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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 7 (Saturday)

Markets
Dow Flirts With 20000 but Falls Short (W)
Wall Street Is Starting to Get Nervous About All the Money Pouring Into U.S. Stocks (B)
Wall Street’s Most Outspoken Stock Bull Reverses, Now Top Bear (B)

US
Americans See Enduring Wage Gains as Labor Market Tightens (B)
Jobs Growth Slows, Wages Post Best Gain Since 2009 (W)
U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in November to a Nine-Month High (B)
Nine New Findings About Inequality in the United States (N)
Older Americans Are Retiring in Droves (B)

China
China warns US of retaliation if Trump imposes tariffs (FT)

US politics
Trump Hints at Request for Border Wall Funds from Congress (W)

Geopolitics & cyber-security
Russia Announces Syria Drawdown (W)
Intelligence Agencies Say Russia Ordered ‘Influence Campaign’ to Aid Trump in Election (W)
U.S. Grid in ‘Imminent Danger’ From Cyber-Attack, Study Says (B)

Industries & companies
Autos: VW Near Settling U.S. Case Over Emissions Cheating (W)
Retail: In-Store Declines Drag Down Traditional Retailers (W)
Retail: Retailers Face Multibillion-Dollar Earnings Hit Under GOP Tax Plan (W)
Retail: DEUTSCHE BANK: Investors have given up on department stores (BI)
Tech: Apple Cuts CEO Cook’s Pay After Missing Targets (W)

Technology
Artificial intelligence: the dash to connect the consumer (FT)
Good Alexa, Bad Alexa: Amazon’s Talking OS Is Everywhere (W)

Offbeat
‘Anti-GAAP’ reporting proves a growing menace (FT)
The 27 most important finance books ever written (BI)