wiar 01-24-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 24 (Thursday)

Markets
Dow rises more than 150 points on strong earnings from IBM, P&G and United Technologies (C)
Wall Street regulators should’ve investigated the Christmas Eve crash, Jim Cramer argues (C)

Global
The Global Boom, Barely Begun, May Be Over (W)

US
U.S. government shutdown to crimp growth, recession risk steady: Reuters poll (R)
Too Many Americans Will Never Be Able to Retire (B)
No Pay Stub? No Problem. Unconventional Mortgages Are Back (W)

Europe
Europe’s Political Funk Sets Back Its Economy (W)

China
Headlines about China’s weak growth are somewhat misleading (E)

US politics
Showdown: Trump pledges ‘alternative’ event after Pelosi blocks State of the Union (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Huawei Struggles to Counter Claims It Can Spy for China (W)
U.S. Believes It Doesn’t Need to Show ‘Proof’ Huawei Is a Spy Threat (W)
Kim Jong Un Praises Trump, Says He Expects ‘Step-by-Step’ Talks (B)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Boeing warns the shutdown could hurt its business and the overall aviation industry (C)
Autos: Ford misses profit estimates as pension and layoff costs erode earnings (C)
Autos: Tesla slashed Model S and X staff in recent layoffs (C)
Consumer: P&G Raises Outlook After Another Quarter of Strong Sales (W)
FAANGs: Amazon’s Pitch to Woo Shippers: Fewer Fees Than FedEx, UPS (W)

Technology
Inside Google’s Team Fighting to Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers (W)

Offbeat
BuzzFeed to Cut 15% of Its Workforce (W)