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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Sep 30 (Saturday)

Markets
The Kindest Quarter Arrives for a Stock Market That Nothing Can Rattle (B)

Central banks
Fed Faces Mixed Signals on Economy (W)
Trump Talks to Cohn, Yellen, Warsh and Powell for Fed Chair (B)
Trump Met With Two Possible Candidates for Fed Chairman (W)
Fed’s Balance-Sheet Unwind Could Expose Global Funding Strains (B)
Lower than expected inflation poses challenge for ECB (FT)

US
U.S. Manufacturers Upbeat Amid Rising Demand, Promise of Tax Overhaul (W)

Europe
EU Leaders Look for Greater Unity Ahead of Brexit (W)
Catalan Separatists Defiant Before Independence Vote (W)
France’s Wealth Tax Has Driven 10,000 People Abroad, PM Says (B)

US politics
GOP Challenge With Tax Plan: How Far to Cut Rates for the Rich (W)
A Big Tax Question: What Happens to the Medical-Expense Deduction? (W)
Cohn Says Ending State, Local Tax Break Up for Negotiation (B)
Gerrymandering, a Tradition as Old as the Republic, Faces a Reckoning (W)

Geopolitics & cybersecurity
NATO Faces Up to North Korea, Russia With Nuclear Sub Visit (W)
North Korean companies in China ordered to close (FT)
The Equifax Hack Has the Hallmarks of State-Sponsored Attack (B)
Google Conducting Broad Internal Investigation on Russian Influence (W)

Industries & companies
FANGs: Amazon Sells $1.6 Million in Whole Foods’ Products in First Month (W)
FANGs: Amazon’s First NFL Game Draws 372,000, a Fraction of TV Audience (B)
Financials: AIG Sheds Too-Big-to-Fail Label in Victory for CEO, Icahn (B)
Financials: AIG Is No Longer Too Big to Fail, So Now It Wants to Get Bigger (B)
Financials: Lehman, Citi Settle $2 Billion Financial Crisis-Era Dispute (B)

Technology
Elon Musk Aims to Land Humans on Mars by Middle of Next Decade (W)
How Crazy Is Elon Musk’s Hypersonic Space Rocket Airline? (B)

Offbeat
South Korea Joins Cryptocurrency Crackdown (W)
US warns against visiting Cuba after sonic attacks (FT)