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Israel Widens Gaza Offensive; Spotify Cuts Jobs; Bitcoin Hits $41,000

On today's podcast: 1) Israel’s military is expanding its operations across the Gaza Strip, with the expectation of a ground invasion of southern Gaza looming and warnings to many of the territory’s 2.2 million residents to evacuate again. 2) Spotify shares rise after the company said it will reduce headcount by about 17%. It's at least the third time this year the streaming service has cut jobs. 3) Bitcoin tops $41,000 as the largest digital asset extends a 2023 rebound on expectations of interest-rate cuts and the prospect of greater demand from the exchange-traded funds sector. FULL TRANSCRIPT: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. We bring you the latest developments out of the Middle East. A US Navy ship has responded to a flurry of drone and missile strikes against commercial ships in the Red Sea. At the same time, Israel's military is expanding its operations now across the Gaza Strip. We get the latest from Bloomberg News Israel Bureau chief Ethan Brauner in Tel Aviv. We're expecting a ground operation this week. I imagine in han yunis As, the main city in the south there, that they believe this is after all, where yaj Sinoar, the head of Hamas, where he's from, and they think that both he and Muhammad, they've the military chief of Hamas, are underground in tunnels there. So they have started asking people who have either or living there or who've moved there from the north to move yet again, causing a lot of displacement and concern and fear. And I think it is going to be a difficult week. Bloomberg's Ethan Broner says Israel has struck about two hundred targets, including weapons storage facilities and a school in northern Gaza, where it says Hamas was operating. Meanwhile, Nathan Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is sending a warning to Israel about using too much for sun civilian populations in Gaza. We get that part of the story from Bloomberg's Ed Baxter. The caution comes as Israeli soldiers move with great force to the south. Secretary Austin is urging extreme caution. If you drive them into the arms of the enemy, you replace a technical victory with a strategic defeat. So I have repeatedly made clear to Israel's leaders that protecting Palestin and civilians in Gaza is both a moral responsibility and a strategic imperative. Austin has drawn criticism from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who calls him naive, saying strategic failure is letting Hamas stand. Ed Baxter Bloomberg Radio, Okay, and thank you. The administrations ramping up pressure on Congress over aid to Ukraine. White House Budget Director SHLANDA. Young says the US will run out of funds to assist Ukraine by the end of this year unless Congress acts Republican Senator James Lankford says he thinks the deal can get done by then with the funds tied to border security. We're going to do this all together. That's been the agreement that again from the White House originally and asked for all these things to be together. We have agreed to do all these things to be able together. We can get this done by the end of the year. Senator Lankford was on ABC's This Week, which you can hear every Sunday on Bloomberg Radio. The White House is seeking more than sixty one billion dollars in Ukraine eight as part of one hundred and five billion dollar emergency package that also includes funds for Israel, Pacific allies and border security. Well, we turned to Wall Street Now Nathan An optimism over FED rate cuts next year has several markets on the move. This morning we had the latest of the Bloomberg's John Tucker, John and Karen Traders are still digesting FED share Jerome Palell's comments on Friday. This is part of what he had to say. We are prepared to Titan policy further if it becomes appropriate to do so. Well. Powell also said monetary policies well into restrictive territory, and in the selective hearing of investors, that's the narrative. Wall Street latched onto the S and B five hundred...


Hate Crimes Surge in Wake of Gaza War

Reports of crimes targeting Jews, Muslims and Arabs have risen around the world in since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, and the Israeli military’s retaliatory operation in Gaza. While previous conflicts in the Middle East also sparked a backlash outside the region, this time it is more intense and the wave of hate may be far from cresting, according to advocacy groups, former law enforcement officials and analysts. In this Bloomberg Radio special report, Stephen Carroll examines how these communities are confronting a global surge in hate speech and hate crimes. See for privacy information.


Daybreak Weekend: November Jobs, Electric Vehicles, China-EU Relations, Senate Banking Hearing

Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend with Tom Busby takes a look at some of the stories we'll be tracking in the coming week. 1) In the US, Economists expect the November unemployment print, due out Dec. 8, to increase to 4% as unemployed workers take longer to find new jobs. 2) In the UK, we'll get fresh data on the number of new car registrations in the coming days. The sector has shown some signs of recovery recently, but manufacturers are still battling against a challenging post Brexit environment including painful tariffs on electric vehicles. 3) In Asia, The EU has said it does not want to decouple from China but rather, to de-risk parts of the relationship. So with a summit coming up between the two blocs, how might China and the EU navigate their dialogue on improving their trade relationship? 4) In Washington, CEOs of the biggest banks on Wall Street, including JPMorgan, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, expected to testify on regulatory oversight to the Senate banking committee. See for privacy information.


