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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

March 09  (Thursday)

Markets
Stocks Have Tripled Since Crisis, but Low Rates Are Still Squeezing Savers (W)
A Freakish Calm Surrounds the Eight-Year Bull Market (B)
Trump adviser Carl Icahn bets against the Trump rally (NN)
David Tepper is long the market up to his eyeballs (BI)
Bill Gross’s Bond Bear Market Looms as 10-Year Yield Nears 2.6% (B)

Oil
Oil Slumps to Lowest This Year on Record Supply (B)
Oil Companies Take to Thrifty Bets (W)

Central banks
Fed to hike until ‘something breaks’: Gundlach (R)

Global
This indicator on the health of the global economy is growing at the fastest pace in 6 years (BI)

US
ADP Says Companies in U.S. Hired the Most in Almost Three Years (B)
U.S. fourth-quarter productivity unrevised at sluggish 1.3 percent (R)

Europe
Schaeuble rejects U.S. criticism of German trade surplus (R)
Germans Really, Really Love the Euro (B)

China
China’s Newest Economic Data Don’t Add Up (W)
China posts first monthly trade deficit in three years as imports soar (R)

Emerging
Brazil tumbles deeper into its worst ever depression (C)

US politics I
GOP Set to Push Ahead on Health Plan Without a Price Tag (W)
Republican governors are complaining about the GOP healthcare plan (BI)
GOP Health Plan Sparks Debate Over Obamacare Comparisons (W)
Trump Open to Changes in GOP’s Obamacare Replacement (B)
How Tax Credit in GOP Health Plan Would Work (W)
Republicans Give Rich Investors a Tax Break in Obamacare Revamp (B)

US politics II
GOP Is Divided on How, and Whether, to Pay for Tax Cuts (W)
Border Tax Fans Fail to Consider Stronger Dollar (B)
Trump guts regulations from Wall Street to coal mines (BI)
Musk to join Trump at infrastructure meeting (R)
White House budget chief expects to release budget next Wednesday (R)
The man set to take the Trump hot seat at DoJ (FT)
NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney Says Trump Is Absolutely Right About Wiretap Claims (US News)
George Soros gave $246 million to partners of Women’s March (Washington Times)

Geopolitics & trade
China warns US and N Korea against ‘head-on collision’ (FT)
WILBUR ROSS: ‘We’re in a trade war — we’ve been in a trade war for decades’ (BI)
Nafta Talks Likely Won’t Begin Until Later This Year, Ross Says (B)
Trump is suffering from trade deficit disorder (FT)

Cybersecurity
WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents (N)
WikiLeaks File Dump Stirs Debate Over CIA Hacking (W)
CIA planned to hack cars and trucks to carry out undetectable assassinations claims WikiLeaks (Mirror)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Discount Business Class? Thank JetBlue (W)
Retail: Starbucks Loses Market Share After Competitors Roll Out Drink Deals (B)
Tech: Google Adds More Cloud Customers, Nabbing Verizon From Microsoft (B)
Tech: Amazon CEO’s Rocket Firm Blue Origin Emerges as Force in Aerospace (W)

Offbeat
Scientists Discover New State of Matter Called ‘Time Crystals’ (W)
New Force on Wall Street: The ‘Family Office’ (W)