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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 08  (Saturday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Steady After Eventful Week (W)
Markets Reconsider Trump Effect After Syria Airstrikes (W)
Traders Are Going on the Defensive Despite Muted Market Reactions to Syria (B)
U.S. Tax Cuts Could Drive Key Buyers Away From Muni-Bond Market (B)

US
Pace of Hiring Slows in Mixed Jobs Report (W)
U.S. Nonmanufacturing Activity Expands at Slower Pace (W)
U.S. weekly jobless claims post largest drop in almost two years (R)
America’s Credit-Card Tab Hits $1 Trillion (W)

Europe
German Industrial Output Unexpectedly Rose in February (B)
Greece, Creditors Move Closer to Deal (W)
Europe Should Stick to Rules on Bank Rescues, ECB’s Mersch Says (B)

US politics
Gorsuch Confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court Justice (N)
Trump Considers Shakeup of Senior White House Team (W)
In Battle for Trump’s Heart and Mind, It’s Bannon vs. Kushner (N)
Gary Cohn Says White House Will Push ‘One Cohesive’ Tax Plan (B)
Trump Taps Kevin Hassett To Be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (W)
Hillary Clinton Says Russia Used Hacking ‘to Great Effect’ in Her Defeat (N)

Syria
Trump Shows He Is Willing to Act Forcefully, Quickly (W)
Lawmakers Give Trump Rare Bipartisan Backing for Strike (W)
In abrupt shift on Syria, Trump turns to military advisers (R)
Tomahawk Launches Practiced by U.S. Before Trump Gave Go-Ahead (B)
With Strike on Syria, Trump Sends a Global Message (W)
Syria Strike Sends Not-So-Subtle Warning to Rivals (B)
US and Russia clash over Trump’s strike on Syria (FT)
Syria Decries US ‘Aggression’ After Attack (B)
Strike Alters U.S. Military Strategy in Syria (W)
U.S. Strike on Syria Shakes Up ISIS Fight (W)
U.S. Strike Unlikely to Endanger Assad Rule (W)
Timeline of the Syrian Civil War And US Response (B)
Merkel, Hollande Say Assad Alone to Blame for Syria Strike (B)
Turkey Holds Out Hope for a Revival in US-Turkish Relations (B)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump warns Xi that US prepared to act alone on North Korea (FT)
Trump Aims to Push China on Trade, North Korea at Summit (W)
Trump Administration to Take Harder Tack on Trade With China (N)
Five Ways to Look at the U.S. Trade Deficit With China (N)

Industries & companies
Autos: First Look at Tesla’s Tweaked Model 3 (W)
Financials: What ‘Bring Back Glass-Steagall’ Means to Left and Right (B)
Financials: Trump still open to populist bank break-up proposal (FT)
Financials: Trump and Warren Agree? Maybe, on Plan to Shrink Big Banks (N)
Restaurants: KFC to Stop Using Chicken Raised With Human Antibiotics (W)
Retail: The Whole ‘Malls Are Dying’ Thing Is Getting Old, Say Mall CEOs (B)
Tech: Samsung Expects First-Quarter Operating Profit to Rise 48% (W)

Technology
Tech’s High-Stakes Arms Race: Costly Data Centers (W)
FDA Approves 23andMe’s Genetic Test for Personal Disease Risks (W)
Soon, Your Car May Be Able to Read Your Expressions (N)

Offbeat
More Brands Withdraw From O’Reilly’s Show on Fox News (W)