wiar 02-02-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

February 02 (Saturday)

Markets
Dow Industrials Climb on Strong Earnings Reports From Exxon, Chevron (W)
Focused on Powell, markets missed signs Fed would pause (R)
Amazon jitters offset upbeat jobs data on Wall Street (R)
Big Oil Companies Finished 2018 Strong Despite Plunge in Oil Prices (W)

Central banks
Bond Titan Says Betting That Fed Hikes Are Over Is ‘Very Misguided’ (B)
Herman Cain Says He Would Be Honored to Be Considered for Fed Job (W)

US
U.S. corporate earnings trend stokes concern about 2019 outlook (R)
U.S. Factory-Sector Growth Accelerated in January (W)
Economy Notches 100th Straight Month of Increased Employment (W)
Here’s where the jobs are — in one chart (C)

Emerging markets
Corporate China Faces Wave of Losses (W)
India Beats Back Accusations It Cooked the Books to Boost Election Prospects (W)

US Politics
Trump: ‘There’s a good chance we’ll have to’ declare a national emergency to build the wall (C)
Trump to Call on Democrats to ‘Heal,’ and Bashes Pelosi Over Wall (B)
Under pressure to recalibrate, defiant Trump tackles big speech (R)
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey Launches Presidential Campaign (W)
Ex-Starbucks boss Howard Schultz’s presidential rollout got tons of attention — and didn’t go well at all (C)

Geopolitics & trade
‘Good vibe’ U.S.-China trade talks followed by soybean purchase (R)
Foxconn does damage control over Wisconsin factory (C)
China Counts the Costs of Its Big Bet on Venezuela (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: GM’s involuntary layoffs start Monday, at least 4,000 workers expected to lose jobs (C)
FAANGs: Products Yanked from Amazon in India to Comply With New E-Commerce Rules (W)
FAANGS: Amazon sellers get caught in US-China trade spat as money transfer service abruptly closes (C)
FAANGs: Apple Apologizes for FaceTime Bug, Sets Fix for Next Week (W)
Retail: The CEO of the biggest mall owner in the US says he’s nervous about more retail bankruptcies this year (C)

Corporate finance
Spotify in Talks to Buy Gimlet Media (W)
Scooter Startup Lime Is Raising $400 Million at $2 Billion Valuation (W)

Offbeat
1MDB Scandal Could Hit Pay for Goldman Execs, Including Lloyd Blankfein (W)
Major DNA Testing Company Sharing Genetic Data With FBI (B)
Patriots will win the Super Bowl according to Alexa and Cortana, but Google is pulling for the Rams (C)