Your Weekend Reading: No Shutdown, Just Lawsuits
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?
What you’ll need to know next week
- Wilbur Ross is to finish a probe of auto import national-security risks.
- The Fed will release the minutes of its last meeting.
- Samsung plans to unveil its Galaxy S10 smartphones.
- Mueller wants the equivalent of a life sentence for Manafort.
- A Falcon 9 will launch Spaceflight’s first geosynchronous mission.
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.
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