wiar 01-14-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 14 (Monday)

Markets
Goodbye to Gloom (BR)
Slow Earnings Growth, Dim Forecasts Weigh on Stocks (W)
Slashed profit expectations may set stage for gains (R)
Saudi energy minister says oil market on ‘right track’ (R)
Qatar Investment Authority aims to reach $45 billion in U.S. investments: CEO (R)

Central banks
Why the Fed Backed Off (BR)
Bank of China to enable payment in yuan on U.S. e-commerce platforms: Xinhua (R)

US
U.S. government shutdown may depress January job growth (R)

China
China to roll out measures to maintain stable employment: Xinhua (R)

US politics
The partial government shutdown is now the longest ever as Trump border wall fight rages on (C)
GOP Senator Pushes Temporary Deal to Open Government (W)
Getting rid of debt is a pressing issue for Gen X and younger boomers as retirement nears (C)

Geopolitics & trade
The White House reportedly asked the Pentagon for military plans to strike Iran (C)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Airline Stocks Are Pricing In a Downturn. We Disagree. (BR)
Autos: Small Cars Are Losing Their Place in U.S. Auto Lineups (W)
Autos: Ford has a lot riding on the Detroit auto show this year (C)
Consumer: Exclusive: PG&E talking to banks on multibillion dollar bankruptcy financing – sources (R)
FAANGs: Apple’s famous walled garden is starting to show cracks (C)
Financials: Tax Cut Helped Banks’ Earnings Growth—But Not for Much Longer (W)
Media: How ‘Aquaman’s’ $1 billion windfall is helping to lead the box-office charge of ‘B-list’ superheroes (C)
Pharma: Why Bristol-Myers Squibb Can Be a Sweet Pill for Investors (BR)
Retail: Macy’s just had its worst day ever, but there are still bargain buys in the retail space (C)

Corporate finance
Viacom Weighs Stake Sale in China (W)
The Merger That Made a U.S. Gas Giant Is Failing (W)