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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 12 (Friday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Inch Lower Ahead of Quarterly Earnings (W)
Analysts believe the stock market will set a record soon and these names are going to lead the way (C)
The Long Bull Market Has Failed to Fix Public Pensions (W)
U.S. Natural-Gas Market Is Taking Cues From China (W)

Central banks
Fed Vice Chair Clarida sees no need for a move either way on interest rates (C)
Economists See Fed On Hold at Least Through 2021 (W)
Fourth GOP senator opposes Trump Fed pick Herman Cain, effectively ending his path to confirmation (C)
Former Fed Chief Yellen Offers a Warning to Trump’s Latest Central Bank Picks (W)

US
Former SEC lawyer sounds alarm on ‘the greatest retirement crisis’ in history (MW)

US politics
Elizabeth Warren Proposes New Corporate Tax (W)

Europe
Brexit Hard-Liners Reassess: Maybe We Overplayed Our Hand (W)
May Hints at Customs Compromise With Labour: Brexit Update (B)

Geopolitics & trade
China Sweetens Its Cloud Offer in U.S. Trade Talks (W)

Industries & companies
Aerospace: Boeing Has Called 737 Max 8 ‘Not Suitable’ for Certain Airports (B)
eCommerce: Jeff Bezos snubbed eBay in his annual shareholder letter, sending the stock sliding (C)
Financials: Shadow banking is now a $52 trillion industry, posing a big risk to the financial system (C)
Financials: Frustrated by the Tech Industry, Small Banks Start to Rebel (W)
Health Care: What ‘Medicare for All’ would do to the health-care sector (MW)
Media: Cord-Cutters’ Savings Shrink as Online TV Services Raise Prices (W)

Corporate finance
Bidder for Disney’s Sports Networks Accuses Charter of Undermining Sale Process (W)

Technology
Who Comes to the Rescue of Stranded Robots? Humans (W)

Offbeat
OMB Proposes Slashing Waiting Period for Comments on Economic Reports (W)
Black Hole Excitement Sparks Speculation in China’s Stock Market (B)
Israeli spacecraft Beresheet falls short of history as moon landing fails in final moments (C)