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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

July 03 (Tuesday)

Markets
Watch out for one big economic risk in the second half of 2018, market watcher warns (C)

Central banks
Fed Faces Decisions on Shrinking Huge Bond Portfolio (W)

US
Factory Activity Heats Up as Manufacturers Position for Tariffs (W)
Unpaid Internships Are Going Out of Style (W)

Europe
Merkel, Coalition Partner Strike Deal (W)

US politics
The Millennial Socialists Are Coming (N)
Trump Meets With Four Potential Supreme Court Nominees (W)
Wilbur Ross says he shorted two more stocks during his time as Commerce secretary (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump makes veiled WTO threat after EU warning (R)
Canada not helping itself by hitting U.S. with tariffs-White House (R)
Opinion: Stop the trade war, businesses shout at Trump (MW)
U.S. to Consider Iran Sanctions Relief on a ‘Case-by-Case’ Basis (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla Raises Model 3 Output Target to 6,000 a Week (W)
Autos: Tesla will be profitable by September, says Gene Munster (C)
Consumer: A Toothpaste Club? Colgate to Invest in Online Startup (W)
FANGs: Probe into Facebook’s data breach broadens: Washington Post (R)
Financials: Fed Gave Wall Street Titans Path Around Stress-Test Failure (W)
Retail: New Era at Amazon’s Whole Foods Grates on Some Employees (W)
Tech: Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail (W)

Corporate finance
Companies buying back their own shares is the only thing keeping the stock market afloat right now (C)
IPO Market Posts Blistering First Half (W)
Dell Confirms Deal That Would Mark Return to Public Markets (W)
Nestlé in Talks to Buy Pet-Food Maker for $2 Billion (W)

Offbeat
Yes, Hollywood Did Influence That Helicopter Jailbreak in France (W)