Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] S&P, Dow lower after Commerce Secretary Ross's trade comment

[CNBC] Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross: The US is ‘miles and miles’ from a trade deal with China

[Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims lowest since 1969

[Reuters] ECB to acknowledge weak growth but keep policy unchanged

[Reuters] Highlights: Draghi comments at ECB press conference

[Reuters] Maduro rival Guaido claims Venezuela presidency with U.S. backing

[CNET] Microsoft's Bing search engine blocked in China

[NBC] Russia warns U.S. against military intervention in Venezuela

[WSJ] Europe’s Political Funk Sets Back Its Economy

[WSJ] China, After Years of Market Meddling, Tries a Lighter Touch

[FT] US and China trade officials set to hold critical negotiations

[FT] Fear of March madness looms over Davos

[Bloomberg] German Manufacturing Slump Casts Cloud Over Europe's Economy

[Bloomberg] Prolonged Shutdown Risks Fading Appeal of Dollar, Treasuries

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Can't Shake Fears That Spurred December's Bloodbath

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street edges higher as upbeat earnings dampened by trade, shutdown woes

[CNBC] Trump’s outside China advisor says there will not be a breakthrough in trade talks soon

[Reuters] Momentum gathers behind British lawmakers' bid to stop no-deal Brexit

[CNBC] Government debt hits record $66 trillion, 80% of global GDP, Fitch says

[CNBC] More homes are for sale, but fewer are affordable

[Reuters] PG&E sees cost to comply with judge's wildfire plan at $75 bln-$150 bln

[CNBC] A $1,000 emergency would push many Americans into debt

[CNBC] Billionaire Ken Griffin buys New York penthouse for $238 million, the most expensive US home ever sold