wiar 06-23-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

June 23 (Saturday)

Markets
Trump’s Tariff Tweet Sends Daimler, BMW Shares Careening (B)
Global equity funds suffer record outflows (FT)

 

Credit & commodities
Corporate Bond Spreads Jump to 16-Month High (B)
OPEC Agrees to Raise Crude Output (W)
Big Oil eyes U.S. minority groups to build offshore drilling support (R)
Why Gold’s Tumble Signals Confidence in U.S. Economy (W)

US
A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades (W)

Europe
Salvini Tells Germany the Next Year Will Determine Future of EU (B)
Franco-German eurozone reform plan faces growing opposition (FT)
Eurozone Gives Greece Debt Relief as Bailout Nears End (W)

China
China’s Belt And Road: Bigger Than The Marshall Plan (Seeking Alpha)

US politics
Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill effort (R)
Pentagon Had Spurned U.S. Space Force, Prompting Trump’s Decree (W)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump Threatens 20% Tariff on European Cars (W)
Europe Retaliates Against Trump Tariffs (N)
EU Warns of ‘Severe Disruption’ as Trump Threatens Car Tariffs (B)
Putin and Moon pledge economic links with N Korea (FT)

Industries & companies
Retail: State Sales-Tax Officials Rev Their Engines (W)
Retail: Retailers’ Careful Strategy to Overturn Sales-Tax Precedent (W)
Retail: Why the Supreme Court Sales Tax Ruling May Benefit Amazon (Wired)
Tech: Intel CEO Challenge: Pick From a Thin Bench or Look Outside (W)

Corporate finance
Rocky Relations Divide Comcast and Fox (W)

Technology & data privacy
The Unavoidable Folly of Making Humans Train Self Driving Cars (Wired)
Bill Could Give Californians Unprecedented Control Over Data (Wired)

Offbeat
Trump’s Fix for Postal Service: Privatize It (W)