wiar 04-21-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Apr 21 (Saturday)

Markets
Interest-rate worries may not be offset by good earnings news in the week ahead (CNBC)
10-year Treasury yield hits its highest level since 2014 (CNBC)

Central banks
Top ECB Officials Give Different Takes on the Economy (W)

US politics
The real reason the Republican tax cut isn’t going to work (WP)
Kudlow’s Uneasy Transition From TV to White House Reality (W)

Trade
US considers emergency curbs on China tech investment (FT)
A U.S.-China Trade War Would Reshape Tech Investment (W)
Steel Tariffs Likely to Lead to U.S. Job Losses, Fed Economists Find (W)
A Trump Win on China Tariffs Could Aid Auto Plants in U.S. —Just Not American Ones (W)

Geopolitics
North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests (CNBC)
North and South Korea Open First Direct Phone Line Between Leaders (W)
Europe in diplomatic push to ease Russia sanctions (FT)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Airline Regulators Call for Emergency Inspections of Boeing 737 Engines (W)
FANGs: Facebook Has a New Data Policy—Here’s the Short Version (W)
FANGs: Apple Can’t Cut Dependence on Rival Samsung’s Screens (W)
FANGs: Everyone Talks About Apple’s Changing Business Except Apple (B)
Industrials: GE aircraft business helps lift earnings gloom (FT)
Tech: Chipmakers Are Fighting a Three-Front Battle This Week (B)
Tech: Dell’s return shows public markets don’t bear a grudge (FT)

Technology
Seven Artificial Intelligence Advances Expected This Year (Forbes)
Blockchain Is About to Revolutionize the Shipping Industry (B)
Google wants to completely replace texting (BI)

Offbeat
East Hampton Passes Law to Keep Tabs on Village’s Social Circuit (B)