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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

September 07 (Friday)

Markets
Tech stock sell-off could be just beginning if trade war with China worsens (C)
UBS Sees S&P 500 Dropping 5% Should Trump Levy 25% China Tariffs (B)

Central banks
Fed’s Williams Says Yield Curve Not Deciding Factor in Setting Rates (W)

US
U.S. Worker Productivity Rose in Spring at Best Pace Since 2015 (W)
Layoffs Reach a Half-Century Low (W)
Gen Z Is Coming to Your Office. Get Ready to Adapt. (W)

Emerging
Brazilian Front-Runner Jair Bolsonaro Stabbed on Campaign Trail (B)

US politics I
House Republicans Push to Lock In Tax Cuts Past 2025 (W)
House GOP’s second phase of tax reform aims to make individual cuts permanent (C)
Retirement and 529 education accounts would be expanded under GOP tax plan ‘2.0’ (C)

US politics II
Senior White House Officials Scramble to Deny Writing Op-Ed (W)
Trump’s Ire at Op-Ed Is Unlikely to Justify a Federal Probe (B)
Publishing Anonymous Column Is Rare, Editors Say (W)
Release of Disputed Kavanaugh Documents Adds to Tumult at Confirmation Hearing (W)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump Gets Last-Minute Earful From Business Before China Tariffs (B)
Service-Sector Businesses Are Getting Increasingly Jittery About Tariffs (W)
President Trump hints to WSJ that trade fight with Japan could be next (C)

Industries & companies
Autos: Ford Recalls 2 Million Trucks Over Seat-Belt Malfunction (W)
FANGs: Apple is creating an online tool for police to request information about users (C)
FANGs: Amazon’s accounting system for sellers crashes a day after search malfunction (C)
Media: Mattel Creates Film Division (W)

Corporate finance
EU Clears Apple to Acquire Song-Recognition App Shazam (W)

Offbeat
Why Luxury Brands Burn Their Own Goods (W)
New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $1 Million in Digital Currency (W)