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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

March 25 (Monday)

Markets
China’s Huge Bond Market Is Coming to an ETF Near You Soon (W)

Central banks
The Fed Admits the Markets Were Right (BR)

US
Aided by Strong Economy, U.S. Labor Force Beats Forecasts (W)
Trump’s tax cuts will boost the US economy for two more years at most, says Nobel Prize winner (C)
Opinion: 9 reasons why the housing market risks hitting a perfect storm (MW)

Europe
Brexit up in the air as May pushes divorce deal for third time (R)

China
China confident of achieving key 2019 economic targets, vice premier says (R)
Apple’s Cook to China: keep opening for sake of global economy (R)

US politics
Mueller did not find enough evidence that Trump obstructed justice or conspired with Russia: AG Barr (C)
Read Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings (C)
Trump responds to Mueller findings: ‘No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!’ (C)
Trump’s bold claims about cutting red tape give Democrats a possible weapon in 2020 election (C)

Geopolitics & trade
U.S.’s Lighthizer, Mnuchin to travel to China for trade talks: White House (R)

Industries & companies
Airlines: American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights a day as Boeing 737 Max remains grounded (C)
Aerospace: Fast-Tracked Boeing Aircraft Certification Comes Under Scrutiny (W)
FAANGs: With the iPhone Sputtering, Apple Bets Its Future on TV and News (W)
FAANGs: Amazon to Whole Foods Online Delivery Customers: We’re Out of Celery, How’s Kale? (W)

Corporate finance
Investors Should Steer Clear When Lyft Goes Public (BR)
Bayer’s Deal for Monsanto Looked Like a Winner. Now It Looks Like a Lesson in How Not to Do M&A (BR)

Offbeat
How Your Kids Can Ruin Your Retirement — and How to Make Sure They Don’t (BR)