China outlined to the Trump administration, the first time that's happened since summer.
President Donald Trump may want to consider that offer. A prominent Chinese venture capitalist and former president of Google China said his investment firm will withdraw from the U.S. if this keeps going.
What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about? Bitcoin. The Bloomberg news director notes that if you look at a one-year chart, there’s a simple pattern of a stable floor, but lower highs. That pattern broke decisively Wednesday, and badly. And it’s going to get worse.
What you’ll need to know tomorrow
- The U.S. Senate election in Florida is heading for a manual recount.
- Democrats add to their House majority with a novel win in Maine.
- Remember Jared Kushner’s Middle East peace plan? We do.
- Facebook gets slammed over its misinformation strategy.
- SpaceX matches its launch record with 18th mission this year.
- E-cig users are already searching for a way around coming rules.
- Bloomberg Businessweek says 2019 is the year of the tech IPO.
What you’ll want to read tonight
In New York City, $35 million can buy a mansion in the heart of the Upper East Side, one with eight bedrooms and all the fixings. Or, in the case of the embattled Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the agency that presides over the city's collapsing subway system, you can get Grand Central Station. What a bargain.
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