wiar 02-11-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

February 11 (Monday)

Markets
Investors are buying stocks and bonds at the same time, which means something has to give (C)
Stock Market Outlook: Wall Street Braves Political Risks As 2020 Election Looms (IBD)
Trade Talks to Eclipse All as Emerging-Market Bulls Take a Hit (B)

Central banks
Fed’s Daly Unsurprised Economy Is Growing More Slowly (W)
Fed Official Calls for Overhaul in Assessment of Financial-Sector Threats (W)

US
The Global Slowdown Could Soon Hit Home (BR)
Here’s why the housing market, while still risky, won’t be all bad for buyers in 2019 (C)
How Millennials Could Restore American Prosperity (BR)
Forget taking out a student loan. Purdue University has come up with a new way to pay for college (C)

Europe
ECB’s Coeuré Says Euro-Zone ‘Risks Have Moved to the Downside’ (BR)

China
China’s Bullish Start to the Year Faces a Big Test After Holiday (B)
China’s Demographic Danger Grows as Births Fall Far Below Forecast (W)

US politics I
‘This is the fight of our lives,’ Elizabeth Warren says as she formally launches her 2020 presidential bid (C)
Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar declares bid for 2020 presidential nomination (C)
Cory Booker Stumps in Iowa, Seeks Position as Obama’s Heir (W)

US politics II
Congress at an impasse as a new government shutdown looms (C)
Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’ (NBC)
AOC and Elizabeth Warren want the rich to pay a lot more in taxes — history may be on their side (C)
Washington Should Stop Bashing Billionaires (BR)
What Really Ails American Capitalism (W)

Geopolitics & trade
The Internet, Divided Between the U.S. and China, Has Become a Battleground. (W)
Mexico’s former president drops F-bomb in describing Trump’s approach to the world (C)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Boeing and Regulators Delay Jetliner Fixes Prompted by Lion Air Crash (W)
Autos: Tesla Is Cranking Out Model 3s—Now It Has to Service Them (W)
Autos: Thieves Hunt for Catalytic Converters (W)
Consumer: Prepare to Pay More for Diapers, Clorox and Cat Litter (W)

Corporate finance
BB&T CEO Shows Power of Positive Thinking in $28.2 Billion Megadeal (W)
BB&T and SunTrust: Buy the Deal but Don’t Fall for the Trend (BR)

Technology
It’s the Real World—With Google Maps Layered on Top (W)

Offbeat
The World Might Actually Run Out of People (Wired)
Bezos’s Wild Days: Lurid Selfies, Blackmail, Amazon Drama in NYC (B)
He’s studied thousands of threatening letters. Now he’s at the center of Bezos’s blackmail claims. (WP)
For ‘Inflation Guy’ (and Shiller), Medical TIPS Are ‘Holy Grail’ (B)