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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

May 16 (Tuesday)

Markets
There Are Now More Indexes Than Stocks (B)
Should We Fear the Stock Market’s Lack of Fear? (W)
Investors Come Home to Gains (W)
Wave of Cyber Attacks Sends Online-Security ETF Surging (B)
China, Japan Increase Holdings of U.S. Government Treasuries (B)

SEC filings
Snap surges after Wall Street heavyweights reveal stakes (R)
Soros places big bet on Snap, dumps Amazon stake (MW)
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire is betting more on banks and airlines (C)

Oil
Oil Jumps as Saudis, Russia Favor Extending Output Deal to 2018 (B)

Central banks
Fed’s new normal balance sheet could be huge (C)

US
Can Trump Deliver 3% Growth? Stubborn Realities Stand in the Way (W)
Economists See Modest Growth Rise From Trump Plan (W)
Fewer Home Builders, Happier Home Builders (W)
Real Estate’s New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put (N)

Europe
Germany’s Merkel Advocates German-French Cooperation (W)
JPMorgan Buying $137 Million Dublin Office for 1,000 Staff (B)

China
China’s new Silk Road promises trade and riches, with President Xi at helm (R)
U.S. Firms Want In on China’s Global ‘One Belt, One Road’ Spending (N)
Cruises Boom as Millions of Chinese Take to the Seas (B)

US politics
Retail CEOs Renew Border-Tax Fight at Meeting With Mnuchin (B)
U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to turn over any Comey tapes (R)
Former FBI agent says Trump’s move to fire Comey could backfire (BI)
Hillary Clinton Is Launching a New Political Group (B)

Geopolitics & cybersecurity
Inside North Korea’s Plan to Build a Viable Missile (W)
US says Syria using crematorium to hide mass killings (FT)
Iranians See Little Hope Elections Will Alleviate Economic Strain (N)
Global cyber attack slows; search on for hackers (R)
Putin Blames U.S. for Global Attack (W)
Hackers prime second classified US cyber weapon (FT)
For Many Companies, a Good Cyber Chief Is Hard to Find (W)

Industries & companies
Amazon: Amazon stock price return since IPO (BI)
Autos: Technology and Car Companies Are More Intertwined Than Ever (B)
Heath Care: Life-science tool stocks thrive away from Obamacare glare (R)
Retail: Sears CEO Lashes Out at Suppliers Trying to ‘Take Advantage’ (B)
Tech: Apple Headquarters Signals Tech’s Boom, Bravado (W)

Corporate finance
Thermo Fisher to Buy Patheon for $5.2 Billion (W)

Technology
Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars (N)

Offbeat
Mini-Trumps Are Running for Election All Over the World (B)