wiar 10-08-19

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

October 08 (Tuesday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Tick Lower as Investors Await Trade Developments (W)
Oil Prices Inch Lower as Dollar Rises Ahead of Trade Talks (W)
Hedge Funds Post the Best Performance This Year Since 2013 (B)

Central banks
Fed Chair Powell Underscores Importance of Independent Central Bank (W)

China
China’s Riskiest Form of State Borrowing Enjoys a New Boom (W)

US politics
Polls begin to signal rising impeachment threat to Trump (C)
Republican Canaries in the Impeachment Coal Mine (W)
Appeals Court Stays Order That Trump Release Tax Returns (W)
Economists Worry That MMT Is Winning the Argument in Washington (B)

Geopolitics & trade
Former Trump officials and lobbyists dined with Zelensky campaign at Trump hotel months before infamous phone call (C)
Pentagon, White House Budget Office Get Ukraine Subpoenas (W)
U.S. Adds Chinese Firms to Blacklist (W)
U.S. Blacklists Eight Chinese Tech Companies on Rights Violations (B)
Trump’s updated China blacklist slams shares of chipmaker Ambarella (C)
Republican allies blast Trump’s decision to hand northern Syria over to Turkey (C)
Trump Whipsaws on Turkey as Threat Follows Green Light on Syria (B)

Industries & companies
Aerospace: Boeing Sued by Southwest Pilots on ‘Rush’ to Sell Unsafe Max (B)
Financials: HSBC Plans Job Cuts as Interim CEO Seeks to Make His Mark (W)
Industrials: GE to Freeze Pensions for 20,000 Workers (W)
Industrials: Larry Culp’s GE Plan: a Fix, Not a Reinvention (W)
Technology: Samsung says its third-quarter profit likely fell 56% from a year earlier (C)

Corporate finance
WeWork Investors Turned Off by ‘Sloppy’ IPO Filings (W)
Group Nine to Acquire PopSugar in Latest Wave of Digital Media Tie-Ups (W)

Offbeat
Researchers find e-cigarettes cause lung cancer in mice in first study tying vaping to cancer (C)