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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 22 (Tuesday)

Markets
Global Stocks Weaken as China’s Growth Slows (W)
U.S. stock futures fall in shortened session as China data reinforces global slowdown fears (MW)
Why Oil Prices May Hinge on U.S.-Iran Showdown (W)
Investors’ Cash Dash Adds to Stock Market’s Vulnerability (W)
A Major Market’s Major Headache: Stocks That Crash Without Warning (W)
Overseas Investment Seen Rebounding as U.S. Firms Repatriate Less Profits (W)

Central banks, IMF, & Davos
IMF says the global economic expansion is losing momentum as it cuts growth forecasts (C)
IMF, CEOs sound warnings as leaders gather in Davos (R)
Davos opens with US vs. China contest emerging as ‘the key problem of our time’ (C)
Trump is skipping Davos this year — but it probably won’t matter (C)

Europe
May refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit (R)

China
China’s economy grew 6.6% in 2018, the lowest pace in 28 years (C)
China’s Economy, by the Numbers, Is Worse Than It Looks (N)
The number of births in China hit its lowest level since 1961 (C)

US politics
Trump, Democrats Inch Closer to a Compromise (B)
Senate to Weigh Trump’s Proposal to End Shutdown, With Passage Unlikely (W)
Shutdown Hits Industries Nationwide (W)
Companies Try to Skirt Shutdown’s IPO Limbo (W)
Airport security screener absences hit a record on 31st day of partial government shutdown (C)
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Europe should stand up and compete, not blame China (C)
Huawei launches a PR offensive — but it may face a ‘literally impossible’ task (C)
The Public Face of Huawei’s Global Fight (W)
U.S. and North Korean Spies Have Held Secret Talks for a Decade (W)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Fliers Find an Old Friend on More Planes: Empty Seats (W)
Autos: Tesla sinks after cutting 7% of its workforce. Five experts weigh in on what’s next (C)
FAANGs: Google Fined $57 Million in Biggest Penalty Yet Under New European Law (W)
FAANGs: Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It. (N)
Retail: J.C. Penney Struggles to Avoid Same Fate as Sears (W)

Technology
For Industrial Robots, Hacking Risks Are On the Rise (W)

Offbeat
DoubleLine’s Jeffrey Gundlach says he’s leaving Twitter due to ‘suspicious activity’ (C)
China Moves to Punish Scientist Involved With Gene-Edited Babies (W)