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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

July 16 (Monday)

Stage set for strong US earnings season, but after that it will get much tougher (AFR)
Daily Markets Overview

Stock-market bull is still on its feet, snorting its way past 1 obstacle after another (MW)
Sizing Up the Bond Market’s Signals (W)
Trump’s Tax Plan Has Investors Chasing Dividends Through ETFs (B)

Central banks
Fed Zeroes In on Prime-Age Labor Figure That Signals Room to Run (B)
Are investors too comfortable with the idea of a Fed ‘policy mistake’? (MW)

Truck Driver Shortage Is Pressuring Businesses (BR)

Tariff drama is a sideshow to China’s slowing growth (FT)

US politics
Facebook Gives Researchers ‘Full Access’ for Election Studies (W)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump-Putin Talks Are Set to Ease Russia’s Isolation (W)
On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union ‘a foe’ (R)
How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets (N)
Tariffs Taking Toll on Business Confidence (BR)
Here’s when Americans will start feeling the pain from escalating Trump-imposed tariffs (MW)

Industries & companies
FANGs: Apple’s Next iPhone Could Spell Big Trouble for AT&T and Others (BR)
Industrials: Boeing, Airbus Strain to Deliver the New Jets They Have Promised (W)
Pharma: A Spray Form of Ambien Now Costs Over 800% More (W)

Technology & cybersecurity
Fill ’er Up, or Plug It In? Oil, Utilities Fight to Fuel Vehicles of the Future (W)
This Company Aims to Deliver DNA on Demand (W)
How Wireless Carriers Get Permission to Share Your Whereabouts (W)

Cyberthieves Are Gravitating to Cryptocurrency Exchanges (W)
France scores 2nd World Cup title with 4-2 win over Croatia (C)