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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 13  (Friday)

Markets
The Market Has Already Started to Dump Trump (W)
Dollar and stocks retreat after Trump disappoints growth bulls (FT)
Financial Shares Drag Down U.S. Stocks (W)
Soros Lost Nearly $1 Billion After Trump Election (W)

Central banks
Fed’s Evans Says Fiscal Boost Could Lift Growth Forecasts (B)
“All in all, things are looking good” Harker speech (FRB-PHL)
Fed Releases Transcripts of 2011 Policy Meetings (W)

Europe
Don’t Bet Against the Eurozone Just Yet (W)
German GDP Grows at Fastest Rate in Five Years (W)
European Elections Will Test ECB President Draghi (W)

US
OMG! House Republicans Are Preparing To Hit Consumers With A Horrible New Tax That Will Harm Trump And Hurt The Economy (FR)

China
China’s Car Sales Rose Fastest in Three Years in 2016 (W)
China car sales to slow sharply as stimulus draws to close (FT)
Calm Reigns in Chinese Stocks as Yuan Swings (W)
PIMCO sees possibility of China floating yuan in 2017 (R)

US politics I
Obamacare Repeal Effort Clears First Big Hurdle in U.S. Senate (B)
Health Care’s Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay (W)
Trump, a New Style of Fighter, Takes the Ring (N)
Trump Shakes Things Up. His Future Cabinet Calms Things Down. (B)
Booker Testifies Against Colleague Sessions (W)
Booker in 2016: ‘I Feel Blessed and Honored’ to Work With Sessions Celebrating Civil Rights Advocates

US politics II
Trump Russia memo as fake as play money you buy at a toy store, former CIA analyst says (C)
Brit behind Donald Trump dossier flees home ‘terrified for his safety’ (BI)
U.S. Intelligence Chief Tells Trump He’s Dismayed by Leaks (B)
‘You Are Fake News!’: Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta Get Into Shouting Match at Presser
Watchdog to Probe How FBI Handled Clinton Email Case (W)

Geopolitics
Mattis Vows to Embrace Allies, Diplomacy as Trump Defense Chief (B)
Mattis calls Vladimir Putin a threat to global order (FT)
Trump Nominee’s Proposal to Block China From Islands Sets Off Alarms (W)
Tillerson Says China Can’t Have Access to South China Sea Isles (B)
China Pushes Back After Tillerson Warns on South China Sea (B)
China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship (R)
2016 was just the start — ‘Get ready for more populist governments’ (BI)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Delta Air profit falls 36.5 percent (R)
Autos: Trump’s Twitter Bully Pulpit Has Automakers on Edge (B)
Autos: Fiat Chrysler Accused of Diesel Emissions Cheating by U.S. (B)
Pharma: Trump’s Drug-Price Stance Puts Pharma on Notice
Retail: Amazon to Create 100,000 New Jobs in U.S. in Next 18 Months (B)
Tech: Trump, tech tycoons talk overhaul of H1B visas (R)

Technology
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (FT)

Offbeat
What ‘The Founder’ Can Teach Us About Starting a Business (W)
John Kerry to visit Vietnam in last move of Obama ‘pivot to Asia’ (FT)