wiar 4-24-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 24 (Monday)

Trump’s announcement on tax cuts may rekindle the stock-market rally (MW)
Stocks Unlikely to Plunge if U.S. Government Shuts Down (BR)
Another Year of Double-Digit Gains (BR)
Paul Tudor Jones Says U.S. Stocks Should ‘Terrify’ Janet Yellen (B)
Legendary investor Prechter awaits a ‘depression-type’ shock in the U.S. (MW)
China’s Stock Markets Dive in Anti-Speculation Drive (W)

Central banks
Draghi Seen Choosing Faster QE Exit If French Hurdle Cleared (B)
ECB Stands Ready to Support Banks If Needed After France Vote (B)

Geopolitical Concerns Dominate IMF, World Bank Talks (W)
Mnuchin Urges IMF to Bolster Oversight of Currency, Trade Policies (W)

Ryan Tells Colleagues House Will Act in Time to Avoid Shutdown (B)
White House Appears Ready to Go to the Mat for Its Border Wall (B)
Tax Expenditures: The Hidden Side of Federal Spending (BR)
Top Economist Finds Small U.S. Cities Thriving (BR)
Northern New England’s Good Jobless Numbers? They’re Bad (W)

Europe’s populist wave stalls as Macron storms into French runoff (R)
EU Takes Encouragement From Macron, Le Pen Election Outcome (W)
May’s Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory (R)
I.M.F. Torn Over Whether to Bail Out Greece Once Again (N)

Flood of Dollar Debt Could Come Back to Haunt Emerging Economies (W)
German conservatives urge end to EU-Turkey talks after pro-Erdogan vote (R)
Mexico’s unrelenting violence is climbing to new highs (BI)

US politics
Trump Vows to Unveil Tax-Cut Plan Next Week, Surprising Staff (N)
Mulvaney Says Trump Tax Plan Details Won’t Be Ready Until June (B)
Timing of Tax Plan’s Release Is in Dispute (W)
Trump Plan Said Unlikely to Back Ryan’s Border-Adjusted Tax (B)
Trump Puts Two Dodd-Frank Powers on Hold in Symbolic Move (W)
Mnuchin Sweetens America First as Chance for Better World Growth (B)
At a ‘Unity’ Stop in Nebraska, Democrats Find Anything But (N)

Geopolitics & trade
Pence Says China Has Power to Calm Korean Peninsula (W)
Japan: TPP Would Be Better Than U.S. Bilateral Trade Pact (W)
US reopens door to reviving EU trade talks (FT)
Smoot-Hawley Tariff: A Bad Law, Badly Timed (BR)

Industries & companies
Consumer: A Band-Aid for J&J (BR)
Financials: Deutsche Bank Is First Bank Busted for Breaking Volcker Rule (B)
Financials: It’s Time to Put Some Money Into Banks (BR)
Industrials: Alcoa’s Split Is a Hit in the Market (BR)
Retail: Stores are closing at an epic pace (NN)
Retail: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace (W)
Retail: Three Hard Lessons the Internet Is Teaching Traditional Stores (W)
Tech: Facebook’s Augmented Reality for Stock Prices (BR)
Wireless: Spotlight on AT&T’s Media Strategy as Wireless Loses Luster (W)

Robert Taylor Nurtured Computer Visionaries (W)
How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything (B)
American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, Rage Against the Right (N)