wiar 11-18-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Nov 18 (Saturday)

Markets
Wall Street Will Be Riding the Boom From Tax Plan, Mnuchin Says (B)
EM jitters cast shadow over investment horizons (FT)

Central banks
Fed’s Williams calls for global rethink of monetary policy (R)

US
U.S. Home Starts Reach Highest Level in a Year, Permits Rise (B)

Europe
German Coalition Talks Fail to Bridge Gaps as Deadline Passes (W)
Merkel’s efforts to form coalition government falter (FT)
France Gambles on Jobless Benefits for Those Who Quit (W)

China
Despite Big Push From Beijing, Electric Cars Struggle in China (W)

US tax reform
Senate Tax Debate Devolves Into Angry Shouting Match (N)
Tax reform roadblocks emerge in Senate (PO)
Tax Talks Advance Without an Analysis of Economic Impact (W)
The Tax Proposals That Are Most Likely to Pass in Washington (W)
Who Really Gets a Tax Increase if the Individual Mandate Goes Away? (N)

US politics
Senators’ Calls for Ethics Probes Puts Focus on Secretive Panel (W)
Can Democrats Win the House? Early Clues Emerge (W)
Why Trump won’t touch the Moore harassment scandal (PO)

Geopolitics
New U.S. Plan: Don’t Let North Korean Missiles Fly Very Far (N)
Trump Is Warned of the Political Pain Nafta’s Death Would Bring (B)

Industries & companies
Autos: VW to invest more than €34bn in electric and self-driving cars (FT)
Consumer: Rosenfeld, CEO who changed the snacks aisle, leaves Mondelez (FT)
FANGs: Quantifying the Amazon Effect at Whole Foods (B)
Media: BuzzFeed Falls Short of Targets (W)
Retail: Wal-Mart’s Web Clout Drives Shares to Record (W)
Tech: Apple Hits Pause on HomePod, Adding to List of Delays (W)

Corporate finance
Murdoch Empire in Play as Suitors Line Up for 21st Century Fox Assets (W)
Meredith Has Submitted a Bid for Time Inc. of $17 to $20 a Share (W)
Stitch Fix Shares Climb After Disappointing IPO (W)

Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin Is the New Crisis Currency (B)
Hollywood Hitmaker Plans to Fund Next Blockbuster With Crypto (B)
Opinion: The reasons Americans give for buying bitcoin show they have no idea what they’re doing (MW)

Offbeat
Aging, the longevity economy and what it means to you (U)
Four Years on Campus Might Be One Too Many (B)