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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Mar 10 (Saturday)

Markets
Aging Oil Fields Defy Gravity to Pump More Crude (B)

Central banks
Evans Sees Scope for Patience Before Fed Raises Rates Again (B)
Investors Prepare for the End of ECB’s Corporate Bond Buying (W)
Cash May Disappear in China as Payments Go Digital, PBOC Says (B)

US
U.S. Hiring Surges, With Jobless Rate Steady as More Enter Labor Pool (W)
Jobs Report Was No Fairy Tale (W)
Manufacturers Are Hiring, and Hiring (B)

Europe
Italy’s League vows to defy EU on fiscal discipline (FT)

US politics
After Florida Shooting, GOP Pushes School Safety Funding (W)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump-Kim Summit Has U.S. Allies Scrambling (W)
Inside Trump’s Trade War: How the Protectionists Beat the Free Traders (W)
China, Europe Slam Trump’s Tariffs as Metalworkers Cheer (W)
Japan, the Original Trade Villain, Now Casts Itself as the Hero (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Auto Industry’s Cure for Electric Car Blues: Be More Like Tesla
Financials: Goldman’s Blankfein Prepares to Exit as Soon as Year’s End (W)
Financials: Meet the 2 men in position to replace Lloyd Blankfein at the top of Goldman Sachs (BI)
Financials: Timing Is Everything Unless You’re a Bank Regulator (B)
Media: The massively popular free-to-play video game ‘Fortnite’ is coming to iOS and Android devices (BI)

Corporate finance
Qualcomm Makes Independent Director Its New Chairman (W)
Toys ‘R’ Us Liquidation Would Leave Giant Hole in U.S. Industry (B)

Technology & cryptocurrency
Amazon, Google Work on Air-Traffic Control for Drones (W)
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous (BW)

Offbeat
Obamas in talks with Netflix about TV series (FT)
FDA Opens Way for You to Test for Cancer Risk by Mail (W)