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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 12 (Saturday)

Markets
Earnings season may turn up some stock market winners after December’s battering (C)

US
U.S. Consumer Prices Ticked Lower in December (W)
U.S. Core Inflation Holds Steady as Energy Drags Down Main Index (B)
U.S. Restaurant Prices Jump the Most Since 2011 (B)

Japan
How Aging Japan Defied Demographics and Revived Its Economy (W)

China
As world economy stumbles into 2019, eyes turn to China (R)

US politics
Trump Ends Talks on Shutdown, Raising Odds He’ll Declare Emergency (B)
Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight (R)
What Qualifies as a National Emergency? These Historic Events Offer a Guide (B)
If the shutdown lasts two more weeks, the cost to the economy will exceed price of Trump’s wall (C)
Republican senators roll out bill that would end all future shutdowns (MW)

US politics II
Ocasio-Cortez reportedly in line for banking post, and that could be bad news for Wall Street (C)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has kick-started the Democratic tax debate with her 70% marginal rate idea (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Xi’s Top Trade Aide to Visit U.S. for Talks, Shutdown Permitting (W)
For Huawei, another week of bad headlines means the company is facing trouble on a global scale (C)
Huawei Executive Is Charged With Espionage in Poland (W)

Industries & companies
FAANGs: The Fate of Apple in China (N)
FAANGs: Apple Plans Three iPhones This Year, Plays Catch-Up on Cameras (W)
FAANGs: Amazon and Google are going to be in every aspect of your life whether you want them to or not (C)
Financials: Battered U.S. bank stocks may get a boost this year (R)
Industrials: GM Surges After Surprise Forecast for Annual Profit Gain (B)

Corporate finance
Slack Plans to Follow Spotify on Unconventional IPO Route (W)

Offbeat
Some Airport Security Lanes to Shut as Shutdown Squeezes TSA (B)