Your Evening Briefing
Here are today's top stories
Michael Cohen is heading to prison for three years despite his effort to help prosecutors probe Russian election interference. He told the court he hid Donald Trump's "dirty deeds," but was punished for holding back.
Amazon plans to invest $2.5 billion and hire 25,000 people in New York City over the next 15 years. But first it'll have to deal with a unionization campaign at its new fulfillment center on Staten Island.
Over the two decades retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan served in Congress, the national debt increased from less than $6 trillion to almost $22 trillion. Bloomberg Businessweek reveals what happened.
It would take only 118 pounds of fentanyl to kill 25 million people. So could it be used as a weapon of mass destruction?
The majority of Pilgrim's Pride chickens are raised and slaughtered in cruel and inhumane environments and then sold as “100% natural” birds that were raised as “humanely as possible,” according to a complaint filed with the FTC. Some end up being scalded or drowned while conscious, the Humane Society of the United States alleged.
What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about? Like everyone else, the Bloomberg news director is following the latest Brexit developments. He's also amazed at how the U.K. is continuing to function largely as normal. And for all the talk of Brexit uncertainty hurting the British economy, it's obviously not that severe. Yet.
What you'll need to know tomorrow
- Here's what would happen if the U.S. government shut down.
- Apple suppliers are considering a move out of China if tariffs rise.
- Citigroup says the trade war has already damaged China's economy.
- Elon Musk is getting the last laugh on Wall Street after a wild year.
- A Harvard professor made $400 million off a biotech IPO.
- U.S. airlines are desperate for more bomb-sniffing dogs.
- Here are the best books of 2018.
What you'll want to read tonight
“Try before you buy” was once a persuasion tactic employed almost universally by down-market timeshare agents. Now, in a second-home market awash in inventory, developers are using it to induce buyers.
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