wiar 1-31-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 31  (Tuesday)

US stocks suffer biggest decline of 2017 (FT)
Negative effective of currency rates on company results fall in third quarter (R)

Oil slides as strong U.S. drilling activity weakens deal to cut output (R)
OPEC Convinces Investors That Its Oil Output Cuts Are Real (B)

Central banks
Trump Era May Mean Fireworks on Fed Days (B)
Fed Gives Break to Regional Banks in Annual Stress-Test Demands (B)

U.S. Consumer Inflation Climbed in December (W)

Euro-Area Economic Confidence Hits Highest Level Since 2011 (B)
Draghi’s Right, It’s Too Early to Start the Euro Inflation Party (B)
German current account surplus to hit record, world’s largest in 2016: Ifo (R)
Italy Tries to Skirt a Populist Revolt (W)

With Pen Plan, China Etches Nationalist Economic Policy (W)

Japan faces working hours ‘shokku’ (FT)

US politics
Trump Signs Executive Order to Cut, Restrict Regulations (W)
Trump’s Bid to Slash Regulations Faces Bureaucratic Roadblocks (B)
Trump Pledges ‘Big Number’ on Dodd-Frank (B)
Trump just made an unprecedented, ‘radical’ change to the National Security Council (BI)
Trump to Add CIA Director to National Security Council (W)
Hillary Clinton received 800,000 votes from noncitizens, bolsters Trump argument, study finds (WT)
New York Gov. Cuomo Wants to Amend State Constitution to Protect Abortion Rights (W)

US immigration
Trump’s Entry Ban Promises Constitutional Showdown (B)
Donald Trump backs down on green card immigrants (FT)
State Department Told to ‘Get With the Program’ (B)
Countries Under Ban Aren’t Main Sources of Terror Attacks (W)
Next Trump Move on Immigration to Hit Closer to Home for Tech (B)
Amazon Is Working With Lawmakers to Counter Trump’s Immigration Order (W)
Coca-Cola Opposes Trump Travel Ban, Assesses Employee Impact (B)
Chobani Founder ‘Very Concerned’ About Trump’s Immigration Order (B)

Geopolitics & trade
What We Know About Border Adjustment and How It Would Work (W)
Putin’s Russia in biggest Arctic military push since Soviet fall (R)
Ukraine says more soldiers killed in deadliest clashes in weeks (R)
Israeli parliament to vote on bill legalizing settlement outposts (R)

Industries & companies
Airlines: U.S. Airlines Tumble Amid Fear Trump Travel Ban Will Spread (B)
Energy: Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass (B)
Pharma: Mylan Faces U.S. Antitrust Investigation on EpiPen Practices (B)
Retail: Walgreens, Rite Aid Shave $2 Billion Off Deal Price (W)
Tech: Facebook Is Trying Everything to Re-Enter China—and It’s Not Working (W)

InterNations: Countries with the best quality of life in the world for expats (BI)