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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Aug 24 (Thursday)

Markets
This indicator says the ‘billionaire bears’ are wrong (MW)
Wall Street doesn’t want this Trump official to quit (NN)
Hedge funds pour back into crisis-era credit product (FT)

Oil
Aramco Sparks Rush to Privatize in Middle East (W)

Global
Big Economies Are Growing in Sync for First Time in Years (W)

Central banks
Yellen’s Fed legacy hangs over Jackson Hole (FT)

US
New-Home Sales Plunged in July as Supply Shrivels (W)

Europe
Eurozone Maintains Solid Growth Path in August (W)

China
China reform plans could be stifled as economy cools (FT)

US politics
Trump Shutdown Threat Complicates Congress’s Debt Ceiling Plans (B)
Trump Asks Americans to Heal Divisions (W)

Geopolitics
Kim Orders More Warheads After Tillerson’s Praise for Exercising ‘Restraint’ (W)
Canada, Mexico Are Skeptical of Trump’s Nafta Remarks (W)

Industries & companies
Airlines: How Budget Carriers Transformed the Airline Industry—in 14 Charts (W)
FAANGs: Wal-Mart and Google Team Up to Challenge Amazon (W)
Financials: Big U.S. Banks Could See Profit Jump 20% With Deregulation (B)
Financials: Bloomberg reshapes business with added consulting (FT)
Media: European media stocks slide after WPP warning (FT)
Retail: Stock Markets Are Calm But Clothing Stocks Are Crazy (B)
Retail: The Problem With Dissing Teen Retailers (W)
Technology: First Look: Samsung’s Big Galaxy Note 8 (W)
Technology: Uber Narrows Loss to $645 Million, Boosts Revenue Amid Turmoil (B)

Corporate finance
Companies Promote Corporate-Tax Overhaul (W)
New Trick for Reluctant Tech Unicorns: Bring the IPO to Them (W)
FTC Approves Whole Foods-Amazon Merger (W)

Technology
This Robot Ship Experiment Could Disrupt the Global Shipping Industry (B)

Offbeat
In Memoir, Clinton Says She Let Down Millions in Election (W)