wiar 02-17-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Feb 17 (Saturday)

Markets
Stocks On Track for Best Week in Years (W)
Selloff Grips Credit Funds as Rate Fears Take Hold in Market (B)
Pimco calls top in 10-year Treasury yields at 3% (FT)
Worries over interest rates spread to junk bond funds (FT)
Higher bond yields fail to arrest weakening dollar (FT)

Asset Management
Pimco Posts Best Quarterly Profit Since Bill Gross Left (W)
Wall Street Snaps Up Cheap Single-Family Rentals (B)
Investing: activism enters the mainstream (FT)

Central banks
Bank of Japan Hands Kuroda a New Five-Year Term (W)

US
U.S. Home Construction Rose 9.7% in January (W)
Jumbo Loans Are New Threat in U.S. Student Debt Market (W)

Europe
Renzi fights to avoid Italy election debacle (FT)

US politics
Mitt Romney Announces Run for Utah Senate Seat (W)

Industries & companies
Consumer: Food Makers Still Searching for Stronger U.S. Sales (W)
Consumer: Kraft Heinz Misses Estimates Adding Pressure to Make a Deal (B)
Consumer: Coca-Cola Gains After New Drinks, Coke Zero Boost Earnings (B)
Consumer: Campbell Declines After Walmart Woes Take a Toll on Soup Sales (B)
Retail: What Stores Do With $90 Billion in Merchandise Returns (W)

Corporate finance
Roche to Acquire Healthcare-Software Company Flatiron for $1.9 Billion (W)
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Offer, Says Open to More Talks (B)

Technology
Apple’s Business Model Will Backfire in Self-Driving Cars (B)

Offbeat
Tech: Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley