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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

September 13 (Thursday)

Markets
Wall Street Is Bullish on Global Economy Despite Emerging Markets (B)
Brent Hits $80 for First Time Since May as Supplies Tighten (B)

Central banks
Fed Should Raise Rates for the Next Year or Two, Brainard Says (W) | Speech
Economy Grows Moderately, But Trade Fears Rise, Fed’s Beige Book Says (W) | The Beige Book (FRB)
Economists See BOJ’s July Policy Tweaks as `Stealth Tapering’ (B)
BOJ Policy on Hold Until After 2019 Sales-Tax Hike, Survey Shows (B)

US
Median Household Income Rose 1.8% in 2017, Census Data Show (W)
Highest Median Household Income on Record? (Census)
Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 (Census)

Emerging
Pakistan Pushes China to Realign Goals in Belt-and-Road Initiative (W)
There’s an Inflation Crisis Brewing in the Philippines (B)

US politics
There’s Never Been a President This Unpopular With an Economy This Good (B)
Jamie Dimon Quickly Backtracks on Bragging He Could Beat Trump (B)
Leaked video shows upset Alphabet execs responding to President Trump’s election in company meeting (C)

Trade
U.S. Asks China for New Round of Trade Talks Led by Mnuchin (B)
Japan, China Find Common Ground in Trump’s Tariffs as Leaders Meet (W)

Cybersecurity
Equifax, Before It Was Hacked, Feared Chinese Spying (W)
Nearly 600 Russia-Linked Accounts Tweeted About the Health Law (W)

Industries & companies
FANGs: Apple Launches Biggest, Priciest iPhone Lineup Ever (W)
FANGs: Here’s a first look at the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR (C)
FANGs: The danger in Apple’s iPhone pricing strategy (MW)