wiar 11-19-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

November 19 (Monday)

Markets
Investors See Room for Market Gains Amid Tech Rout (W)
The End of the Euro Is Closer Than You Think (BR)
40 Years of the 401(k)—the Good, the Bad, and the Future (BR)

Central banks
Will the Fed Decide Not to Raise Rates After All? (BR)

China
China’s Xi intends to visit North Korea next year, South Korea says (C)

US politics
Democrat Bill Nelson concedes to GOP’s Rick Scott in Florida Senate race after manual recount (C)
Why Democrats, fresh from big midterm wins, will likely pursue incremental change in the House (C)

Geopolitics & trade
U.S.-China Rift: One Phrase ‘Torpedoed’ Pacific Accord (W)
Pence’s China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold War (B)
Nearly half of German firms expect growing trade strains with U.S.: survey (R)
Path Grows Rockier for Trump’s Saudi Policy (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Ford hits the road in Miami, in a big bet on autonomous vehicles, ride sharing and delivery services (C)
Energy: Where to Find Bargains Among Oil and Natural-Gas Stocks (BR)
Media: Here’s why Disney is deepening its footprint in mobile gaming in a team-up with Jam City (C)
Retail: Black Friday Shoppers Beware: Online Shopping Gets More Complicated (W)
Retail: These Retailers Have Learned How to Beat Amazon (BR)

Corporate finance
Buying Stakes in Private-Equity Firms, Not Just Their Funds, Pays Big (W)

Technology
What’s the Next Big Thing in Tech? It’s Up to Us (W)

Offbeat
The California Wildfires’ Financial Toll (BR)
California Firefighters Battle Exhaustion From Perpetual Blazes (W)
Power outages and bank runs: Here are the ‘cyber 9/11’ scenarios that really worry the experts (C)
Why a new discovery in outer space means humans should keep an ‘open mind’ about extraterrestrial life (C)