wiar 09-22-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

September 22 (Saturday)

Markets
Dow Industrials Rise as Trade Worries Dampen (W)
‘Quad Witching’ Brings Volume Surge But Few Fireworks for Stocks (B)
US-China trade war has created a buying opportunity for Chinese stocks (C)
The Junk Bond Market Looks Like a Runaway Train (B)
Opinion: Stop blaming Wall Street for companies’ short-term thinking (MW)

US
Retailers are hiring for the holidays, but are there enough workers? (C)
It Can Cost $750,000 to Build an Affordable Housing Unit in California. Here’s Why. (W)

Europe
May Dealt Brexit Setback as Article 50 Sent to EU Highest Court (B)

Japan
Abenomics Will Long Outlast Its Author (W)

US politics
Trump’s attack on Kavanaugh’s accuser creates a nightmare scenario for the GOP (C)
Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump But Was Joking, Witness Says (B)
Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment (N)

Geopolitics & trade
Energy Gets a Reprieve in China’s Latest Tariffs (W)
Target says Trump China tariffs would ‘penalize American families’ (C)
Trump’s new strategy means the U.S. could get more aggressive with Russia and China over hacking (C)

Industries & companies
FANGs: Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here’s a Guide. (W)
FANGs: Google scrambled to get employees to delete an internal memo about censored search in China: report (C)
FANGs: Twitter says it patched a bug that could have shared users’ private messages (C)
Homebuilders: Homebuilders Crater After JPMorgan Downgrade, Home Sales Miss (B)
Pharma: U.S. Probes Drugmakers Over Free Services (W)
Tech: Tech Redefined: S&P 500 Companies Worth $2.7 Trillion Change Sectors (W)

Technology
San Francisco start-up Zippin is trying to eliminate grocery checkout lines (C)

Offbeat
McDonald’s Gets a Warning From New York’s Pension Fund Over Chickens (B)