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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 05 (Friday)

Markets
Stocks Rise as U.S.-China Trade Talks Continue (W)
Opinion: Stocks predict boom, bonds predict gloom, — which signal should you believe? (MW)
Is Money Easy or Tight? It Depends on the Stock Market (W)

Central banks
Trump’s possible pick of Cain to Fed indicates fury at last year’s rate hikes (MW)
Fed’s Harker Sees at Most One Rate Rise in 2019, Another In 2020 (W)

US
Friday’s jobs report could eliminate market’s recession fears (C)
Economists Expect Hiring Rise, Wage Gains in March Jobs Report (W)
Home prices hit a record, as higher-end listings dominate this spring’s market (C)

Europe
German Manufacturing Slump Piques Fears Over Europe’s Flagship Economy (W)
Fearing a No-Deal Brexit, British Companies Hoard Like It’s Wartime (W)

US politics
Ohio Rep. Ryan Enters 2020 Presidential Race (W)

Geopolitics & trade
US, China make progress on trade, but enforcement is still a big sticking point (C)
Trump Says U.S.-China Trade Deal Close (W)
Trump Talks Up ‘Monumental’ China Trade Deal That Isn’t Done Yet (B)
Trump delays closing US-Mexico border for at least a year (C)
U.S. conducted secret surveillance of China’s Huawei, prosecutors say (R)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Boeing under pressure as Ethiopian investigators point crash blame to 737 Max software (C)
Autos: Tesla stock roiled by ‘ugly’ delivery numbers (MW)
Autos: Elon Musk’s job at Tesla likely safe even if held in contempt in SEC case (R)
FAANGs: Amazon’s Rise in Ad Searches Dents Google’s Dominance (W)
FAANGs: Amazon Is Making a Rival to Apple’s AirPods as Its First Alexa Wearable (B)
Health Care: CVS, Walgreens Look to the Chronically Ill for a Pharmacy Cure (W)

Offbeat
Jeff Bezos to keep 75% of couple’s Amazon stock after finalizing divorce (C)