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Time is running out to avoid a second partial U.S. government shutdown after congressional talks over border-security funding collapsed this weekend. Without a breakthrough, Washington will go dark by the end of the week. Again. Even if shutdown 2.0 is avoided, there's another problem looming: the debt ceiling. It's going to be a long week.
Here are today's top stories
Nicolas Maduro is under pressure at home and abroad, and being encouraged by the U.S. to go to "a nice beach somewhere far from Venezuela." The question is where would—or could—he go?
Not all Apple jobs come with great workplace perks. Contractors at a satellite office live in fear of termination—and the bathroom lines.
In China, shipments of Apple's iPhone plummeted an estimated 20 percent last quarter as Huawei tightened its grip at home.
Dismissing the Green New Deal as unrealistic would be an error, Liam Denning writes in Bloomberg Opinion. It’s an attention-grabbing mission statement at the start of a long and necessary battle.
Paul Krugman said the U.S. economy may be heading into a recession at a time when the Fed doesn’t have the firepower to fight back.
Rather than another housing bust, we're still feeling the effects of the last one. America isn't building enough new homes, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
What's Sid Verma thinking about? The Bloomberg cross-asset editor is contemplating smart investors, and how they're doubling down on bets that a global synchronized slowdown has yet to be priced in.
What you'll need to know tomorrow
- Two large Chinese borrowers missed payment deadlines this month.
- Classic gifts, updated just in time for Valentine's Day.
- President Donald Trump and Beto O'Rourke face off in Texas.
- Toys "R" Us could be back in time for Christmas.
- The first new U.S. coal plant in years just opened.
- Hip-hop was the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards.
- Here's a thing that actually exists: Tinder for cows.
What you'll want to read in Bloomberg Pursuits
Four months ago, Christie’s said it held the first-ever auction of art created by artificial intelligence. The $432,500 sale sparked a controversy among critics over whether it’s really AI-generated if a human was involved in making the portrait. Next month, a new Sotheby’s sale in London may end the dispute and could even presage a boom in AI-generated art.
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