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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

December 03 (Monday)

Markets
Dow futures surge more than 400 points after Trump and Xi agree to pause the US-China trade war (C)
Closed-End Funds Are a Good Way to Invest in MLPs (BR)

Central banks
Fed Chair Powell survives a critical week. Here’s why he faces even bigger tests in the future (C)

US
Invesco warns that November’s jobs report could spark a major market sell-off (C)
The Best Way to Save Social Security (BR)

Europe
France to consider state of emergency following fresh riots (C)

China
China Has Early Lead on Electric Commercial Vehicles (W)

Geopolitics & trade
US, China call a 90-day truce in trade war as Trump, Xi agree to continue wide ranging talk (C)
U.S., China Face Thorny Obstacles to Lasting Trade Peace (W)
Trump and China Called a Truce in the Trade War. Now What? (BR)
Trump cites ‘great success’ of G-20, but postpones press conference after George HW Bush’s death (C)
G-20 Agrees to Joint Statement, With Compromises by U.S., EU and China (W)

Industries & companies
FAANGs: Amazon Tests Its Cashierless Technology for Bigger Stores (W)
FAANGs: Facebook Is Under Fire Again. Here’s What Could Come Next. (BR)
Financials: How Progressive Is Driving Growth in Auto Insurance (BR)
Media: Paywall for HuffPost? Verizon Hunt for Web Revenue Goes Beyond Ads (W)
Tech: How Microsoft Beat Out Apple and Became the World’s Most Valuable Company (BR)

Corporate finance
US-China trade truce may breathe new life into the scuttled $44B deal between Qualcomm and NXP (C)

Technology
Mining software isn’t just for cryptocurrency — it could also be used to steal corporate secrets (C)
The ‘Netflix’ model of car ownership is on the rise for drivers who need wheels–without the debt (C)
The Boom in Big Data (BR)

Offbeat
George H.W. Bush, America’s 41st President and Father of 43rd, Dies (W)
Here Come Some Big Tax Bills for Fund Investors (W)