Your Weekend Reading: No Shutdown, Just Lawsuits

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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to unlock more money for a border wall, and the legal battle has already begun. But by also signing a spending bill, he averted a second government shutdown. What did get shut down this week was Amazon’s plan for New York City. Facing stiff opposition, Jeff Bezos pulled the plug. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is happy; Mayor Bill de Blasio, not so much.

What you’ll want to read this weekend

Trump’s take on trade sounds an awful lot like Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of socialism.

Contractors at Apple’s “black site” live in fear of termination—and dread of bathroom lines.

Brussels thrives on eavesdropping and gossip. In Brexit’s city of spies, British officials were warned to be more cautious.

Nicolas Maduro is under pressure at home and abroad. The Trump administration recommends he go to “a nice beach somewhere far from Venezuela.” But which one?

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on why America’s new apartment buildings all look the same—and why Zillow wants to flip your house.

What you’ll need to know next week

What you’ll want to read in Bloomberg Pursuits

Ski-slope shenanigans, gallons of sprayed Champagne and celebrities behaving badly. It’s all in a day’s work for a private ski instructor in Aspen.

Your Weekend Reading: No Shutdown, Just Lawsuits

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