Bloomberg Will Revive ‘Wall Street Week’

“Wall Street Week” is on the road again.

Bloomberg’s TV and radio operations will debut a new edition of the venerable financial-discussion program, this time titled “Bloomberg Wall Street Week,” tonight, January 10, at 6 p.m. eastern. David Westin will anchor the weekly one-hour program, the result of a licensing agreement between Bloomberg and Maryland Public Television, which still holds rights to the property.

“The TV program airs at a time, at the end of the week, when people can come and hear about the two or three most interesting stories affecting business, finance and the economy, with perspective from leaders in the industry,” says Westin, in an interview. Bloomberg executives, he adds, feel that “this is something that is underserved, or unserved, right now.”

And like its predecessor, the show will have a rotating panel of influentials. Panelists regularly contributing to the program include: former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers
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Fox Business Network Latest To Pull Out Of Saudi Conference

Fox Business Network has become the latest media partner to pull out of the Saudi Arabia-backed Future Investment Initiative, the international conference featuring world business leaders that is scheduled to run October 23-25 in Riyadh. The confab hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has seen a slew of its committed participants withdraw amid the ongoing controversy over the disappearance and apparent murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The move from Fbn comes the same day U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted that he was pulling out of the event, and as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned from a diplomatic trip to Saudi Arabia to get answers on Khashoggi, who disappeared after entering the Saudi embassy in Turkey on October 2.

“Fox Business Network has canceled its sponsorship and participation in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia,” the network said in a statement. “We
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Pulls Out Of Saudi Investment Conference

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has tweeted he’s pulling out of the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia. This comes in the wake of the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi as evidence piles up that the journalist was tortured at the direction of Saudi prince Mohammad bin Salman inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, that he was murdered during the interrogation, and his body cut up and removed in diplomatic bags.

Mnuchin’s announcement came moments after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stepped out of the White House and told reporters the Saudis had “assured me they will conduct a complete, thorough investigation of all of the facts surrounding Mr. Khashoggi and do so in a timely fashion and that the report itself will be transparent.”

He also said the Saudis asked for a few more days to complete their “investigation, so we too have complete understanding of the facts surrounding that,
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Turkish Government Reveals Tapes Exist To Prove Jamal Khashoggi Murder

Turkish Government Reveals Tapes Exist To Prove Jamal Khashoggi Murder
Update, 8:30 Pm Pacific time: Turkish authorities have claimed they have recordings that prove journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered when he visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Turks have shared that information with Us officials, according to the Washington Post.

The recordings were from inside the consulate, according to reports, and led the Turkish government o conclude Khashoggi was interrogated, beaten, tortured and finally killed.

Beyond the international ramifications for Saudi Arabia’s relationships with other countries, the revelation of the tapes will likely end plans to stage a media conference sponsored by the Saudi Arabia government later this month. Many sponsors and speakers have already withdrawn because of concerns over Khashoggi’s disappearance. Refresh for updates: Stx CEO Bob Simonds is the latest to withdraw from a business conference in Saudi Arabia, following the unexplained disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen since going to
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Wme Parent Company Endeavor ‘Assessing’ Saudi Partnership After Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance (Exclusive)

Endeavor, the parent company of Wme, is “assessing” its relationship with Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, months after the monarchy invested an estimated $400 million in the agency.

A person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the company is “aware of the situation and we are assessing.” The insider did not elaborate on what exactly that assessment entails.

Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, went missing Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Top Turkish security officials have since determined that Khashoggi was assassinated on orders from the highest levels of the royal court. The Saudi government maintains that he left the consulate soon after he arrived and is not in their custody.

News of his disappearance and possible murder prompted a growing number of media companies and executives to drop out of the the Future Investment Initiative,
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