wiar 10-02-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

October 02 (Tuesday)

Markets
Dow rises nearly 200 points after the US and Canada secure a deal to replace NAFTA (C)
Safest Stocks Are Booming and Ringing Alarm Bells on Wall Street (B)

Central banks
Fed’s Rosengren Calls for More Rate Hikes (W)
IMF Chief Lagarde Says Economic Outlook Is Dimming (W)

US politics
Trump Wants Kavanaugh Probe to Be ‘Comprehensive’ and Quick (W)
Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell: Analysis of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Allegations
Rachel Mitchell says her Kavanaugh report is what a ‘reasonable prosecutor’ would say. It’s not. (WP)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump Chides Tariff ‘Babies’ in Praising New Trade Deal (B)
What’s Behind the New Nafta Deal (W)
Economic Upside of Revised Nafta? Just Avoiding Downside Is Good (B)
Canada Says New Trade Pact Removes Uncertainty (W)
Canadian Dairy Farmers Get `Slap in the Face’ From New Nafta (B)
New Pact Spares U.S. Auto Makers From Tariffs but Adds Restrictions (W)
Trump Says He and Kim Jong Un ‘Fell in Love’ (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla Shares Surge Following Musk-SEC Settlement (W)
FANGs: Amazon’s IMDB will announce this week a new free video service to compete for TV ad dollars (C)
Health Care: Texas Hospital Giants Plan to Merge (W)
Industrials: General Electric replaces new chief executive and announces $23 billion charge amid struggles (WP)
Pharma: Pfizer CEO to Step Aside at Year’s End (W)

Corporate finance
IPO Market Has Never Been This Forgiving to Money-Losing Firms (W)

Offbeat
Interest Wanes in Earning an M.B.A, Even From Harvard (W)
College and Coding Boot Camp Team Up (W)