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The House Intelligence Committee released its report on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. According to the committee, Trump “publicly and repeatedly” urged foreign governments to investigate former Vice President Joseph Biden, compromised national security and intimidated and tampered with witnesses. “This continued solicitation of foreign interference in a U.S. election presents a clear and present danger that the president will continue to use the power of his office for his personal political gain,” the report stated. The House Judiciary Committee now takes over, and on Wednesday is expected to hold its first hearing on the constitutional issues surrounding impeachment.
Here are today’s top stories
The world’s average temperature may increase as much as 5 degrees by 2100, the Wold Meteorological Organization said. That’s almost triple the goal set by the Paris accord, and far higher than earlier estimates.
Stocks dropped around the world and bonds rallied after Trump threatened tariffs on economies from South America to Europe.
If Trump’s other threatened tariffs (on China) kick in as planned Dec. 15, it may shatter consensus that a partial end to his trade war is coming.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, will step down from their roles as chief executive officer and president of parent Alphabet.
Amazon is forcing old-school food retailers to experiment with smart carts, dynamic price tags and in-store delivery warehouses. Get ready for robots in aisle two.
San Miguel de Allende oozes old Mexico charm. Its colonial-era buildings, cobblestone streets and neo-Gothic church made it popular with tourists. Lately, the city has been attracting a very different sort of crowd: drug cartels.What’s Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director is talking about the eventual hand-off from monetary to fiscal policy. In an interview this morning on Bloomberg TV, Saxo Bank CIO Steen Jakobsen said that he expects a Boris Johnson government in the U.K. to unleash the biggest fiscal expansion since the 1970s.
What you’ll need to know tomorrow
- Senator Kamala Harris is suspending her presidential campaign.
- Trump will host the G-7 at Camp David, not at his own resort.
- Here’s how Senator Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax could survive.
- California’s fintech startups are invading New York.
- NASA spotted a lost Indian spacecraft on the Moon.
- China’s schoolchildren are now the smartest in the world.
- Elon Musk’s new test: Keeping his mouth shut while on trial.
What you’ll want to read in Bloomberg Markets
For weeks during the summer of 2017, thousands of computers at Merck were down. Hackers demanded 300 bitcoin per computer to stop the attack, which used software created by Russia’s military intelligence agency. The White House called it the “most destructive and costly cyberattack in history.” Merck went to its insurers and was stunned when most denied coverage because the company's policies excluded a very specific class of risk: an act of war. Now the claim is in court and the dispute could have far-reaching consequences.
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