wiar 02-15-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Feb 15 (Thursday)

Markets
Increase in US inflation sparks bond sell-off (FT)
Dollar Under Siege With U.S. Deficits Back on Wall Street’s Radar (B)
China’s Currency Policy May Be Facing a New Chapter (B)

Central banks
Will the Fed Soon Signal Four Hikes in 2018? Don’t Bet on It (B)

US
Inflation Starts to Make a Comeback (W)
That Obsession With Inflation Didn’t Last Long (B)
Fears of Overheating May Be Overdone (N)
U.S. Retail Sales Started 2018 on Weak Footing (W)
Consumer Comfort in U.S. Jumps Despite Stock-Market Turbulence (B)
Americans Can’t Get Enough Consumer Debt (W)
To Fill Jobs in a Tight Labor Market, Employers May Need to Get Creative (W)
Want Better Pay Than the Bosses? Get a Job in Elevator Repair (W)

Japan
Japan’s Economy Grows for Longest Stretch in 28 Years (W)

US politics
Trump Infrastructure Plan Faces Hurdles Funding Airport Overhaul (W)
IRS to Ban Hedge-Fund Tax Dodge on Carried Interest (B)

Geopolitics
Here’s How You Can Profit From Major Cyberattacks (W)
Trump Will Be the Big Loser If Netanyahu Falls (B)

Industries & companies
FAANGs: Google Must Shine More Light on its Cloud (W)
FAANGs: Google Will Block Spammy Ads (Just Not Many of Its Own) (W)
Health Care: What Stands Between Bezos, Buffett, and Dimon and a Health-Care Fix (B)
Media: Netflix Is Getting Huge. But Can It Get Great? (N)

Technology & cryptocurrencies
The Autonomous Selfie Drone Is Here. Is Society Ready for It? (N)
Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop? (N)
Next-Generation Crypto-Ledgers Take the Block Out of Blockchain (B)
Munger calls bitcoin ‘totally asinine’ (FT)

Offbeat
Flu Fears Spread in China Ahead of Lunar New Year Holiday (W)