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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

October 05 (Friday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Fall as Treasury Yields Extend Climb (W)
Technology Stocks Bear Brunt of Selling in Broader Market Slump (B)

Credit & commodities
3 reasons why U.S. government bond yields are soaring (MW)
Corporate Bond Buyers Seeking Yield Take Treasury Rout in Stride (B)
Natural gas prices are on fire this month — here’s why (C)

Central banks
Kudlow Says Trump Not Trying to Exert Pressure on Fed (W)

US
With the rise in interest rates, Friday’s jobs report just got a lot more important (C)
Why So Many Americans Still Work Multiple Jobs in Strong Market (B)

China
Private Businesses Built Modern China. Now the Government Is Pushing Back. (N)

US politics
GOP Confidence in Kavanaugh Confirmation Grows (W)
Some Democrats Want Medicare for All. Others Aren’t So Sure. (W)

Geopolitics & cybersecurity
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies (B)
China is secretly hacking computer motherboards. The economic fallout is huge. (WP)
Pence Calls on Google to Drop Mobile Search Project in China (W)
West Accuses Russia of Persistent Campaign of Hacking by the Kremlin (W)
Spy Bust Exposes Methods of Putin’s GRU Military Hackers (B)
Pence to Step Up U.S. Criticism of Beijing (W)
Trump Aims to Model New Trade Deals on Revised Nafta (W)
Renaming Nafta Just Might Work (B)

Industries & companies
FANGs: Amazon quietly launched a new ‘accelerator’ program to create more exclusive brands for its website (C)
Financials: Buy the market dip on interest rates fears and bet on bank stocks, Bernstein says (C)
Retail: Here’s how Target plans to beat Amazon and Walmart in the shipping wars this holiday season (C)
Retail: Bed Bath & Beyond Struggles to Clear the Clutter, Close the Price Gap (W)
Retail: Why You’re Buying Products From Companies You’ve Never Heard Of (W)

Corporate finance
Why Biotech Deal-Making Has Dried Up (W)

Technology
From Reindeer to Robots, Automation Set to Deliver This Holiday Season (W)
Toyota, SoftBank Join Forces to Build Self-Driving Cars That Deliver Meals, Health Care (W)
You can now ask Google to book you an Uber or Lyft by voice — here’s how (C)

Offbeat
CEO Tenure Is Getting Shorter. Maybe That’s a Good Thing. (W)
Mark Cuban reportedly urged Tesla’s Musk to settle SEC fraud charges (C)