The Calm Before The Storm: The Bloomberg TV Newsroom Is Weirdly Quiet And Focused As The Market Opens

Bloomberg Television

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The S&P’s unprecedented downgrade of the U.S. government’s credit rating Friday night from AAA to AA-plus created a busy news weekend for the financial media.What happened at Bloomberg?

Everyone worked late into the night on Sunday night, cancelling a birthday celebration in order to cover the news and call sources. Today before the market crashed, you’ll see everyone looking calm and focused in the following photos.

If only things had stayed that way…

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