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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

November 03 (Saturday)

Markets
Global markets are surging after reports Trump is ready to back down in his trade war with China (BI)
Apple Shares Pull Down U.S. Stocks (W)
Investors Have Plenty to Worry About as Market Clouds Gather (B)
Sometimes, It’s Bonds, not Stocks, for the Long Run (W)

Central banks
Prime-Age Participation Is Picking Up, Creating Puzzle for Fed (B)

US
U.S. Goods Imports Hit New Record (W)
U.S. Manufacturing Forges Own Path Amid Global Slowdown (B)
Hiring Accelerates as Wages Strengthen (W)
Over 35% of workers making over $100,000 say they would quit a job without a new one (C)
Grappling with an acute labor shortage, the construction industry is being forced to get creative (C)

Europe
Many Expect Disruption After Merkel. German History Says Otherwise. (W)

China
‘Made in China 2025’: world’s biggest auto market wants to be the most powerful maker of electric cars (SCMP)
China’s aviation industry has a steep climb to ‘Made in China 2025’ goals (SCMP)
‘Made in China 2025’: How 5G could put China in charge of the wireless backbone and ahead of the pack (SCMP)

US politics
What could happen to markets if Republicans win big or lose big on Tuesday (C)
What a Democratic House Would Mean for Your Taxes (W)
Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law (W)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump Says He Thinks U.S. Will Reach Trade Deal With China (B)
Why Are People Fleeing Central America? A New Breed of Gangs Is Taking Over (W)

Industries & companies
Energy: Exxon, Chevron Profits Soar as Big Oil Returns to Dominance (W)
FANGs: The iPhone has reached its peak, and now it’s time to change how you think about Apple (C)
Retail: Five Below, the Amazon-Proof Store (W)

Technology
Slightly heavier than a toothpick, the first wireless insect-size robot takes flight (C)
Your Smartphone’s Location Data Is Worth Big Money to Wall Street (W)

Offbeat
Kudlow Jokes He Asked Trump Not to Tweet Job Data Prematurely (B)
HBO criticizes Trump tweet using ‘Game of Thrones’ imagery and slogan (C)