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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

September 06 (Thursday)

Why stock investors shouldn’t fear the historically weak month of September this year (MW)
Little Relief in Sight as Emerging Stocks Slide Near Bear Market (B)
Emerging-Market Rout Is Longest Since 2008 as Confidence Cracks (B)

Central banks
Bullard Says Fed Shouldn’t Raise Rates Right Now (W)

U.S. Trade Deficit Posted Biggest Increase in July Since 2015 (W)
Wages Growing Faster Than You Think, White House Says (W)

Brexit’s Like a ‘Building on Fire’ and Buyout Firms Are Circling (B)

Two Years Ago, India Lacked Fast, Cheap Internet—One Billionaire Changed All That (W)

US politics I
‘I am part of the resistance’: Anonymous Trump official writes an extraordinary NYT op-ed (C) | Op-ed (NYT)
Trump attacks ‘gutless’ op-ed written by senior administration official claiming to thwart his agenda: ‘This is what I have to deal with’ (C)
O’Brien: Trump Staff’s Resistance Can’t Avert a Crisis. It Is One. (B)
White House actively discussing replacements for Defense Secretary James Mattis: Washington Post (C)
Trump’s federal worker pay freeze misses the real problem (P)
Democratic Activists Target Another Incumbent Senator (W)
Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh on Presidential Power: ‘No One Is Above the Law’ (W)

US politics II
DOJ to Examine Whether Social-Media Giants Are ‘Stifling’ Viewpoints (W)
Republicans Press Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Over ‘Shadow-Banning’ (B)
Bernie Sanders introduces the BEZOS Act, slamming Amazon’s low wages (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Canada, U.S. Negotiators in ‘Intense’ Talks, Says Trump (W)

Industries & companies
Chemicals: Bayer: More Americans Alleging Weedkillers Cause Cancer (W)
FANGs: Facebook exodus: Nearly half of young users have deleted the app from their phone in the last year (C)
FANGs: Amazon Orders 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Vans for New Delivery Service (W)
Financials: FBI Investigating American Express Forex Pricing (W)
Retail: J.Crew Alters Amazon Approach (W)
Trucking: Truckers Get Digital in Search for Big Rigs (W)

Corporate finance
Justice Department Nearing Approval of Big Health Mergers (W)
T-Mobile Sprint Merger is a Test of Trump’s Antitrust Mettle (W)

More than 20% of adults will order groceries with an app by next year, forecast says (C)

Don’t Believe the Algorithm (W)
Crypto World Rocked After Long-Time Advocate Backpedals (B)