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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

September 28 (Friday)

Markets
Stocks Climb, Lifted by Tech Sector (W)

Central banks
In a Strong Economy, the Fed Doesn’t Want to Hold Your Hand (W)
Powell Emboldens Bond Traders to Wager Inflation Will Stay Tame (B)

US
U.S. Economic Growth Slated to Cool in Third Quarter (W)
Aircraft Demand Propels Increase in U.S. Durable-Goods Orders (W)
U.S. Pending Home Sales Fell 1.8% in August (W)
Manhattan Builders’ 5-Year Plan: 33,000 New Rentals and Condos (B)
For Rent: 98-Square-Foot BR in Co-Living Apt., Community Included (W)

Europe
Labor Shortage Lifts Wages on Europe’s Eastern Flank (W)

US politics
Kavanaugh Defiantly Rejects Ford’s Allegations (W)
Kavanaugh Calls Allegations a ‘Political Hit’ (W)
Trump Defends Kavanaugh, Demands Vote on Nomination (B)
House Republicans Tee Up Tax Vote Ahead of Midterms (W)
Aluminum Makers’ Profits Suffer as Alumina Prices Soar (W)

Geopolitics & trade
WTO Cuts Trade Growth Forecast Citing Heightened Tensions (W)
Trudeau Defends Canada’s Nafta Team After Jabs by Trump (W)
Ag Secretary: U.S. to Keep Milk Demand in Canada Talks (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Musk Is Sued by SEC, Seeking a Ban, Over ‘Funding Secured’ Tweet (B)
Autos: Elon Musk calls SEC fraud lawsuit ‘unjustified,’ says he acted in best interests of investors (C)
Defense: Boeing wins $9.2 billion to build Air Force’s next trainer aircraft (C)
FANGs: Inside the New Amazon 4-Star Store, a Novelty Gift Shop (W)
FANGs: Here’s how to watch NFL’s Thursday Night Football on Amazon (C)
Media: U.S. Probes Ad Industry’s Media-Buying Practices (W)

Corporate finance
Investors Gain Billions From Chinese Tech IPO (W)
Lions Gate’s Amazon Pact Is Seen as Step Toward Possible Takeover (B)

Technology
Bezos Space Startup to Supply Engines for Boeing-Lockheed (W)
Killer robots are on the way, and they’re a threat to humanity (MW)

Offbeat
Smithfield to Reassess Disaster Prep Post-Florence (W)
The pot stocks are soaring again after a CBD-based drug took a step closer to commercial launch (C)
Why the DEA just approved a cannabis drug for rare childhood form of epilepsy (C)