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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Apr 03 (Tuesday)

Markets
Tech Stocks Plunge in Growing Backlash (W)
Why Tumbling Stocks Didn’t Tank Treasury Yields (W)
Stocks Lose Critical Buyer at Worst Time (B)
Quants Chasing Momentum Get a New Quarter, Same Bad Results (B)

US
U.S. Factories Report Strong Demand (W)
Inflation Could Help Ease the U.S.’s Debt Burden (B)
Rising Rates Sounding Alarm Bells for Debt-Laden U.S. Consumers (B)
Subprime New-Car Buyers Going Missing From U.S. Showrooms (B)

China
U.S. Pork Producers, Fruit Growers Brace for China Tariffs (W)

Emerging
These Developing Countries Are Getting Old Before They Get Rich, with Dire Consequences (W)

US politics
Donald Trump ‘Cherishes’ Lou Dobbs So Much He Puts Him on Speakerphone for Oval Office Meetings (Daily Beast)
EPA Will Ease Vehicle-Emissions Standards (W)
China tariff retaliation targets Trump heartland (FT)

Industries & companies
Autos: Self-driving technology adds pressure on carmakers (FT)
Autos: Elon Musk Makes Light of Tesla’s Troubles in April Fool’s Tweets (N)
Consumer: Why Kraft Heinz’s Operating Cash Flow Is Getting Sliced (W)
FANGs: Facebook’s Zuckerberg Hits Back at ‘Glib’ Comments by Apple CEO (B)
FANGs: Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel (B)
Retail: Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores (N)

Corporate finance
The Fuel Powering Corporate America: $2.4 Trillion in Private Fundraising (W)

Technology
Hey, Alexa, What Can You Hear? And What Will You Do With It? (N)

Offbeat
You Weren’t Born in 1905? Why People Lie to Facebook (W)
They Tried to Boycott Facebook, Apple and Google. They Failed. (N)