wiar 3-27-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

March 27  (Monday)

Oil
OPEC, non-OPEC to look at extending oil-output cut by six months (R)
OPEC Warns Members to Comply With Oil-Production Cuts (W)
Gulf Countries Weigh Pledging Oil Revenues to Shore Up Budgets (W)

US
Foreign Robots Invade American Factory Floors (W)
Slow Housing Recovery Takes Toll on Economy (W)
1 in 4 have less than $1K saved for retirement (NN)

Emerging
Poland Is Best Emerging Stock Market of 2017 (BR)
Thousands Across Russia Protest Corruption (W)

US politics I
Trump Weighs New Health Strategy (W)
Trump May Have Lost on Obamacare Yet Still Controls Its Fate (B)
With GOP Plan Dead, Trump Eyes Other Ways to Reshape Health Care (W)
How ‘Trumpcare’ went up in flames — and why it should worry the GOP about the future (BI)
Trump attacks Republicans for wrecking health plans (FT)
Trump bets Democrats will be blamed if Obamacare fails (FT)
The Republican healthcare plan just failed because Trump is bad at making deals (BI)

US politics II
Trump tax reform faces hurdles after health defeat (FT)
White House looks to Democrats on tax reform (R)
House Ways and Means Chairman aims to move tax bill through committee in spring (R)
GOP Eyes Tax Overhaul — And Lessons From Health-Care Failure (B)

US politics III
Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery G.O.P. Civil War (N)
White House Opens Door to Democrats After Bill Failure (W)
N.C. Congressman Plays Key Role in Bill’s Failure (W)
Trump to Begin Reversing Obama-Era Cutbacks in Carbon Dioxide (B)
Trump Truth: The President With False Claims Faces Reality (Time)

Geopolitics & terrorism
Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties (R)
NATO Official Sounds Alarm on Russia Libya Role (W)
Belgian Security Forces Foil Possible Car Attack in Antwerp (W)

Industries & companies
Financials: Why Silicon Valley Bank’s Stock Could Rise 25% (BR)
Financials: Mall REITs: The Next Nightmare? (BR)
Media: Viacom Flips the Script: Stock Has 40% Upside (BR)
Media: Disney’s ‘Beauty’ Still Radiant at No. 1 for Second Weekend (B)

Offbeat
One Nation, Under Fox: 18 Hours With a Network That Shapes America (N)
Starbucks to Hire More Vets After Backlash to Refugee Hiring Plan (FOX)
A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that’s straight out of Westworld (BI)