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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

November 09 (Friday)

Markets
Quants Are Facing a Crisis of Confidence (B)
Checking China’s Market Pulse After State Stabilizes Stocks (B)
The oil rout just became a bear market for U.S. crude (MW)
Buy ‘Cheap’ Yen Before Its Big Awakening in 2019, SocGen Says (B)
Wall Street Muni-Bond Bankers Need Work. Voters Gave Them Plenty (B)

US
Fed leaves rates unchanged, says U.S. economy strong (R)
Parsing the Fed: How the November Statement Changed From September (W)
Howard Gold: The housing slump is not (yet) a recession (MW)

Europe
Eurozone Economy Seen Cooling as Risks Mount (W)
Europe’s Center-Right Parties Face Threats on Continental Stage (W)

US politics
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Hospitalized After Fall (W)
Unclaimed Senate, House Seats as Counting Continues (W)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump’s Tariffs Have Fully Kicked In—Yet China Exports Grow (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Meet Tesla’s New Chairman, Who Has to Oversee Elon Musk (W)
Consumer: P&G to restructure company as maker of Gillette razors simplifies business units (C)
Media: Disney gains after reporting that studio revenue grew 50% year over year (C)
Media: Disney’s new Netflix rival will be called Disney+ and launch late 2019 (C)
Media: Disney’s Iger Plots Online Future With a Little ‘Star Wars’ Help (B)
Retail: Sears is closing another 40 stores. Here’s a map of where they are (C)
Tech: Alibaba aims to make cloud computing its ‘main business’ (C)

Technology
Get Ready for 3-D Printed Yachts (W)
Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power From the Air (W)

Offbeat
FDA plans to restrict flavored e-cigarette sales, ban menthol cigarettes from market (C)