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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Apr 12 (Thursday)

Markets
Dow Industrials Slide on Syria, Inflation News (W)
Morning Movers: Dow Slumps 200 Points as Trade War Takes Back Seat to Actual War (BR)

Central banks
Fed Minutes Signal Greater Confidence in Reaching 2% Inflation (W)
Fed minutes discuss possibility of steeper rate rises (FT)

US
Underlying Inflation Shows Signs of Pickup (W)
U.S. Budget Deficit Widens on Lower Revenue, Higher Spending (W)
Big U.S. Companies Reveal How Much They Rely on Overseas Workers (W)

Europe
Are the Wheels Coming Off the Eurozone Recovery? (W)

Japan
Japanese Workers Call It Quits on a Firm Tradition: The Job for Life (W)

US politics
House Speaker Ryan to Leave Congress at the End of His Term (W)
Republicans Are Moving to Protect Mueller After Trump Unleashes Attacks (B)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump Warns Russia U.S. Missiles ‘Will Be Coming’ to Syria (W)
South Korea to Defund Group That Watches North (W)
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Warns Governments Off Protectionism (W)
Bringing Home the Bacon Gets Costly for Chinese Firms With U.S. Units (W)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Airlines Know You Hate the Airport, and Are Trying to Do Something About It (W)
FANGs: In Facebook Hearings, Lawmakers Ramp Up Talk of Regulation (W)
Financials: U.S. Proposes Loosening Big-Bank Capital Rule (W)

Corporate finance
Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Could Depend on Trump Staying Out of It (B)
Toys ‘R’ Us Receives Multiple Bids of Over $1 Billion for Asian Business (W)

Technology
The Solar Highway That Can Recharge Electric Cars on the Move (B)
These Robots Are Learning to Conduct Their Own Science Experiments (B)

Offbeat
I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. (NYT)
What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data. (NYT)
Former House Speaker John Boehner joins marijuana company: ‘My thinking on cannabis has evolved’ (C)