wiar 03-15-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

March 15 (Friday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Waver Amid Trade, Growth Tensions (W)
Investors Embrace Riskier Sectors as Stocks Extend Rebound (W)
Why some investors say tech stocks are becoming less risky (MW)

Global
Why the Worst May Already Be Over for the Global Economy (B)

US
U.S. data underscores slowing growth, muted inflation (R)
U.S. New-Home Sales Fell in January (W)
Economists Cut Forecasts for Jobs, Economic Growth (W)

China
China’s Slowdown Already Hit Its Factories. Now Its Offices Are Hurting, Too. (N)

US politics
Trump tweets ‘VETO!’ after Senate votes to block his border emergency declaration (C)
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is a media darling, but many Americans still don’t have an opinion of him (C)
O’Rourke Enters 2020 Race, Bringing Fund-Raising Clout (W)

Geopolitics & trade
China suggests linking an official state visit by Xi to a US trade deal, sources say (C)
China Aims to Placate U.S. With Trade-Secret Theft Ban (W)
Mnuchin’s Hollywood Ties Raise Ethical Questions in China Talks (N)

Industries & companies
Aerospace: Boeing Analysts Say Best Case Is 6-Week Grounding, Software Fix (B)
Aerospace: Ethiopian Airlines Crash Highlights FAA’s Diminished Global Clout (W)
Autos: Elon Musk Set to Unveil a New Tesla for the Masses (W)
FAANGs: Facebook blames ‘server configuration change’ for its longest outage ever (C)
FAANGs: Apple says it’s trying to keep people from overusing its products — it doesn’t seem to be working, according to this chart (MW)
Financials: Goldman Sachs Says It Plans to Cut 65 Investment-Banking Jobs (B)
Industrials: GE Warns of Another Year of Falling Profits (W)
Retail: Walmart’s Food-Delivery Challenges: Patchwork of Drivers, Tolls, Crowded Aisles (W)
Tech: Oracle’s Cloud Growth Tempers Expectations (W)

Offbeat
Robert Kraft case reveals how police can secretly install cameras inside a private business (C)
Class-action lawsuit filed against 8 colleges in admissions bribery scandal (C)
Bribing your way to college? Do the math, it may not pay (R)