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“There’s a tug of war in the market. Is the business cycle slowing down to the point it’s looking like a recession at some point, or not?”

Quincy Crosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial, as the Dow declined 800+ points on Wednesday, it's worst day since Feb, & the S&P is on its longest losing streak in 2 years. Concern about higher interest rates & signs of inflation (the buying power of the dollar dropping) drove the decline.
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“Michael saw our worst fears realized, of rapid intensification just before landfall on a part of a coastline that has never experienced a Category 4 hurricane.”

Brian McNoldy, hurricane researcher at the University of Miami. Michael was by far the strongest of the four major hurricanes to hit Florida's Panhandle since 1950. In the last 33 hrs before landfall, its wind speed grew to 155 mph+. Michael's confirmed death toll stands at two.
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“You start to reach a point where the internal capabilities to manage not only the day-to-day mission of what we do but also the sheer number of disasters …how intense these disasters have been over the past year and half. It starts to put stress inside the agency.”

Brock Long, FEMA Administrator, describing the pressure his agency under following Hurricane Michael. At least 22 senior FEMA positions are vacant or filled temporarily.
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“We cannot tolerate a nation’s stealing our firepower and the fruits of our brainpower.”

John Demers, head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, on China's stealing of American trade secrets. A Chinese spy, looking for information on GE Aviation, was arrested in Belgium and extradited to the United States - a first of its kind case as the U.S. cracks down on China's theft of data from American companies.
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“… Immigration Judge John Ellington ordered Giuseppe Giudice removed from the United States.”

Email from DOJ's Executive Office of Immigration to 'The Hollywood Reporter' regarding the sentence for Joe Giudice, the husband of reality TV star Teresa Giudice. Both husband and wife served time on federal fraud charges; Joe, a native of Italy, is serving a 4-year sentence. He was ordered deported afterwards; he has 30 days to appeal.
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“The Saudis have a lot of explaining to do …”

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) on the mysterious disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jammal Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi gov't. When asked about Khasashoggi on Wednesday, Pres. Trump said "we'll get to the bottom of it."
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