Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Industrials, techs lift Wall Street, health stocks limit gains

[CNBC] Justice Department calls AT&T deal for Time Warner 'illegal' and 'harmful' to consumers

[CNBC] The debt time bomb that keeps growing and now equals nearly half of US GDP

[Bloomberg] Yellen Says She'll Leave Fed Once Powell Sworn in as Chair

[Bloomberg] Merkel Says She Prefers New Elections Over Minority Government

[CNBC] The stock market is 'dancing on the rim of a volcano,' warns investment bank

[Bloomberg] China's $15 Trillion Problem: Investors Don't Believe in Losses

[Bloomberg] A Trader Called the ‘VIX Elephant’ Is About to Rock Volatility Options

[Reuters] Trump: U.S. designates North Korea a state sponsor of terror, triggering sanctions

Monday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rebound in Short Week for U.S. Exchanges: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Merkel’s Attempt to Form a New German Government Collapses

[Bloomberg] China Clampdown Signals ‘New Era’ for $15 Trillion in Funds

[CNBC] Chinese shadow banking has slowed — but that's not as good as it seems

[Bloomberg] A Boring Week in U.S. Stocks Masks a Roaring Appetite for Hedges

[Bloomberg] Rural-Phone Crisis: $48 Billion of Junk Debt Hangs Over Industry

[Bloomberg] Once-Hot Apartment Construction Cooling as U.S. Housing Engine

[Reuters] Japan PM Abe: Govt and BOJ to work together to beat deflation

[WSJ] U.S. Rebuffs China’s Charm Offensive, Edging Closer to Trade War

[WSJ] Growing Gas Glut Threatens West Texas Oil Boom

[WSJ] How China’s Acquisitive HNA Group Fell From Favor

[FT] Angela Merkel faces worst political crisis of her career

[FT] EU leaders warn on risks of Berlin power vacuum

[NYT] Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel