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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

October 03 (Wednesday)

Markets
Dow Hits New Record as U.S. Shares Lead Peers (W)
Credit Suisse CEO Says He Feels ‘Nervousness’ in Markets (B)

Central banks
Fed’s Powell Sees Little Sign of Labor Market Overheating (W) | Speech
Powell’s Effort to Blur ‘Neutral’ Gains a Prominent Supporter (W)
Powell Sees Muted Inflation Risk in ‘Extraordinary’ Economy (B)
The Risk of Yield Curve Inversion—and How to Avoid It (FRB-SL)
Whatever it takes. What’s the impact of a major nonconventional monetary policy intervention? (BIS)

US
Amazon Boosts Wages, Pepsi Raises Prices and Consumers Are Caught in Between (B)
5 myths about millennials (MW)

Emerging
Will Brazil’s Economy Survive Its Presidential Election? (B)

US politics
Trump Adviser Accuses Goldman of Partisan Points in Research (B)
FBI Probe on Kavanaugh Won’t Go to the Public, McConnell Says (W)
Trump Directed Action to Enforce Stormy Daniels’s Hush Agreement (W)

Geopolitics & trade
U.S., China May Resume Trade Talks in December, White House Says (W)
North Korea Ramps Up Pressure on U.S. in Nuclear Talks (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Surge, Overcoming Elon Musk’s Controversies (B)
FANGs: Amazon to Raise Its Minimum U.S. Wage to $15 an Hour (W)
FANGs: Apple Watch Series 4: Why I Finally Fell For This Wearable (W)
Financials: Climate Change Is Forcing the Insurance Industry to Recalculate (W)
Industrials: GE’s New ‘Game Changer’ CEO Inspires Confidence and Two Analyst Upgrades (B)
Pot: Marijuana beverages are the new thing, but investors should only take sips:Nigam Arora (MW)

Corporate finance
Tencent Music Files for U.S. IPO (W)

Technology & cyber-security
Robots Head for the Fields (W)
Cyberespionage Experts Want to Know Who’s Exposing China’s Hacking Army (W)

Offbeat
Jamie Dimon Says Shareholder Meetings Have Become ‘a Farce’ (B)
Ricin Detected in Mail Sent to Pentagon Facility (W)
Is It Ethical to Choose Your Baby’s Eye Color? (W)