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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

October 04 (Thursday)

Markets
Dow Industrials Close at New Record (W)
U.S. Stocks Gain on Central Bankers’ Upbeat Views (W)
Treasuries Slide Pushes 10-Year U.S. Yield to Highest Since 2011 (B)
An Earnings Roadblock for Stocks (W)

Central banks & IMF
Powell says we’re ‘a long way’ from neutral on interest rates, indicating more hikes are coming (C)
Fed Should Press Ahead With Gradual Rate Rises, Evans Says (W)
Cleveland Fed President Warns Against Rolling Back Regulatory Reforms (W)
IMF Says Crisis Legacy Is Slower Growth, More Debt, Fewer Babies (B)

US
U.S. Private Sector Adds 230,000 Jobs in September (W)
Services-Sector Activity Hits Record High. Thank Tariffs, Local Governments (W)
Employer-Provided Health Insurance Nears $20,000 a Year (W)
White House Economist Turns to Alternative Data to Boost Trump (B) | Report
Companies Lure Workers With College Coaching, Debt Help (W)

Europe
May Beats Back Her Critics Over Brexit (W)
Italy Sets Lower Budget-Deficit Targets (W)

US politics
Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes (N)
New York Tax Department Reviews Allegations of Trump Family Transactions (W)
Trump’s Tax Returns in Spotlight if Democrats Capture a Majority (W)

Geopolitics & trade
China to Raise Billions in Rare U.S. Debt Deal as Trade Tensions Persist (W)
How the U.S. and Canada Ended Their Feud and Clinched a Nafta Deal (B)
Trade Pact Shows Limits of ‘America First’ (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Honda to Invest $2.75 Billion in GM’s Self-Driving Car Unit (W)
FANGs: Facebook Briefs Lawmakers on Breach to Guard Against Backlash (W)
FANGs: Amazon’s Wage Increase Pressures Employers to Follow (W)
FANGs: Amazon Warehouse Workers Lose Bonuses, Stock Awards for Raises (B)
FANGs: EBay Accuses Amazon of Illegally Poaching Sellers (W)
Homebuilders: A Bull’s Case for Homebuilders as Their Record Losing Streak Continues (B)
Retail: Express is the latest retailer to launch a clothing rental service (C)
Trucking: Supreme Court, missing a justice, considers a trucking case that could rattle the economy (C)

Corporate finance
Aston Martin’s Trading Debut Flops as Shares Tumble on Listing (B)
China’s biggest streaming-music service files for a US IPO (BI)

Technology
Six Technologies That Could Shake the Food World (W)
Brain Scans Can Detect Who Has Better Skills (W)

Offbeat
Letters Sent to Pentagon Contained Castor Seeds, Not Ricin (W)