Israel Resumes War Against Hamas; Historic Month for Markets

On today's podcast: 1) Israel resumed combat against Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a week-long truce between the two sides ended on Friday morning. 2) European stocks advanced and the dollar fell before comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that may offer clues about the path of interest rates. 3) After two years of delays and production snags, Tesla has finally handed the first Blade Runner-esque Cybertrucks over to customers. 4) Governors Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gavin Newsom of California sparred over taxes, border security and energy, in a debate that unfolded as a sideshow to the 2024 presidential race — and perhaps a glimpse of the next one. Full transcript: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. Israel has resumed airstrikes in Gaza, minutes after the expiration of a week long truce with Hamas we get the latest from Bloomberg's Anthony Squasien in Tel Aviv. Truce wasn't extended at seven am local time. It was some rocket warnings miss I was being fired and to Israel just before that ended, and Israel responded immediately, and it looked like we're back to fully fledged conflict right now. Reports of air strikes in Gaza made different parts of Gaza, and it does seem that the relative calm of the last seven days is well and truly over. Bloomberg's Anthony Squasiin in Tel Aviv, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netan. Yahoo and other Israeli politicians had consistently said the war would resume at some stage and the truce would not become permanent. Well, Nathan. Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin was in Tel Aviv when the fighting restarted yesterday. He said that Israel must defend itself within the confines of international law. Way israel defense itself matters. It's imperative that is relacted in accordance with internationally mediterran law and the laws of war, even when confronting a terrorist group that respects neither. And Secretary Anthony Blincoln was speaking before the latest escalation. Hamas and other Islamist groups are still thought to be holding around one hundred and thirty people captive in Gaza. Turning back to politics in the US, Karen, there's been a debate between a Republican who's running for president and a Democrat who says he's not. Florida Governor Ron de Santis squared off last night with California Governor Gavin Newsom. This is a slick, slippery politician whose state is failing. People are leaving a state. Governor DeSantis went after Newsom and California over immigration, high taxes, and crime. Governor Newsom touted the White House's message of Bidenomics three point nine percent unemployment, the lowest black unemployment in American history, the lowest unemployment for Hispanics in American history, the lower most unemployment for women in seventy years, at lowest black poverty rates in history, and the Fox News debate comes as DeSantis struggles to gain ground on Republican front runner Donald Trump in twenty twenty four. It also allowed Newsome to air his presidential ambitions for twenty twenty eight. Well, Nathan, Let's turn to the markets now. Stocks begin December after notatching one of the biggest November rallies on record, and we get more from Bloomberg Stirlei Pellett. After the months three trillion dollar serge, the S and P five hundred is now just five percent away from its all time high. The gauge climbed over eight percent in November, a feat achieved fewer than ten times for that month since nineteen twenty eight, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It was also the gauge's best month since July of twenty twenty two in New York, Charlie Pellett, Bloomberg Radio and Charlie. Was also a profitable month for bond investors. In fact, treasuries had their best month since the nineteen eighties, and we get more on that from Bloomberg's John Tucker. The boon to bonds comes from signs the economy and inflation are slowing and the Fed is done hiking interest rates well. Traders are even betting...


Remembering Henry Kissinger; Israel-Hamas Truce Extended; Musk Curses Out Advertisers

On today's podcast: 1) Henry Kissinger, the child refugee who rose to become US secretary of state and defined American foreign policy during the 1970s with his strategies to end the Vietnam War and contain communist countries, has died. He was 100. 2) Israel and Hamas agreed to lengthen their truce for at least another day, allowing for the release of more hostages held by the militant group in Gaza. 3) Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, says the advertisers that have stopped spending on the platform due to his endorsement of an antisemitic post can “f——” themselves. Full transcript: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. We begin with the passing of a man who defined foreign policy in the nineteen seventies and worked to shape it for decades. After Henry Kissinger has died, Bloomberg political contributor Rick Davis says Kissinger's influence was unmatched. It's quite a career that lasted my entire life. I would say that we've not seen much of the likes of him, somebody who has never been elected to office, but wielded as much power as any powerful president or prime minister in the world. Kissinger was credited with opening the door to China and achieving detente with the Soviet Union, but he courted controversy for supporting massive bombing campaigns in Vietnam and Cambodia. Bloomberg's Ian Marlow says Kissinger leaves a complicated legacy around the world, in Asia in the Middle East. Could be a polarizing figure, but I think that was in part because he embodied that sort of American power. He was one of the people at the center of American power, and over a long period of time when the US role in the world was also changing, and it is to some extent and end of an era, and that era continued right to the end. This past July. In fact, Henry Kissinger met with Chinese President Shi Jinping in Beijing to discuss US China relations. Henry Kissinger died yesterday at his home in Connecticut. He was one hundred years old, and Nathan we turn out to breaking developments in the Middle East, Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend their truce for at least another day. The two sides announced the extension just minutes before their ceasefire was due to end. Head of the announcement, Secretary of State Anthony BLNCN explained what he hopes to achieve during his visit to the region. We'll discuss with Israel how it can achieve its objective of ensuring that the terrorist attacks of October seventh never happen again, while sustaining an increasing amount of train assistance and minimizing further suffering and casualties among Palestine civilians and Secretary of State Blincoln is currently in Tel Aviv for his third visit since the attacks. He will also visit the West Bank, the visit comes as more captives were exchange yesterday evening, with ten hostages released by Hamas in exchange for thirty Palestinians held by Israel. And back here in the US, Karen House Speaker Mike Johnson says he has real reservations about expelling Congressman George Santos. We get that story from Bloomberg's At Baxter, the resolution says the vote needs to happen today, but Speaker Johnson says, for him, there are some real problems here. I personally have real reservations about doing this. I'm concerned about a president than may be set for that. So where everybody's working through that and we'll see how they vote. Sados will be the first expulsion without a conviction on charges. Johnson at one point yesterday said the vote would come Friday, but the resolution does say today, so we'll see how it works out. At Baxter Bloomberg Radio, All right, ed, Thanks well. Elon Musk is talking about the future of ex following and advertising boy and we get the latest from Bloomberg's John Tucker. John what the boycott is going to do mus says is kill the company, and who does he blame? Well, not himself, but the advertisers he herald in an expletive their way, saying they can go bleep...


BONUS SPECIAL: The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, the child refugee who rose to become US Secretary of State and defined American foreign policy during the 1970s with his strategies to end the Vietnam War and contain communist countries, has died. He was 100. Not long before his passing, Kissinger sat down with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait for an extended conversation. He talked about his life and career, what shaped his worldview, and his thoughts on the current state of global affairs. Listen here for that special conversation, in its entirety. See for privacy information.


