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Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

October 04 (Friday)

Markets
Stocks Bounce Back on Hopes for Rate Cut (W)
The Dow Was Down Because the Market Is Really Worried About the U.S. Economy (BR)
Euro Drifts Toward Its Lowest Level Against Dollar In Years (W)

Central banks & IMF
Fighting Against the Bank of Japan May Not Be Crazy After All (B)
IMF’s New Chief Vows to ‘Fix the Roof’ Before Storm Hits (W)

US
Services Stumble Threatens Sharper Slowdown (W)
New plunge in mortgage rates could save borrowers thousands of dollars (C)
All Signs Point to Soft U.S. Jobs Report After Run of Weak Data (B)

US politics
Adam Schiff says Trump asking China to investigate Biden is ‘a fundamental breach’ of his oath of office (C)
Trump signs executive order on Medicare, says he won’t let Democrats steal your health care (C)
Sanders to Participate in Ohio Debate (C)

Geopolitics & trade
Trump Removed Ukraine Envoy After Complaints From Giuliani, Others (W)
State Department approves possible $39 million Javelin missile sale to Ukraine amid Trump impeachment probe (C)
Hong Kong to Invoke Emergency Powers to Tackle Protests (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla Sets Record for Car Deliveries, but Challenges Remain (W)
Autos: Cars’ Pedestrian-Safety Features Often Fail, Study Finds (W)
Consumer: PepsiCo Revenue Climbs, but Profit Drops on Higher Expenses (W)
FAANGs: Barr Presses Facebook on Encryption, Setting Up Clash Over Privacy (W)
FAANGs: Facebook Must Remove More Content if Ordered, EU Rules (W)
Industrials: Industrial Stocks Poised for Their Worst Week Since December (W)
Media: Amazon Clashes With Disney Over Terms for Offering Apps in Fire TV (W)
Pharma: Trump suggests without evidence that pharmaceutical industry could be pushing impeachment probe (C)
Retail: Costco’s Profit Falls Just Short of Investors’ High Expectations (B)
Tech: New Uber App Pairs Gig Workers With Employers (W)
Utilities: PG&E May Rank Among Most Expensive Bankrupty Cases Ever Filed (B)

Offbeat
Vaping illness outbreak surpasses 1,000 cases, 18 deaths with no sign of slowing, CDC says (C)
‘Joker’ Review: The Laugh’s on Us (W)