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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

October 03 (Thursday)

Markets
The Dow dropped more than 800 points in two days — here’s what’s going on (C)
Wall Street tumbles as trade war threatens U.S. economy (R)
Actually, the Stock Market Has Barely Moved the Last Two Years Under Trump (B)
Investors keep their faith in Hong Kong markets despite protests (R)

Central banks
Slumping Data May Force Powell to Move to Third Cut (B)
Fed’s Williams says outlook for U.S. economy ‘mixed’ (R)

US
Slowing U.S. private hiring adds to gloom over economy (R)
For a Change, It’s the World That Is Pulling Down the U.S. Economy (W)
A key number on Thursday will reveal whether the economic slowdown is spreading (C)

Europe
Johnson’s Last-Ditch Brexit Bid Meets Skepticism in EU (W)

US politics
Trump slams impeachment probe as Democrats seek White House documents (R)
Campaign Wire: Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan to Tax Lobbying (W)

Geopolitics & trade
U.S.-China Factory Breakup Is Hard to Do (W)
US to impose tariffs on EU aircraft and agricultural products (C)

Industries & companies
Aerospace: Boeing Prioritized Costs Over Safety, Engineer Alleges (W)
Autos: GM’s U.S. Sales Up 6.3% in Third Quarter (W)
Autos: Tesla delivers a record 97,000 vehicles in third quarter, falling short of forecasts (C)
Financials: E-Trade drops commissions on trades, joining Schwab, TD Ameritrade in brokerage fee war (C)
Tech: Here’s a first look at Microsoft’s folding phone and dual-screen laptop — plus the new Surfaces (C)
Tech: Samsung Galaxy Fold: The $2,000 Phone of the Future Is Here—Please Don’t Break It (W)

Technology
Your Next Vacation Is Written on Your Face (W)

Offbeat
‘Toxic chemical fumes,’ not oils, may be causing vaping illness, Mayo Clinic researchers find (C)