Israel-Hamas Truce Enters Final Day; Remembering Charlie Munger

On today's podcast: 1) As the truce between Israel and Hamas enters its final 24 hours, negotiators from Qatar, Egypt and the US are pressing for an extension to try to secure the release of additional captives and avert a resumption of a war that erupted almost two months ago. 2) Charles Munger, the alter ego, sidekick and foil to Warren Buffett for almost 60 years as they transformed Berkshire Hathaway Inc. from a failing textile maker into an empire, has died. He was 99. 3) Billionaire investor Bill Ackman is betting the Federal Reserve will begin cutting interest rates sooner than markets are predicting. Full transcript: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. We begin with the war in the Middle East. This is the final day of an extended six day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The Palestinian group handed over a dozen more hostages last night, ten Israelis and two citizens of Thailand. White House National Security spokesman John Kirby says he hopes the ceasefire can be extended so more Americans can be freed. I don't want to I'll give you a handicap here on this or bet nods. I can just tell you that we want to see all the hostages out. The way to do that is these pauses. My White House spokesman John Kirby spoke with reporters outside Air Force one CIA director Bill Burns is and caught her for talks about extending the ceasefire. Secretary of State Anthony Blincoln will be back in Israel later this week, and in a post on ex President Biden called for an end of the fighting. He says Hamas fears nothing more than Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace and now Nathan the financial world. EA is mourning and remembering the life of Charlie Munger. Munger, who helped build Berkshire Hathaway with Warren Buffett, died yesterday at the age of ninety nine, and we have more with Bloomberg's John Tucker, John and Karen with wit, wisdom and one liners. Charlie Munger served as Warren Buffett's alter ego, often telling it with brutal honesty what wouldn't work. Munger was known for steering Buffett away from purchasing what Buffett called cigar butts mediocre companies had a puff of smoke left and could be bought for very cheap prices, and instead favoring quality. A lawyer by training, Monger recalled how he was steered toward investing when I met Warren. He immediately started telling me how much better his way of making a living was than mine, and that I was too smart to stay in such a silly businesses law practice when I could go into his business of running an investment partnership. And it took me about two or three years to realize he was right. His death, Lee's Buffett without his law time sounding board for investors, maybe his most enduring legacy is Berkshire's performance under their management. Berkshire average an annual gain of twenty percent from nineteen sixty five through twenty twenty two. I'm John Tucker, Bloomberg Radio. All right, John, thanks, of course. Charlie Munger is also going to be remembered for his roles as straight man and scold of corporate excesses at Berkshire's annual meetings in Omaha. Bloomberg Intelligence Senior analyst Matthew Pallasola remembers Monger's special relationship with Warren Buffett. They're recalling individual meetings that they had, you know, forty fifty years ago, and Bussett is forgetting a couple of things, and Munger's reminding him of, well, this guy said that, and we said this, and we made this much money in these meetings. I mean it was, you know, truly a partnership for all of that time. And their interaction was just amazing. They would finished each other sentences, and Bloomberg Intelligence Senior analyst Matthew Pallasola there. Charlie Munger died yesterday at a hospital in California. He was a longtime resident of Los Angeles. Well Nathan, we turn to the market, specifically the economy now and billionaire investor Bill Ackman, who's betting the Federal Reserve will begin cutting...


Middle East Truce Extended; Musk on Helping Rebuild Gaza

On today's podcast: 1) Israel and Hamas extended their truce late Monday after agreeing to release more hostages and prisoners and Washington said it was dispatching its top diplomat to the region for more talks over the conflict in Gaza. 2) Elon Musk was in Israel being welcomed by the nation’s political elite — including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — to visit the region where the Islamic militant group Hamas murdered 1,200 people on Oct. 7. 3) European stocks fell for a second day and US futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street amid signs the November rally in equities is overstretched. Full Transcript: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. First, you want to get to the latest developments in the Middle East. Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend their truth. They will pause fighting until early Thursday. That brings the halt to six days, and we get the latest from Bloomberg's Rosalind Matheson. What we know is that this extension, which was somewhat expected, is likely to be under the same terms as we've seen so far, which is roughly, for every one hostage released by Harmas one Israeli hostage, that there's at least three Palestinian hostages released in turn by the Israelis. That's about a one for three exchange. What we do know is that those exchanges have happened so far every day in the truth, even if they've happened sometimes quite late in the day because there has been continued arguing through the day about some of the terms and conditions. Bloomberg's Roz Mathison says the truce comes as Secretary of Saint Anthony Blinken heads to Israel for the third time since the Hamas attack. Well, Nathan Elon Musk says he liked to help rebuild Gaza after the war with Hamas. The billionaire was in Israel yesterday and made the comments in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nettan Yahoo. Those who are intended motor must be neutralized. Then the propaganda must stop. That is training people to be murtorers in the future, and then and then making Gaza prosperous. And if that happens, I think will be good future. Well, I hope you will be involved in it, and I'd love to help and muss Israel Visit appears to be an effort to diffuse a growing backlash over his endorsement of an anti Semitic tweet. Last week. Corporations including Apple and Walt Disney stopped advertising on Eggs over concerns of increasing anti Semitism and hate speech on the site since he purchased it well Karen. The first of three US military relief flights carrying aid for the Gaza Strip is set to arrive in Egypt later today. Senior US official say the flights will carry winter clothing, food, medical items, and supplies specifically for children. This comes as the Biden administration seeks to escalate assistance to Palestinian civilians amid pressure from fellow Democrats. Well, Nathan ad to Israel is one of the issues of waiting lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The House is back in session today after the holiday break. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he wants to vote as soon as next week on one hundred and six billion dollars in aid to Israel, Ukraine, and border security, but former Republican Congressman mcmulvaney says it'll be tough to pass it all before the end of the year because Congress is not facing a government shut down deadline by then. Typically big deals would get done at Christmas and again right before the August recess because that's when Congress wants to go home. Well, they don't have the sort of the sword of Damicles to hold over the members right now because the funding deals go beyond Christmas, and former Congressman mcmulvaney says Israel aid could pass alone before Christmas because it has bipartisan support. And he was guest on Bloomberg's sound On. Get the full interview on the sound On podcast. Well, meanwhile, Karen President Biden is cautioning corporations against taking advantage of inflation relief. We get that story from...


