wiar 01-31-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

January 31 (Thursday)

Markets
Dow surges more than 400 points to above 25,000 after Fed signals patience with rate hikes (C)
Big Thumbs-Up From Wall Street After Fed Signals Patience on Rates (N)
Treasury to Scale Back Borrowing Plans in Early 2019 (W)

Central banks
Fed Signals Hold on Rate Increases (W)
The Fed’s Mysterious Pause (W)
Jerome Powell says the Fed did not change course on interest rates in response to Trump (C)

Emerging
Venezuela Marks the First Step in U.S. Plan to Reshape Latin America (W)

US politics
Warren Faults ‘Capitalism Without Rules’ in Pushing Wealth Tax (B)

Geopolitics & trade
Trade Talks With China Open in Washington, as Obstacles Abound (N)
What Can the U.S. Sell China? Services (W)
Foxconn Backpedals on Wisconsin Factory, Shifts Focus to Research (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla shares fall after company posts fourth-quarter profit that misses expectations, replaces CFO (C)
Autos: Tesla says it has enough cash to ‘comfortably settle’ its $920 million bond payment due March 1 (C)
FAANGs: Facebook soars after it crushes earnings, posts record profit (C)
FAANGs: Apple’s China Problem May Require a New iPhone (W)
FAANGs: Apple Is Planning 3-D Cameras for New iPhones in AR Push (B)
FAANGs: New York Opens Investigation Into Apple FaceTime Bug (W)
Industrials: GE Faces a Capital Dilemma Over Its Jet-Leasing Business (W)
Tech: Microsoft slips on revenue miss (C)
Tech: Microsoft’s Gains Tempered by Chip Shortages (W)
Tech: Qualcomm Expects Another Drop in Revenue (W)

Offbeat
Temperatures Plunge to Lowest Levels in Decades in Midwest (W)