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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Sep 07 (Thursday)

Comfortably Numb: Why the Economy Shrugs Off Risks (W)
Goldman’s Blankfein on Markets: ‘Things Have Been Going Up for Too Long’ (W)
Deutsche Bank’s Cryan Sees Increasing Signs of Asset Bubbles (B)
North Korea Isn’t the Only Headwind for Asian Stocks (B)

The Euro Is Partying Like It’s 1999 (W)
Canadian dollar soars after rate tightening (FT)

Central banks
Fischer to Step Down in Mid-October as Fed Vacancies Mount (B)
Here’s How Trump Can Reshape the Fed (B)
Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Rate to 1% (B)
Central banks wake up to cryptocurrency threat (FT)

U.S. Trade Gap Widens Slightly in July (W)
Where’s the Pricing Power? Little Sign of It in Fed’s Beige Book (B)
The Market’s Big Puzzle: What Is Happening to Growth and Inflation? (W)

Surprise: These Are Unexpectedly Good Times for the EU (R)
Catalonia passes bill for vote to break from Spain (FT)
EU plans rule change to increase taxes on online giants (R)
Sweden’s Biggest Bank Is Moving Because of Regulation (W)
Tensions Grow as EU Rules Hungary Must Take Migrants (W)

India Rises in Eyes of Investors (W)

US politics
Trump, Democrats Reach Deal on Debt Limit and Storm Aid (W)
Ryan Pledges to Seek Compromise on ‘Dreamer’ Immigrants (W)
Donald Trump Jr., Susan Rice Talking to Russia Panels (W)
Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave in Recent Days (W)

Geopolitics & trade
Putin Bats Down North Korea Oil Ban (W)
Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Advance: Scientists Who Bring Technology Home (W)
Mexico signs e-commerce deal with China’s Alibaba Group (R)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Comfortable Planes? Airlines Say Passengers Don’t Care (W)
Retail: More Shoppers Head to Whole Foods After Amazon Purchase (W)
Retail: Gap Closing Hundreds of Stores in Shift Toward Old Navy, Athleta (B)
Tech: Apple’s Bonds Are Acting More and More Like Government Debt (B)

Corporate finance
Goldman Halts IPO Work for China HNA Unit on Ownership Concerns (W)

Irma Barrels Toward Puerto Rico and Florida (B)
Why It’s So Hard to Predict Hurricane Irma’s Path (B)
FEMA Is Almost Out of Money and Hurricane Irma Is Approaching (B)