Pressure Grows for Continued Cease-Fire; Musk in Israel

On today's podcast: 1) Israel is coming under increasing pressure to agree to an extension of a four-day pause in its war with Hamas. President Joe Biden said he supports prolonging the cease-fire, which is due to end on Tuesday morning and part of a deal to free hostages held by Hamas in Gaza. The halt in fighting is “critically needed” for additional aid to get into the territory and for more captives to be freed. 2) Rishi Sunak said he condemns antisemitism “in all its forms,” in a careful criticism of Elon Musk that stopped short of the full-throated condemnation by US President Joe Biden and others who have accused the tech entrepreneur of amplifying anti-Jewish hatred on his X social media platform. 3) Black Friday shoppers spent a record $9.8 billion online in the US, Adobe Analytics reported, offering a positive sign for retailers facing lackluster sales forecasts for the holiday season. Full transcript: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Amy Morris. Here are the stories we're following today. First, the latest developments out of the Middle East. Israel and Hamas are signaling that a temporary ceasefire could be extended beyond today. Under the current agreement, Hamas is releasing fifty hostages in exchange for one hundred and fifty Israeli held prisoners. President Biden says he's aiming for this break in fighting to continue. Critically, nay, today is going in and hostages are coming out, and there's still structured so that it can be extended to keep building on these results. That's my goal, that's our goal, to keep this pause going beyond tomorrow. When President Biden spoke yesterday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who signaled an extension was possible. Meanwhile, Israel is coming under increasing pressure to agree to an extension of a four day pause in it's war with Amas. We get more from Bloomberg's Simon Marx and Tel Aviv. Israel is under some pressure to continue to slow drip releasing hostages. There is still a lot of public pressure here to get many more released, and the families and the victims of the hostage families are still very active. Bloomberg. Simon mar says, so far Hamas has handed over fifty eight hostages, including non Israelis. It is slated to free another eleven Israelis today to fulfill the four day Agreement. And in Washington, the issue of Israeli aid maybe getting more complicated. Bloomberg zed Baxter has that story. Senator Chris Murphy is saying lawmakers should consider conditioning future aid to Israel based on compliance with international humanitarian law. I think there's both a moral cost to this, many civilians, innocent civilians, children often losing their life, but I think there's a strategic cost. Ultimately, Hamas will get stronger, not weaker, in the long run if all of this civilian death allows them to recruit more effectively, enablely inside Gaza. Murphy on CNN civilian death toll must stop, ed Baxter Bloomberg Radio, Thanks D. Another complicating factor in aid to Israel and Ukraine is a dispute over security at the southern border. Republicans in Congress want to tie foreign military assistance to tougher border policies. On NBC's Meet the Press House Intelligence Chair Mike Turner said it will be tough to pass the AID before the end of this year. While the issue remains unresolved. Man Amy events in the Middle East may be forcing President Biden to skip an event he's attended the past two years. According to The New York Times, a White House official says the President will not be at the COP twenty eighth Climate summit in Dubai. The official didn't say why, but senior aids are suggesting the Israel Hamas war has consumed the president in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Elon Musk will today meet with the Israel with Israel's Prime Minister and president, as well as representatives of the families of hostages held in Gaza. The closed door meeting appears to be an effort to diffuse a growing backlash over the billionaire's endorsement of an anti...


Daybreak Weekend: The Double Dip, UK Housing, Korea Data, House Budget Battle

Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend with Tom Busby takes a look at some of the stories we'll be tracking in the coming week. 1) US Equities 2024 Outlook: The Double Dip 2) Falling house prices could worsen the crunch facing households when they come to refinance their fixed-rate mortgage deals, according to research from the Bank of England. 3) South Korea’s early trade data show exports are likely to maintain their growth momentum this month, continuing their rebound from a year-long slump and helping brighten the outlook for global commerce. 4) Republican ultra-conservatives are running out of patience less than four weeks after installing one their own, Mike Johnson, as House speaker, signaling turmoil ahead and heightened risk of a government shutdown in the new year. See for privacy information.


