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January 16 (Thursday)

Stocks touch record highs before giving up most of those gains into the close C
Dow closes above 29,000 after China and U.S. sign trade truce R
Weakening Dollar Could Lift Commodities in 2020 W

Central banks
The Era of Fed Power Is Over. Prepare for a More Perilous Road Ahead. W
Fed’s Beige Book Reports Continued Modest Growth W

Opinion: Inflation may be muffled, but the business cycle isn’t dead yet MW

US politics
The seven Democrats who will prosecute Trump sent impeachment articles to the Senate. Here’s what’s next. NN
Trump impeachment: Was someone tracking the U.S. ambassador in Kiev? R
The Warren-Sanders feud just got way uglier NN

Geopolitics & trade
What’s in (and Not in) the U.S.-China Trade DealN
Here’s what China agreed to buy from the US in the phase one trade deal C
U.S. and China tiptoe around holes in new trade agreement R
China trade truce is seen as ‘fragile’ with analysts still seeing more tariffs as a possibility C
Businesses Laud Trade Deal, Want China Tariffs to End W
The $95 Billion Centerpiece of the Trade Deal Is Already In Doubt B
Putin shake-up could keep him in power past 2024 R

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla sales employees petition for higher base pay after commission cuts in 2019 C
Financials: JP Morgan admits to `terrible customer experience’ in response to discrimination allegations C
Financials: U.S. Banks, Card Companies Catch a Break in China Trade Deal W
Manufacturing: Alcoa Incurs Loss, but Predicts Improved Demand W
Media: NBCUniversal’s Peacock ends phase one of the streaming era C
Retail: The real warning in Target’s holiday sales: Toys are in trouble C

Corporate finance
T-Mobile, Sprint Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as Trial Ends W

‘Little Women’ and ’1917′ should cash in at the box office from Oscar nod C

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