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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Jul 19 (Wednesday)

Markets
Dow Lower as U.S. Dollar Weakens (W)
The Bulls Aren’t Running in a Herd (W)
Vix index sends mixed messages to investors (FT)

Central banks
Monetary Policy in Japan Has a New Problem: Amazon (W)

US
Foreign Buyers Pump Up U.S. Home Prices (W)
Too Many Americans Live in a Mental Fog (B)

Europe
Citigroup Chooses Frankfurt as New European Trading Hub (B)

China
China’s Censors Can Erase Chat Images in Transmission (W)

US politics
GOP Stares Down Loss on Health-Care Push (W)
Odd Position for GOP: Working to Boost the Health Law, Not Kill It (W)
GOP Looks to Tax Policy After Health-Care Setback (W)
White House to Nominate Peirce as Republican SEC Commissioner (W)

Geopolitics & trade
White House Unveils Its Plans for Remaking Nafta (W)
Arbitration Provision Emerges as Flashpoint in Nafta Overhaul (W)
U.S. Walks Fine Line on Trade Talks With China (W)
Trump, Putin Held Second, Private Talk at Dinner for G-20 (W)
Trump Administration Slaps Iran With Additional Sanctions (W)

Cybersecurity
FedEx Struggles to Bounce Back From Cyberattack (W)

Industries & companies
Airlines: United Latest Airline to Ride New Fares and Fees to Higher Revenue (W)
FAANGs: Google Tries Again With Glass (W)
Financials: Goldman Sachs, BofA Reverse Roles With Core Business Disappointments (B)
Financials: Goldman Hit Again By Bond Trading (W)
Financials: Bank of America Results Get Boost from Higher Rates (W)
Financials: Wells Fargo Planning More Branch Changes (W)
Health Care: Health Insurers Brace for New Uncertainty After Bill’s Collapse (W)
Health Care: Health Insurers’ Next Obamacare Scare Is Just Two Days Away (B)
Materials: BHP Fourth-Quarter Iron Ore Output Rises 8% on Expansions (B)
Media: Cable Giant Discovery in Talks to Merge With Food Network Owner (W)
Restaurants: Chipotle Faces New Food-Safety Scare (W)
Retail: Target CEO Warns That Hispanics May Be Shopping Less (B)
Technology: IBM Revenue Decline Continues to Pressure Bottom Line (W)
Technology: Ethereum Prices Aren’t Driving Chip Stocks (W)

Offbeat
Stitched up by robots: the threat to emerging economies (FT)