The Israel-Hamas Hostage Release; Details on the Niagara Falls Explosion

On today's podcast: 1) The first truce since the war between Israel and Hamas erupted last month went into effect on Friday morning. The deal came after weeks of complex and delicate talks brokered by Qatar, the US and Egypt. The halt in fighting in Gaza is intended to last for four days. Hamas, an Iran-backed militant group, is meant to return 50 of the almost 240 hostages it captured from Israel, while the Israelis will release 150 jailed Palestinians and allow more aid into Gaza. 2) The Canadian mayor of Niagara Falls, Jim Diodati, said the Rainbow Bridge is expected to reopen in a day or two, after a car explosion that killed two people shuttered the busy crossing between the US and Canada. 3) Barclays Plc is working on plans to reduce costs by as much as $1.3 billion over several years, which could involve slashing as many as 2,000 jobs, according to Reuters. Full transcript:| Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm John Tucker. Here are these stories we're following today. The first group of Israeli hostages is expected to leave the Gaza Strip soon in a deal that's meant to return fifty of the nearly two hundred and forty captives that Hamas took from Israel. Israel plans to release one hundred and fifty jailed Palestinians. All involved are women and people under the age of nineteen. This stop in fighting is intended to last for four days. It marks the first major lull in this war since it began October seventh. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah, who says the military offensive will go on after that. We hope to get this first tronch out and then we're committed to getting everyone out, but we'll continue with our fore aims namly to eradicate Kamas, because Kamas has already promised that they will do this again and again and again. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah, who says he has delivered that same message in a phone call to President Biden. We had along with a hostage release, the deal will also allow for more AID into Gaza. Bloomberg's owner Aunt says the humanitarian aid is critical for the people at Gaza. The very first trucks that went in we're carrying cooking gas, which obviously is very critical for more than two million people are currently living in Gaza in what the UN calls a dire humanitarian situation. Bloomberg's owner Aunt reports Palestinians were emerging from temporary shelters and crowded the streets as southern Gaza as the AID trucks entered. Back in the US, we want to bring you update from the events that unfolded on the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls this week. New York Governor Kathy Hochel says that bridge is back open after a car explosion on Wednesday killed two people and closed that crossing between the US and Canada. Hockel says there is no sign of terrorism so far. She adds a suspect of ties to Western New York has been identified. Investigation will determine if the blast was intentional or an accident. The holiday shopping season kicks into full swing today, with shoppers searching for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Deloitte Saniel Thanksgiving survey. He finds consumers plan on spending and average almost five hundred and seventy dollars on both days. That's up thirteen percent from last year. And Bert Flickinger managed Rector with Strategic Resource Groups. As shoppers are feeling confident, however, they're using a new tool this shopping season. It's going to be by now, pay later. Fifteen percent of all purchases will be that way, and consumers are still taking on credit card debt, but sixty three percent of consumers will be buying with debit card and trying to put less on credit as interest rates have climbed and the average household has seventeen thousand and revolving unpaid credit card debt. Bert Flickinger with Strategic Resource Groups. As many consumers plan to do much of the shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday in order with their spending limits, traders are going to be following the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season...


Daybreak Holiday: OPEC+ Delays, Holiday Shopping Begins, Google Antitrust Case, Ozempic Effect

Bloomberg Daybreak Holiday Edition with Nathan Hager takes a look at some of the stories we're tracking around Thanksgiving. 1) What's in store for the energy space as OPEC+ delays its meeting? 2) How are retailers faring as we enter the holiday shopping season? 3) An update on some big antitrust cases, including the Justice Department's lawsuit against Google. 4) Plus, a look at the Ozempic effect on Thanksgiving dinner. See for privacy information.


Middle East Truce; Altman Returns as OpenAI CEO

On today's podcast: 1) Israel and Hamas Agree to Short Truce for Hostage Release 2) Altman Returns as OpenAI CEO 3) Nvidia Investors Give Ho-Hum Reaction to Latest Growth Surge See for privacy information.


Microsoft CEO on Sam Altman and OpenAI Drama; Hostage Talks Progress Between Israel and Hamas

On today's podcast: 1) OpenAI said it’s in “intense discussions” to unify the company after another tumultuous day that saw most employees threaten to quit if Sam Altman doesn’t return as chief executive officer. 2) Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella signaled that he’d be open to Sam Altman going back to OpenAI, rather than joining his company as part of a surprise move announced over the weekend. 3) The leader of Hamas said his group was close to reaching a “truce agreement” with Israel via Qatari mediation in rare public comments that suggest talks over freeing some hostages held by the Gaza-based group are progressing. 4) Nvidia’s quarterly results could still exceed sky-high investor expectations thanks to strong demand for generative artificial intelligence. Full transcript: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. Karen, we begin with the controversy surrounding open Ai. A day after the founder, Sam Altman left for Microsoft, the firm says it is in quote intense discussions to unify the company. In an internal memo reviewed by Bloomberg News, Vice president of Global Affairs, Anna Macanju says open Ai management is also in touch with Aldman. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Microsoft CEO Satia Nadella signaled he would be open to Aldman going back to open ai. We really want to partner with open ai, and we want to partner with Sam. And so you respect to where Sam is. He's working with Microsoft, and that is the case on Friday, and that'll be that's the case today, and we will I absolutely believe that'll be the case tomorrow. Microsoft CEO Satia Nadella says, no matter what happens, open ai needs governance changes. Microsoft shares closed at a record high yesterday. Nearly all of open AI's employees threatened to quit and follow Altman to Microsoft unless the current board resign. Gene Munster managing partner at deep Water Asset Management thinks Altman will land back at open AI. The board's going to be gone. So when if Altman goes back, by the way, that is my prediction what happens here. I think he's actually going to return to open AI. If he goes back to open AI, they're going to be more aggressive at opening these models up. And if he stays with Microsoft, they're going to be more aggressive. And I think at the end of the day, you're probably going to see faster adoption of AI features. It's been coming at a neck break speed, but I think it's going to be even faster based on everything that's happened here. This is really allowing Altman to take his gloves off and probably do what he's wanted to do for the last eight years, and that's deep Water Asset Management's Gene Munster speaking to Bloomberg. Now, let's get to the latest from the Middle East. The leader of Hamas Ismail Hania says his group is close to reaching a truce agreement with Israel through talks mediated by contract President Biden has said both sides are near a deal to free some of the two hundred and forty hostages Hamas seized in the October seventh attack. White House National Security spokesman John Kirby says there would need to be a pause in the fighting if you're going to secure the release of hostages, and we certainly hope we're going to be able to do that soon. You got to make sure they can get from where they are to safety and do that as safely as possible, which means you're going to have to have at least a temporary, localized stop in the fighting. White House spokesman John Kirby says it's been difficult getting information on the hostages because Hamas has control of that access. Meantime, Israeli forces continue to engage in heavy fighting in the Northern Gaza Strip. Israel's taking control of much of the Alshifa Hospital, which it says Hamas used as a command and control center. Well Nathan, the White House is open accounts on Meta's social media platform as threads for the President and Vice President, and Bloomberg said Baxter has the details. The...


