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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Dec 09 (Saturday)

Markets
Trump Tax Cuts Will Fuel Economic Growth At The Right Time (IBD)
Home Depot is showing that corporate America may have other plans for tax savings (WP)

Central banks
Japan’s Economy and Monetary Policy (BOJ)

US
Robust Job Growth Puts U.S. on Firmest Footing in a Decade (W)
Jobs Strong But Weak Wage Growth Could Fluster Fed (W)
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Fell Again in December (W)
Percentage of employed women working full time little changed over past 5 decades (BLS)

Europe
U.K., EU Reach an Agreement on Brexit Divorce Terms (W)

China
China’s ballooning debt is a major threat to global financial stability, IMF warns (BI)
Jailed for a Text: China’s Censors Are Spying on Mobile Chat Groups (W)

US tax reform
Trump Backs Keeping State Income Tax Break With Cap, Gary Cohn Says (B)
Portman Says He’s ‘Pretty Confident’ on 20%: Tax Debate Update (B)
With Tax Overhaul, Sen. Collins Stretches Her Political Powers (W)

US politics
Mueller Says He’ll Provide Manafort With 2,000 ‘Hot’ Documents (B)
Trump Supporter Emailed Campaign About Public WikiLeaks Trove (W)
Arizona Republican Trent Franks Resigns From House (B)
Trump Might Have Already Created Some Jobs (B)

Geopolitics
Japan Missile Plans Put North Korean Bases Within Range (W)
Tillerson Urges ‘More Measured’ Saudi Arabia in Middle East (W)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Airports Want to Raise Ticket Fees. Airlines Say No. Fight Ensues (W)
Financials: Banks could take a $4.4 billion hit from new reforms (BI)
Financials: Trump Vows Punishment for Wells (W)
Media: With Disney-Fox Talks, Hopes Rise for a Greenlight on Sky (W)
Media: Disney Is Making a Killing On Star Wars (B)
Industrials: Caterpillar Unit Pleads Guilty in Railcar Case (W)

Corporate finance
CVS acquisition of Aetna affects $23 billion in retirement assets (P&I)

Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin Futures Promise Wild Ride for Risk-Loving Traders (W)
Bitcoin soared to over $19,000 on Coinbase — but the price on other exchanges is totally different (BI)
Hackers Steal $70 Million in Bitcoin (W)

Offbeat
Fires Continue to Spread in Southern California (W)