wiar 9-12-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Sep 12 (Tuesday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Climb to Record as Irma Threat Recedes: Markets Wrap (B)
Dow Industrials Climb Back Above 22000 as Fears Ease (W)
Risk Appetite Returns After Weekend’s Worst-Case Scenarios Are Averted (B)

Commodities & currencies
Hurricanes Add to Problems for Oil Bulls (W)
The Dollar’s Weakness Is a Good-News Story About Global Growth (B)
China to Shut Bitcoin Exchanges (W)
Bitcoin Diehards Are Undeterred by China (B)

US
Which Came First, the Opioids or the Despair? (B)
The New Corporate Recruitment Pool: Workers in Dead-End Jobs (W)

China
China Pulls Back on Measures Aimed at Bolstering Currency (W)
China Sends One of the West’s Most Critical Materials Soaring (B)

US politics
Inside the Government Program That Pays to Rebuild Areas Hit by Storms (W)
Clinton Says Giving Paid Speeches to Wall Street Firms a Mistake (B)

Geopolitics
China’s biggest banks ban new North Korean accounts (FT)
North Korea: U.S. Will Pay a Price if Tougher Sanctions Are Imposed (W)
U.S. Waters Down North Korea Sanctions Draft Before Vote (B)
Economic Sanctions Have Limited Reach (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Toyota unlikely to launch another diesel car (FT)
FANGs: Apple’s iPhone Event: What You Need to Know (W)
FANGs: Amazon’s Big HQ2: A Sign of Hubris and Danger (W)
FANGS: Google Appeals Record EU Antitrust Fine (W)
Financials: Citi warns on sharp fall in Q3 trading revenues (FT)
Retail: Whole Foods Deal Boosts Amazon’s Online Grocery Sales, Too (B)
Pharma: Teva Appoints New Chief Executive After Months of Speculation (W)

Cybersecurity
Equifax Customer Complaints Keep Piling Up (W)
Equifax Hack Is ‘Exhibit A’ in Case for Regulation, Durbin Says (B)
Forget Equifax. Facebook and Google Have the Data That Should Worry You (B)

Technology
The Future of Home Wi-Fi Is Fast, Expensive and Exotic (W)
VW to Build Electric Versions of All 300 Models by 2030 (B)
Shell Retail Looks to the Future With Car Charging, Clean Fuels (B)

Mother Nature
Millions Lack Power in Irma’s Wake (W)
Three Reasons Why Irma’s Florida Strike Wasn’t as Bad as Forecast (W)
Insurance Stocks Recover as Irma Heads North (W)
Reinsurers Will Foot the Irma Bill (W)
The Same System Delivering Nice Weather Is Keeping Hurricane Jose at Bay (B)