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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 9 (Wednesday)

Markets
Tying American Stocks to the Rest of the World (W)
Barclays becomes latest on Wall Street to slash 2019 stock forecast on fear of an earnings slowdown (C)
Lot of Moving Parts, Plenty of Opportunities for Active Investors in 2019 (MW)
Small-Cap Stocks Take On New Shine (W)

US
Small-Business Confidence in U.S. Economy Weakens (W)
Mohamed El-Erian: An economic slowdown doesn’t mean recession or financial crisis is in the cards (C)

Europe
Italy government support for Carige is temporary: PM (R)

US politics
Trump Undecided on Emergency Declaration for Border Wall (W)
Can Trump Build a Wall Under a National Emergency? (W)
Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will respond to Trump’s border wall address (C)
NYC to Fund Health Care for All, Including the Undocumented, Mayor Says (B)

Geopolitics & trade
US-China negotiators reportedly narrow differences on trade (C)
U.S., China Narrow Differences on Trade (W)
U.S.-China trade talks to continue for third day: U.S. officials (R)
China Offers Trump a Trade Peace Deal. It May Not Be Enough. (N)
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m very optimistic’ about US-China trade talks (C)
China gives long-awaited GM crop approvals amid U.S. trade talks (R)
New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria (R)

Industries & companies
Energy: BP just discovered a billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico (C)
FAANGs: Tim Cook to Apple naysayers: ‘The ecosystem has never been stronger’ (C)
FAANGs: Inside Facebook’s ‘cult-like’ workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time (C)
Retail: Court gives Sears new life, allows Chairman Eddie Lampert another chance to save retailer (C

Offbeat
No Tuition, but You Pay a Percentage of Your Income (if You Find a Job) (N)
Cancer Deaths Decline 27% Over 25 Years (W)