wiar 03-14-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

March 14 (Thursday)

Markets
S&P 500 Hits Four-Month High on Economic Data (W)
Tripling Down on Oil Is Paying Off, but Not Everyone’s a Fan (W)
British pound surges the most in nearly two years after UK lawmakers vote to reject a no-deal Brexit (C)

US
U.S. core capital goods orders rebound; inflation muted (R)
U.S. Producer Prices Remained Tame in February (W)
U.S. construction spending posts biggest increase in nine months (R)

Europe
Brexit set for delay after May wounded by rejection of ‘no-deal’ (R)
Reining in Big Tech: A Middle Way (W)
Spotify Accuses Apple of Stifling Competition in EU Complaint (W)

US politics
Even SALT-Pinched Minnesotans Flocking to ‘Last Great Tax Haven’ (B)
Manafort Sentenced to 43 Additional Months in Prison (W)

Geopolitics & trade
U.S. says Iran has lost $10 billion in oil revenue due to sanctions (R)

Industries & companies
Aerospace: US grounds Boeing 737 Max planes, citing links between 2 fatal crashes (C)
Autos: Fiat Chrysler to Recall Nearly 863,000 Vehicles After Emission Tests (W)
Health Care: Everything we know about Haven, the Amazon joint venture to revamp health care (C)
FAANGs: Facebook faces criminal probe into data deals: NYT (C)
Financials: JPMorgan Chase to Open 90 Branches This Year (W)
Industrials: How GE Built Up and Wrote Down $22 Billion in Assets (W)
Restaurants: Starbucks Races Coffee Rival in China (W)
Technology: Facebook has been down for hours, Instagram and WhatsApp also affected (C)
Wireless: How Much for 5G? Verizon Says $10 Extra Per Month (W)

Corporate finance
SoftBank, Others in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in Uber’s Self-Driving Unit (W)

Technology
China Gains on U.S. in Highly Cited AI Research (W)
‘We Know Them. We Trust Them.’ Uber and Airbnb Alumni Fuel Tech’s Next Wave. (N)

Offbeat
At USC, Admissions Cheating Scandal Runs Deeper (W)
Scientists Call for Moratorium to Block Gene-Edited Babies (W)