Microsoft Hires OpenAI Co-Founder Altman; Hostage Talks Progress in Israel-Hamas War

On today's podcast: 1) OpenAI co-founder Sam Altman is joining Microsoft to lead its AI effort after the board replaced him with Twitch’s ex-CEO, a stunning reversal for the widely respected tech-evangelist who helped jumpstart the artificial intelligence boom. 2) Israeli forces engaged in heavy fighting with Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip overnight as the US said it was optimistic about a deal to free hostages held by the militant group. 3) Elon Musk railed against “bogus” media reports accusing him of antisemitism, issuing his strongest response yet after endorsing antisemitic content in a post on X that provoked outrage and alienated advertisers like Apple Inc. 4) Rosalynn Carter, who broke new ground as an activist US first lady by attending her husband’s Cabinet meetings and leading a presidential effort to improve care for the mentally ill, all while raising a young daughter at the White House, has died. She was 96. Full Transcript: Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. Karen, we begin with a wild weekend in the world of artificial intelligence. Less than seventy two hours after he was ousted at OpenAI, the company behind chat GPT, which he helped to create, Sam Aldman has now been hired by Microsoft. He's going to lead Microsoft's new in house artificial intelligence team. Bloomberg Original's host A Zimazhar, author of AI newsletter Exponential View, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn't waste time nabbing old men. Satya has moved very quickly to shore up the commitments he has made to his customers. Microsoft has made a big bet on open ai, and the technology was now powering so many Microsoft products, including their most premium office Suite through the co pilot that was sort of part supported by OpenAI. So I think this is a very very rapid move on his part to ensure that Microsoft can continue to be a leader in developing and deploying AI systems for enceerprises. Bloomberg Original's host A zim Oshar says Greg Brockman and open ai co founder who also left, is going to be joining Altman at Microsoft as well, and right now shares of Microsoft are hire by two and a half percent in early trading. Well, Nathan Altman was fired on Friday after the board of open Ai said they lost confidence in him as a leader, and Bloomberg's Rachel Metz says open Ai offered few clues as to the reasons for the departure. Open ai leadership has put out memos internally at the company, saying that the board hasn't said that there was any quote mal season or anything like that, so it's not totally clear what the board was initially even accusing him of doing when it got rid of him, and Bloomberg's Rachel Metz says open AI's board hired former Twitch chief Emitted Sheer as chief executive. Microsoft CEO Sunny and Adela said his company looks forward to working with Sheer and remains admitted to the open Ai relationship. Well Karen, Another big name in tech is in the news this morning for a very different reason. Elon Musk is defending himself after an anti Semitic furor has deepened. More on that this morning from Bloomberg's John Tucker, John and Nathan Musk posted on x that he is not anti Semitic and he wishes only the best for humanity. A backlash erupted last week after the head of Tesla and AX agreed with a post that said Jewish people hold a dialectical hatred of white people advertised there's like Apple and Walt Disney pulled away from Max. What we used to know is Twitter. The Financial Times Meantime reports that advertising executives privately urged X CEO Linda Yakarino over the weekend to resign in order to save her reputation. A Musk is a track record of promoting hate speech, but not everyone is abandoned Musk. Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was among those who leapt a Musk's defense. I'm John Tucker, Bloomberg Radio, Right, John, Thank you now. To the latest. In the Middle East, the White House says a deal is as close as it's ever been for Hamas to release...


Daybreak Weekend: Shutdown Averted, Autumn Statement, Fentanyl Crisis

Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend with Tom Busby takes a look at some of the stories we'll be tracking in the coming week. 1) Earnings big company reporting this week is Nvidia. According to Bloomberg Intelligence...Nvidia is likely to report another beat in its fiscal 3Q earnings results and guidance. 2) In the UK: Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt likely has limited scope to ease fiscal policy in his upcoming Autumn Statement. Bloomberg Economics expects near-term growth and inflation impact of the Autumn Statement will be broadly neutral. 3) In Asia: The Biden administration’s decision to remove a Chinese organization from a sanctions list as part of a deal to combat the fentanyl crisis marks an unusual concession to Beijing’s complaints over US trade restrictions. 4) In Washington: President Joe Biden signed a stopgap bill to extend government funding into early 2024, averting a government shutdown for now but kicking a politically-divisive debate over federal spending into a presidential election year. Full transcript: See for privacy information.


Government Shutdown Averted; Gaza Telecom Services; AI Battle with China;

