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Facebook—long criticized for allowing hate speech to proliferate—has been under intense scrutiny since Friday when an alleged gunman livestreamed the murder of 50 people in New Zealand. On Tuesday, the company moved on another front, pledging to block discriminatory ads as part of what it proclaimed to be a “historic” settlement.
Here are today’s top stories
The world’s largest economy doesn’t stand so tall in a global ranking of technology skills. For the leaders, look to Europe.
One of the world’s biggest aluminum producers was the target of a cyber attack that affected operations across the globe.
Italy is turning its back on the West in favor of China and its “Belt and Road” initiative, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
The quants are stepping into a gap left by securities dealers: They’re coming for the $3.8 trillion municipal market.
There’s a $370 billion industry that depends on you really not liking what you just ordered online—and returning it.
What’s Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director said it's strange that China’s economy is a top worry among financial professionals when there are signs its fortunes are looking up.
What you’ll need to know tomorrow
- The world's most expensive city has two new rivals.
- The European Union is giving Theresa May one last chance.
- Africa’s booming cities are running out of water.
- Racial harassment of blacks at U.S. auto plants is rising.
- Apple unveiled the first update of the iMac desktop in two years.
- You can forget Tesla: China’s e-buses are denting demand for oil.
- But the SEC won’t forget: It’s very unhappy with Elon Musk.
What you’ll want to read in Bloomberg Pursuits
Travel agents are now writing prescriptions. No pills, mind you, just personalized vacations meant to address your goals, challenges or the ennui of daily life. Whether that means strengthening family bonds, improving work-life balance or curing an entrepreneurial dry spell, this new travel industry is aimed at solving all of those terrible first-world problems.
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