wiar 12-24-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

December 24 (Monday)

Markets I
In the Stock Market, It’s a Dog-Eat-Dow World (W)
‘Just call it what it is’: BofA’s Stephen Suttmeier declares a bear market (C)
Why Wall Street is freaking out and economists aren’t (NN)
The Worst May Not Be Over for Tech Stocks (BR)

Markets II
Presidents play with fire when they brag about the stock market (NN)
Where To Find Treasures in Europe’s Bear Market (BR)
Gas Prices Are Falling, but Refiners Keep Making More (W)

Central banks
Yes, the Fed Cares What the Stock Market Does (BR)
A Vocal Minority Is Echoing Trump’s Concern About Fed Tightening (B)

US
Once Hot Housing Market Likely to Cool Further in 2019 (W)

China
China Applies Xinjiang’s Policing Lessons to Other Muslim Areas (W)

US politics
For Trump, ‘a War Every Day.’ Waged Increasingly Alone (N)
Trump Foundation Will Dissolve, ‘Accused of Shocking Pattern of Illegality” (N)
Top Trump aide says government shutdown may go into New Year (R)
James Mattis to depart Pentagon by January 1; Trump to name acting Defense Secretary (C)

Geopolitics & trade I
China’s Hacking State (W)
Behind the Myth of China’s Great Technology Grab (B)
China mulls new foreign investment law
Canada Presses China on ‘Arbitrary’ Detention of Citizens (N)

Geopolitics & trade II
China’s Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe’s telecom market
Is China getting too close to Israel?
Days before he resigned, US envoy Brett McGurk warned that ISIS will take years to defeat (C)

Industries & companies
FAANGs: Amazon to Lease 10 More Freighters from Air Transport Services (W)
Health Care: The Right Rx for Health-Care Investors (BR)
Retail: Retailers Wrapping Up Holidays With Cheer (W)
Tech: Evan Spiegel’s Imperious Style Made Snapchat a Success—Until Users Fled (W)
Tech: Tech’s Next Act (BR)

Offbeat
The top 10 YouTube influencers earned $180.5 million in 2018 (C)