Derek Wallbank

Derek Wallbank


Breaker of News for Bloomberg. Spartan. Like Humphrey and Boehner, a happy warrior. dwallbank@bloomberg.net

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Sheldon Adelson has died. In his 87 years he: - bankrolled much of the US conservative movement - built the largest casino empire in the world - changed the skylines of Vegas, Macau & Singapore - was arguably the loudest pro-Israel voice on American soil

🚨US Amb. Kelly Craft's trip to Taiwan has been canceled. Barring a major reversal, this means the incoming Biden administration will get to decide on the next senior-level trip to Taiwan (or whether such a thing happens at all) via @bpolitics 

"Have a good life. We will see you soon. Thank you. Thank you." -- Donald Trump, ending his final remarks as president

💉Vaccine update💉 --> USA US - More than 21 million doses issued - US topped 1M/day each of the last 4 days

Sen. Patrick Leahy now home -- from spokesman: "After getting test results back, and after a thorough examination, Senator Leahy now is home.  He looks forward to getting back to work.  Patrick and Marcelle deeply appreciate the well wishes they have received tonight."

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BREAKING: Rep. Clay Says St. Louis County Police to be Relieved of Duty #Ferguson 

Trump and Stephen Miller made last-second changes to his speech after others left the room. "Among the changes they made: deleting a sentence where Trump said he and Melania were sending their prayers and love to people suffering from the illness."

The West is mistaking something big on Singapore's response to Coronavirus. Schools are open here and have been the last two months. There is a lot of telework, but things are generally still open. Difference incl. widespread testing, paid leave, 14 day timeouts if exposed.

I don't think people appreciate that the coronavirus economic hit isn't going to be solvable the same way most recent crises have been absorbed or handled. A short thread...

BREAKING --> Burger chain Shake Shack will return its entire $10 million loan from the U.S. government amid widespread criticism of who's getting the money when a lot of mom & pops couldn't. via @business 

Major breaking news --> Moderna vaxx 94.5% effective. But the bigger news, maybe: Good for 30 days at refrigerator temperature.

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