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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 29 (Tuesday)

Markets
Dow drops more than 200 points as weak Caterpillar, Nvidia guidance stokes China fears (C)
Stock could be in for sharper decline, as Apple and other big tech firms report (C)
Opinion: Investors are interpreting the dramatic slowdown in corporate earnings all wrong (MW)

Global
The World Economy Can’t Escape Its Low-Growth, Low-Inflation Rut (N)

Central banks
BOJ May Be Attempting to Let Steam Out of the Property Market (B)
A key market sector is signaling that the Fed should stay on hold, says Jim Cramer (C)

US
Buying a House? Odds Are Rising You Have a Six-Figure Income (B)
U.S. delays fourth-quarter GDP report after government shutdown (R)

Japan
The next big innovation in Japan’s aging economy is flushable adult diapers

China
Alibaba Shows Signs of Strain as China’s Economy Shudders (B)
Citi sees stronger China wealthy client base in 2019 despite economy slowing (R)

US politics
Most Americans don’t want Trump to declare a national emergency to get his border wall (C)
Trump Accepts Pelosi’s Re-Scheduled State of Union Invitation (B)
Former Starbucks CEO hires ex-Obama aide as communications advisor as he mulls presidential run (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Goldman warned Nvidia could blow up because of China and says these companies could be next (C)
US files criminal charges in two Huawei cases, seeks extradition of CFO Meng Wanzhou (C)
U.S. Plans Suspension of Nuclear Treaty With Russia (B)
Trump Slaps De-Facto Oil Ban on Venezuela (B)

Industries & companies
Utilities: PG&E Still Plans Bankruptcy Despite Investor Proposal (B)

Technology
Boeing’s futuristic flying taxi gets off the ground in Manassas, Va. (WP)