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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Mar 29 (Thursday)

Markets
Video: More gains on the way for investors? (Maria Interviews Dr. Ed)
Tech Stocks Are Dominating Markets Like Never Before (W)
The tech sell-off reveals a major shift in how Wall Street is positioning for the future (BI)
Europe’s Booming, but Investors Aren’t Making Much (W)

Central banks
N.Y. Fed Criticized in Likely Pick of Next Leader (W)

US
U.S. GDP Growth Revised Up to 2.9% Rate in Fourth Quarter (W)
JPMorgan has calculated when the next recession will hit (BI)
Why Are States So Strapped for Cash? There Are Two Big Reasons (W)
Truck Driver Salaries Rising on Surging Freight Demand (W)

China
Early China Indicators Show Outlook Undimmed by Trade Tension (B)

US politics
Donald Trump’s war cabinet has the world on edge (AFR)
Trump Shifts Focus of Transportation Grants From City to Country (W)
Obama hopes to create ‘a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas’ (NN)

Geopolitics & trade
Treasury to Use National Security Laws to Shield U.S. Tech From China (W)
What’s at Stake in Tariff War: WTO’s Future (W)
WTO Chief Warns About First Signs of U.S.-China Trade War (B)
North Korea’s Kim, Long a Pariah, Takes Tentative Step Onto World Stage (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla Bonds Reach New Low, Stock Falls Further After Downgrade (W)
FANGs: Everything is going wrong simultaneously for tech (BI)
FANGs: Trump Reportedly Wants to Go After Amazon–and Its Stock Tanked (W)
FANGs: Facebook to Streamline Privacy Settings (W)
FANGs: Facebook to Block Option of Using Data Brokers for Ad Targeting (B)
FANGs: Apple’s Tim Cook rebukes Zuckerberg over Facebook’s business model (G)
FANGs: Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls for Privacy Regulation (W)
FANGs: Apple Faces Multiple Lawsuits Over Slowed-Down iPhones (W)
Telecom: Does Verizon Really Pay the Typical Worker 60% More Than AT&T? (W)

Technology & cybersecurity
Boeing Hit by Computer Ransomware Attack, Seattle Times Says (B)
Cambridge Analytica CEO Promised More Than He Delivered, Clients Say (W)
What’s on Your Mind? Bosses Are Using AI to Find Out (W)

Offbeat
The largest organ in the body may have just been discovered — and it could reshape our understanding of human anatomy (BI)
Kim Jong Un’s secret trip to China was full of gourmet food, wine, and music — take a look inside the lavish visit (BI)