On today's podcast: 1) President Joe Biden signed a stopgap bill to extend government funding into early 2024, averting a government shutdown for now but kicking a politically-divisive debate over federal spending into a presidential election year. 2) Gaza’s telecommunications services stopped Thursday after providing companies said the fuel used for generators had been depleted, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Syria’s aerial defenses intercepted some Israeli missiles that were fired against targets in Damascus, state-run Sana news agency reported. 3) Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said he expects China to be “at the forefront” of artificial intelligence, and said it’s important for the US to collaborate with the Asian nation on both regulation and innovation. 4) Embattled New York Republican George Santos announced he will not run for reelection to his seat in the US House. The news came just after the GOP chairman of the House’s ethics panel called Thursday for Santos’s expulsion following a committee investigation that found “substantial evidence” the New York Republican violated federal criminal laws. 5) Cincinnati Bengals lose QB Joe Burrow with sprained wrist in loss to Baltimore Ravens. Ravens TE Mark Andrews is also injured. Full transcript: Good morning, I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. President Biden has ended the immediate threat of a government shutdown. He has signed a temporary spending bill that extends government funding into early next year. Bloomberg's Amy Morris has the details from Washington. President Biden signed the legislation yesterday while in California for a summit of APEC leaders. The bill maintains existing funding levels and pushes a fight over the federal budget into the new year. When Housublicans say they will push for stiff spending cuts. It splits the deadlines for passing full year appropriations bills into two days January nineteenth for some federal agencies February second for others. This short term package allows lawmakers to regroup over the Thanksgiving holiday while talks continue on spending in policy agreements in Washington. I maye more as Bloomberg Radio, Sorry, Amy, thanks by the stopgap bill does not include funding for Ukraine and Israel. In fact, new usaid for Ukraine risks slipping to mid December and maybe longer, casting doubt on Washington's ability to keep up the flow of weapons that both the Biden administration and the Ukrainian governments say is vital as soon as Congress could complete negotiations and pass new Ukraine assistance his mid December, nearly two months after President Joe Biden first requested sixty one billion dollars for the country in its war against Russia. Well, now, Karen, let's turn to the latest on the war in the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu is defending his country's raid on the Alshifa Hospital in Gaza City. He says, Israeli troops uncovered a Hamas command center underneath the facility. We had concrete evidence that there were terrorists chieftains and terrests. There are terrorists minions in the hospital, and in fact they fled as our forces approached. They fled. That's why we had no firefight. We entered that hospital with Arabic speaking Israeli doctors with incubators and we had no firefight. But Hamas was using the patients in that hospital as a human shield. Prime Minister n Antanyahu spoke on the CBS Evening News. Meanwhile, the Israeli military says it has taken control of Gaza's harbor. People in the southern city of Conyunis say Israel has dropped leaflets telling them to seek shelter and sirius as it's intercepted some Israeli missiles aimed at targets in Damascus. Well back in the U, asked Nathan. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation some it is wrapping up in San Francisco, and we're learning more about President Biden's deal with China's Sheshin Ping to crack down on Fentanel....


Biden Calls Xi A 'Dictator' After Meeting; Senate Votes to Avert Shutdown

On today's podcast: 1) Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping emerged from their first meeting in a year betting that a handful of small victories will arrest a surge in US-China tensions that has unnerved neighboring nations and threatened global economic growth. 2) President Joe Biden said he still believed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping was a dictator, casting a shadow over what both sides had characterized as their most productive meeting to date. 3) The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a temporary funding measure to avert a government shutdown, delaying a partisan clash over federal spending until the new year and leaving out emergency aid to allies Ukraine and Israel. 4) The Cleveland Browns announce QB Deshaun Watson is out for the season. Full transcript: Good morning, I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. We begin with the high stakes meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and she Jinping. They met for more than four hours on the sidelines of the APEX summit in San Francisco. President Biden called his discussions with China's leader some of the most productive he's ever had. I've been meeting with President Sheeshu's both us for vice president over ten years ago. Our meetings have always been canda stradeforward. We haven't always agreed, but they've been straightforward, and today build on the groundwork related over the past several months of high level diplomacy between our teams, We've made some important progress, I believe, and President Biden's words were echoed by President she China is ready to be a partner and friend of the United States. The fundamental princippos that we follow in handling China US relations are mutual respect, peaceful co existence, and wing wing corporation. China's president spoke there through an interpreter, but after the gathering, President Biden was asked whether he still considers China's leader a dictator. Look, he is. I mean he's a dictator in the sense that he is a guy who runs the country. That is collin Cocu based on formagart totally different than ours. And after President Biden's remark, China's Foreign ministry called the statement extremely incorrect and irresponsible political manipulation. Well Nathan asked for the actual meeting, Both Biden and Shi jinping Is say they reached a number of agreements. Bloomberg's ed Baxter has that part of the story, as well as fentanyl. High on President Biden's list is opening communication between the country's militaries. We're reassuming military to military contact direct contacts. As a lot of you press know follow this that's been cut off and it's been worse, and that's how accidents happened. Biden also saying the two agreed on finding ways to control ai Biden also says he was assured that China has no plan to invade Taiwan. Now. She did say that he told Biden that the US should not have plans to suppress China and also ask for sanctions to be removed. In San Francisco, I'm at Baxter Bloomberg Radio, and thank you. Some of Wall Street's elite attended dinner with Si Jinping. Black Rocks Larry Fink and Stephen Schwartzman of Blackstone were among the top executives seated at the Chinese leader's table, according to a program seen by Bloomberg News. Other big names and attendance were Apple's Tim Cook, Bridgewater associates Ray Dalio, and Pesla says Elon Musk also met with President she yesterday. Well Nathan some major developments out of Washington to avoid a government shut down. In a late night vote, the Senate overwhelmingly approved the House's short term spending bill. Bloomberg's Amy Morris reports from Washington. President Biden is expected to sign the bill that will extend government funding at current levels through two deadlines, one in mid January, the other in early February, but the bill did not include aid for Israel nor Ukraine. Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer says that will be lawmaker's next priority after the holiday break. Both sides genuinely care...


