wiar 3-06-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

March 06  (Monday)

Stocks
Stocks: A Crowded Elevator Ready to Go Down? (BR)
How Expensive Are Stocks — Really? (BV)
U.S. Stocks Look Pricey (BR)
Brace your portfolio: Stocks are set to pop and then drop, says strategist Jim Paulsen (C)
Investors bet Trump-fueled tech rally far from over (R)
U.S. energy stocks, darlings last year, stumble in 2017 (R)
Europe’s Bargain-Priced Shares Draw Fleeting Interest (W)

Credit, commodities & currencies
Bonds See Gloom Where Stocks See Zoom (B)
Commodity Bets Hit Record Highs as Investors See Growth Signs (W)
Mexican peso surges as US signals softer stance (FT)

Central banks
What a Trump Fed Might Look Like (BR)
Fed’s Powell warns of digital currency’s risks (R)

US
U.S. Jobs Outlook Far Brighter Than Reported (BR)
Dying shopping malls are wreaking havoc on suburban America (BI)
The American suburbs as we know them are dying (BI)
Millennials Delay the Homeownership Move (BR)

China
China Sets Growth Target of About 6.5% or Higher (B)
China’s Premier Maps Out Cautious Economic Course (W)
China to Raise Military Spending, but Less Than in Recent Years (N)

US politics
Conservative Groups Jeopardize GOP Plan to Repeal Affordable Care Act (W)
Keystone Pipeline Won’t Be Required to Use American Steel Despite Trump Vow (W)
Out in the cold: New U.S. budget priorities threaten housing aid programs (R)
Trump administration to propose ‘dramatic reductions’ in foreign aid (R)
U.S. suspends fast processing of high-tech visa applications (R)
Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim (N)
Trump Relied on Breitbart to Claim Obama Tapped His Phones (B)
Does Stephen Miller Speak for Trump? Or Vice Versa? (B)
‘Deplorables for Trump’ — president’s supporters rally across the country (BI)

Geopolitics & trade
Fight the Myth of Fair Trade (BR)
Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles (N)
Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria (R)
Mexico opens migrant defense centers at U.S. consulates (R)

Corporate finance
Corporate Urge to Merge Roars On (BR)

Technology
Rise of the Robots (BR)
Why no job is safe from the rise of the robots (P)

Offbeat
How to Escape Your Political Bubble for a Clearer View (N)
Schwarzenegger on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’: I Quit (B)
U.S. Airport Pat-Downs Are About to Get More Invasive (B)