wiar 4-14-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 14  (Friday)

Markets
Stocks Fall as Bonds Extend Rally (W)
Geopolitical risks will cause markets to bend before they break (FT)
These Assets Would Benefit From a Weaker Dollar (B)
Dollar finds support after hit from Trump rhetoric (FT)

Oil
IEA says global oil market ‘very close’ to reaching a balance (FT)

US
U.S. Producer Prices Down 0.1% in March (W)
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Climbs on Upbeat Assessment of Economy (B)
Forecasters Lower Growth Outlook as Hopes for Quick Stimulus Fade (W)

China
China’s Gamble: How a Crusade to Prop Up the Yuan Imperils Other Pressing Mandates (W)

Emerging
Brazilian President Michel Temer Allegedly Linked to $40 Million Bribe (W)

US politics
The astonishing reinvention of Donald Trump (FT)
Trump Threatens to Withhold Payments to Insurers to Press Democrats on Health Bill (W)

Geopolitics & terrorism
U.S. Drops Its Largest Nonnuclear Bomb on ISIS Tunnel Complex in Afghanistan (W)
How much the MOAB ‘mother of all bombs’ costs (BI)
Syrian president Assad accuses US of fabricating reports of chemical attack (FT)

Industries & companies
Airlines: United Promises Refunds After Man Dragged From Flight (W)
Airlines: Boeing’s Largest 737 Max Takes Flight (B)
Autos: Musk Lays Out Timeline for Tesla Semi Truck, Electric Pickup (B)
Financials: Wall Street Banks Are Beating Main Street Banks at the Start of the Trump Era (B)
Financials: Loan Growth Slowdown Hurts Some Banks More than Others (W)
Financials: Big US banks defy calls they should be broken up (FT)
Financials: J.P. Morgan’s Earnings Climb, Boosted by Bond Trading (W)
Financials: Jamie Dimon on mortgage market (BI)
Financials: Citigroup Profits Jump 17%, Rising Rates Boost Bond Trading (W)
Financials: Wells Fargo Results: High Costs, Weak Mortgage Results Keep Profit in Check (W)
Financials: AIG’s board denies CEO 2016 cash bonus after dismal earnings (R)
Media: Netflix scorecard to test mettle of tech rally (R)
Retail: J.C. Penney Delays Plan to Close Stores After Sales Pick Up (B)
Tech: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Gets Strong Orders Ahead of Debut (W)
Tech: Toshiba Puts Temporary Hold on Memory Chip Sale Process (B)

Technology
Society ‘flying blind’ over robots’ impact on jobs (FT)

Offbeat
One of Saturn’s Moons Has Potential for Life (B)