wiar 4-25-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 25 (Tuesday)

Markets
Markets Surge After French Election Result (B)
US bank stocks are soaring on French election relief (C)
European Stocks Aren’t as Cheap as They Look (W)

Oil
Oil slips on OPEC cut extension doubts, Russia output worries (R)
Oil Slides on Signs of Oversupply (W)

US
Homes are flying off fast this spring in the ‘strongest seller’s market ever’ (C)

Europe
German business morale near 6-year high, defies political uncertainty (R)
French election looks like another setback for Europe’s left (C)
EU Leader Sides With Macron in French Vote (W)
Italian Politics Could Still Derail Markets (W)

US politics
Trump Orders Plan to Cut Corporate Tax Rate to 15% (W)
Trump Advisers Set to Discuss Tax Plan With Top Republicans (B)
Trump’s plan for the ‘biggest tax cut we’ve ever had’ is already looking like it could be messy (BI)
Trump’s Plan Can Cut Taxes, But Only Temporarily (B)
White House says vote on healthcare plan may not come for weeks (R)
Trump’s Wall Demands May Decide Whether 100th Day Is a Shutdown (B)

Geopolitics
Entire Senate to attend North Korea briefing (R)
China’s Xi Urges Trump to Be Cautious Over North Korea (W)
Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban (R)

Industries & companies
Amazon: Amazon Crashes Digital Gate (B)
Autos: The Electric Car Revolution Tesla Began Faces Its Biggest Test (B)
Autos: Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy (R)
Autos: Tesla to Double Number of EV Chargers at Stations (W)
Financials: Wall Street mystery solved: Why Goldman whiffed on earnings (C)
Pharma: Bleak Outlook for Big Drug Makers (W)

Technology
The newest flying car is backed by Larry Page — and you can buy it by the end of the year (BI)
Apple Hires Rocket Scientists as It Tries to Catch Up in Driverless Cars (W)
Apple Signals Interest in Self-Driving Software (W)
Amazon Forms Team to Harness Driverless Tech (W)
Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy (B)

Offbeat
What Earth would look like if the ice melted (BI)