Israeli Troops Enter Gaza's Main Hospital; Biden, Xi Hold Key Meeting; Government Shutdown Risk Eases

On today's podcast: 1) Israeli troops entered Gaza’s Shifa hospital compound as part of a “precise and targeted operation” against Hamas that runs the risk of intensifying international ire if it causes more civilian casualties. 2) President Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s carefully choreographed, much-anticipated sitdown on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit kicks off Wednesday at the Filoli estate south of San Francisco. 3) House lawmakers overcame partisan animosity Tuesday to pass a temporary government funding bill that greatly lowers the risk of a shutdown even as it delays fights over Ukraine aid, border policies and deep cuts to federal programs. Full Transcript: Good morning, I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. We begin in the Middle East, where Israel is now carrying out a raid on Gaza's main hospital, Alshifa. The Israeli military calls it a targeted and precise operation against Hamas, but it could add to growing concerns among allies about civilian casualties. Sources tell Bloomberg News the White House is getting more frustrated with Israel's handling of the war and ignoring what the Biden administration calls difficult conversations. But Israeli government spokesman Alon Levy says he is still confident of US support. Israel and the United States a completely in lockstep on the goals of this operation, which is that Hamas must be defeated. President Biden has been very clear from day one. We have been very grateful to him for his moral, material and diplomatic leadership in saying that Israel has every right and every duty to go after Hamas and destroy that terror group and eliminate that threat. That is the only way we can make sure another October seventh massacre doesn't happen. Alon Levy tells Bloomberg Radio Israeli troops are delivering medical aids of the hospital. He says this operation won't be the end of Israel's war with Hamas well. Nathan al Shifa Hospital has now been without power and water for days. Manir al Bersh is from the Hamas run health ministry, and he says newborns are being moved to improve their chances because of shortage of electricity. They have gathered them all and put them on those bids together so that they can have some more tem bricher. You know, the winter is getting inside now Gazza. Without having a proper temperature for them. They immediately die. The UN says only one hospital in northern Gaza is still operational at a minimum level. Back here in the US, Karen, we're following another major story this morning. The threat of a government shutdown is easing. The House has passed a temporary funding bill, and we get the latest from Bloomberg's Amy Morris in Washington. It is a two part measure that would fund some parts of the government through January nineteenth and others through February second, which sets up the possibility of another shut down deadline on Groundhog Day. Democrats bailed out the Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson, whose plan drew opposition from hardliners in his own party because it doesn't cut government spending nor change border policies, and it also doesn't include aid for Ukraine nor Israel. But Senate Democrats are expected to back it anyway. They'll need the cooperation of all senators to meet the Friday night deadline when federal funding lapses. Shington I ma Any Moore is Bloomberg Radio right to me. Thank you well. We are just hours away from the highly anticipated meeting between President Biden and Chinese leader Shi zhen Ping. Their schedule to meet on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in San Francisco. Bloomberg said, Baxter has a preview. It will be the first meeting in a year. She was greeted here by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Governor Gavin Newsom. Students line in the streets waving Chinese flags, and President Biden says communication here is key. We're not trying to decouple from China, but we're What...


Biden Urges Israeli Restraint; Biden-Xi Fentanyl Crackdown; Government Shutdown is Near

On today's podcast: 1) Israel and Hamas trade accusations over Gaza hospitals and President Joe Biden called on Israel to take “less intrusive action” at the al Shifa hospital — the latest sign the US wants fewer civilian casualties. Israel says Hamas uses hospitals as bases for its operations. 2) Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, are set to announce an agreement that would see Beijing crack down on the manufacture and export of fentanyl, according to people familiar with the matter, potentially delivering the US president a major victory. 3) House Speaker Mike Johnson is counting on Democrats to overcome misgivings and approve his proposal to avert a US government shutdown. 4) Denver Broncos beat the Buffalo Bills on Monday night football Full transcript: Good morning, I'm Nathan Hager and I'm Karen Moscow. Here are the stories we're following today. Let's get you caught up on what's happening in the Middle East. The focus is turning to hospitals in Gaza, where Israel accuses Hamas of housing command centers and weapons. President Biden says the Alshifa Hospital in Gaza City must be protected. I have not been reluctant and especially my concerns going on and is my hope and expectation that there will be less intrusive action role through hospital. President Biden's concern about civilian casualties is being answered by Israel's Economy Minister Near Barkat, do you understand that we have to wipe isis Comeaus off the map and we will do it with minimal collateral damage. This is our values. We don't need to be told that we know that ourselves Israelly Economy Minister Near Barcott spoke on Bloomberg Business Week. You can hear more of his comments on the BusinessWeek podcast. Download it wherever you get your podcasts. Well, Nathan. As the war goes on, tens of thousands of Israel supporters are gathering in Washington, d C. To show their solidarity. On Bloomberg's Amy Moore, supports from the nation's capital. Organizers are expecting up to one hundred thousand people to attend today's event on the National Mall Capitol Hill. Security will be boosted, access to the capital will be restricted. Roads are being closed. DC police have requested assistance from the National Guard and the Department and If Homeland Security has designated the march a Level one security event that's the highest rating of risk assessment. The FBI says there's no specific threat, but there is fear of loan actors attacking pro Israel demonstrators coming to DC. The event begins at one this afternoon on the National Mall in Washington. I maye more is Bloomberg Radio, Oka, Amie, thank you staying in Washington. This could be a critical twenty four hours in Congress's attempt to keep the government funded. Bloomberg Zed. Baxter has the story. House Speaker Mike Johnson says he'll bring the bill to the House floor in spite of negative reaction from the right wing of his party, who wanted spending cuts included. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has opened the door to a settlement for now. I am pleased that Speaker Johnson seems to be moving in our direction by advancing a cr that does not include the highly partisan cuts the Democrats have warned against. And President Biden also has often saying he'll wait to see The deadline is Friday midnight, add Baxter, Bloomberg Radio. All right, and thank you well. We turned to the economy now, and we get the first of two big readings on inflation this morning. With the consumer price index for October. Economists say inflation probably ease to an annual rate of three point three percent, and we get a preview from Bloomberg's crety GUPDA. There are some varied estimates here, but I think the takeaway is simply that some of the disinflation, the progress essentially that has been happening in the US economy when it comes to inflation, is going to slow down. So it's not that it's going to increase, but it's also not going to be making as much downward progress as we expect, at least has to...