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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

September 24 (Monday)

Central banks
The Fed Tries to Engineer a Soft Landing for the Economy (BR)

US
Used-Car Sales Boom as New Cars Get Too Pricey for Many (W)
Flyover country no more: Why millennials are flocking to Rust Belt real estate (C)

Japan
Japan’s prime minister is more of a survivor than a reformer (E)

China
Bullet Train Extends Beijing’s Reach Into Hong Kong (W)

US politics
Christine Blasey Ford, accuser of Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, will testify on Thursday (C)
Democrats Have Edge Ahead of Midterms, But Republican Interest Up (B)
GOP poised for midterm wipeout as ‘blue wave’ scenario gives Democrats a 12-point lead: NBC-WSJ poll (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Trade Talks in Tatters With Tariffs Looming (B)
Risk is rising that all of imports from China could be hit with US tariffs, Goldman Sachs says (C)
Should the U.S. Try to “Economically Disengage” From China? (BR)
Why one small business owner says he’s ‘thrilled’ about Trump’s trade war with China and others (C)
America’s tariffs on China are likely to last for some time (E)

Industries & companies
FANGs: No Sex Please, We’re Apple: iPhone Giant Seeks TV Success on Its Own Terms (W)
Media: Comcast Makes Risky Bet on Global Scale in Response to Netflix (B)

Corporate finance
Buybacks Lift Corporate Earnings (W)
Comcast Beats Out Fox to Acquire Sky (W)
Sky Loss Is a Disappointment for Disney Ambitions (W)
Why Hulu may hang in the balance of the $39 billion Comcast-Sky deal — and why Disney is watching (C)

Technology
Amazon and Google both want to run your home, but for totally different reasons (C)