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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

November 17 (Saturday)

Markets
Trump’s trade war with China could disrupt the traditional Thanksgiving rally (C)
In Leaderless Stock Market, Gains Are Proving Hard to Maintain (B)
S&P chart pattern points to breakout ahead, technician says (C)
Morgan Stanley Warns BBB Bond Bust Would Hit Jobs and Growth (B)
Don’t Take Your Eyes Off the Yield Curve (B)

Central banks
Treasury yields fall after Fed vice chairman says central bank is getting closer to neutral rate (C)
Fed’s Evans sees possibility of up to four interest-rate hikes in 2019 (MW)

US
U.S. Industrial Production Rises (W)
U.S. Household Debt Continues to Climb in 3rd Quarter (W)
‘I Was Hoping to Be Retired’: The Cost of Supporting Parents and Adult Children (W)
Meet the post-millennials — you’ve never seen such a group (MW)

US politics
Republican Brian Kemp is the apparent winner in Georgia governor’s race, defeating Stacey Abrams (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump Upbeat About Trade Deal After Receiving China Response (B)
CIA reportedly determines Saudi crown prince ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (C)

Industries & companies
Defense: Lockheed Martin starts production of its experimental supersonic plane (C)
Industrials: GE was once America’s most valuable company. Today it is fighting junk-bond status. (C)
Pharma: Pfizer to Raise Prices on 41 Drugs (W)
Tech: Google’s Cloud-Computing Boss Steps Down (W)

Corporate finance
Cancer drug company Tesaro shares rise 39% following report that it will explore sale (C)
PG&E Shares Surge on Hopes of State Support (W)
Bernie Sanders rolls out ‘Stop WALMART Act’ that would block stock buybacks until retailer raises pay (MW)

Offbeat
California hopes to get the jump on fires by expanding its high-tech early warning camera system (C)
Facing Deadlier Fires, California Tries Something New: More Logging (W)