wiar 3-22-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

March 22  (Wednesday)

Markets
Stocks Post Biggest Drop of Year as Trump Trade Stalls (W)
As Easy-Money Era Winds Down, Markets Bet on Growth (W)
Record Number of Fund Managers Say U.S. Equities Are Overvalued (B)
High-Frequency Traders Fall on Hard Times as Costs Rise (W)

Currencies & commodities
Saudi Arabia’s Oil Supremacy Falters (W)
Big Oil’s Plan to Buy Into the Shale Boom (B)
Dollar Bulls Are Throwing in the Towel as Trump Wagers Evaporate (B)

US
Two in Five Americans Say They’ll Need $1 Million to Retire (B)

Europe
EU Trade Restrictions Would Hamper Productivity Growth, ECB Says (B)

Emerging
Emerging Markets Are on a Tear (B)
China Has Risky Task in Rebalancing Economy (W)

US politics
House GOP Presses for Retroactive Investment-Tax Cut (W)
Why Trump’s Tax Cut May Be Later, Smaller Than Thought (W)
Tax Overhaul Threatens Affordable-Housing Deals (W)
Trump Warns House GOP to Support Health-Care Bill (W)
Ryan’s Leadership Is Tested by GOP’s Civil War on Health Bill (W)
How the House GOP Health Plan Compares to the ACA (W)
Partisan Divisions Weigh on Questioning During Gorsuch Hearing (W)
There’s a big difference between Reaganomics and Trumponomics (BI)

Geopolitics, trade, & terrorism
China Ramps Up Charm Offensive With U.S. Business Leaders (W)
China Sees a Manufacturing Future—in America (W)
China’s Taxes on Imported Cars Feed Trade Tensions With U.S. (N)
The Laptop Ban and What It Means for Air Travel (B)

Industries & companies
Media: Channels You Pay for—but Don’t Watch—Are Dying (W)
Media: Google Acts to Keep Ads Away From Controversial Content (W)
Retail: Retailers Stare Into the Darkness, But It Keeps Getting Darker (B)
Retail: Avon Freshens Up In a Bid to Win Back Middle America (W)
Retail: Bebe Plans to Shut Its Stores and Focus on Web Sales (B)
Shipping: FedEx shares fall 4% after earnings miss (C)
Tech: Microsoft Modifies Windows 10 for China’s Government (W)

Offbeat
Remote workers are NOT watching daytime TV in their pajamas (MW)