Your Evening Briefing
Donald Trump has indicated he may (grudgingly) sign legislation that would avoid a second government shutdown. The House is likely to vote on the bill Thursday, leaving plenty of time for partisan infighting—and for the president to change his mind.
Here are today's top stories
Tom Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital, said it's a mistake to criticize the brutal murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. Barrack, a longtime Trump ally, later apologized.
The maker of Sweethearts, the unofficial candy of Valentine's Day, is gone. Everyone else with a cute phrase is fighting to take its place.
Architect Richard Meier was accused of sexual harassment. His namesake firm didn't rebrand itself or lose any clients. And while the firm said he was going to "step back," Meier is still working.
Automation actually creates more jobs, at first, anyway. Companies are learning it takes people to make digital technologies work, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
Some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are refusing to disclose federally-mandated diversity data, claiming they're trade secrets.
What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director thinks we should start using the term "normalization" a bit differently. It should apply to more than just monetary policy, and it should go in both directions, so sometimes it can mean looser policy.
What you'll need to know tomorrow
- The U.S. national debt climbed to a record $22 trillion.
- FEMA chief Brock Long is planning to leave the agency.
- Tesla is rushing cars to China before the trade war heats up.
- After 15 years, NASA finally bid farewell to the Opportunity rover.
- These are the wealthiest towns in the U.S.
- California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a "digital dividend."
- The one thing Trump and Ocasio-Cortez agree on.
What you'll want to read: Bloomberg Businessweek
They range from three to seven stories tall and can stretch for blocks. They’re usually full of rental apartments, but they can also house college dorms, condos, hotels or assisted-living facilities. Close to city centers, they tend toward blocky, often colorful modernism; in the suburbs, they're more likely to feature historical motifs. The rise of cheap stick framing has led to a proliferation of these forgettable mid-rises—and construction fires.
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