February the 22nd Gilets jaunes SITREP | The Vineyard of the Saker

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22-02-19 06:17:00,

by the French Saker for the Saker Blog

The Yellow vest crisis is gaining steam, specially by exposing the hypocrisy of these elite sectors: the media and its journalists and experts, the government and its police, the judiciary and its powerful prosecutors. The Yellow vest crisis makes them completely freaking out and that can be clearly seen in their reactions. Responding with batons and grenade shots, lawsuits and mass incarcerations, sarcasms, insults and systematic denigration of the movement, all these reactions, worthy of a paranoid state, only lead to exposing, in front of all the French, those so-called elites who, moreover, are thinking that they are social-progressive and are THE rampart against fascism. Totally blind to themselves. The show is quite ugly to see.

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Do you see it Macron? The movement is drastically loosing steam

Act 14, Saturday the 15th of February: According to the Ministry of the Interior, 41,500 people demonstrated in France at 7:00 pm. According to a police syndicate, at 3:30 p.m., there were already 230,000 demonstrators.

The police violence

Each new act brings its share of police violence, even if it seems, according to those on the ground, that it is slowing down. The government may be beginning to understand that they cannot discourage the people and that they are therefore counterproductive.

In homage to all the wounded of this popular revolt, here is the most touching video. Fiorina, 20 years old, lost an eye due to a grenade caught in the head while, as she recounts, she was on the sidewalk opposite the hooligans. The CRS did not target the hooligans but those across the street, as she explains. Doctors will soon put a prosthesis to give her back a more normal appearance.

On this video we see a cop throwing tear gas at elderly bystanders not even wearing a Yellow vest.

This one is a presentation of the different victims who have been amputated or lost an eye

In this one we clearly see nurses being attacked with tear gas while treating an injured person.

In this one, a young girl simply sitting on the floor is violently arrested and handcuffed.

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Alert: This would be the plan for next February 23, 2019 | The Vineyard of the Saker

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21-02-19 11:41:00,

by Juan Martorano

translated by: Anasource: https://www.alainet.org/es/articulo/198211

Today we allow ourselves to alert everyone, through these lines, to alert of the possible actions to expect next Saturday 23rd of February of 2019, aimed at generating a “False Flag” Operation, with the purpose of justifying an eventual armed incursion into Venezuelan territory. This information has been gathered through social intelligence sources, hoping that the organs to which it corresponds will act accordingly.

The information referes to the call that some groups linked to the Venezuelan opposition have made to “pranes” (Venezuelan name for mafia bosses) as well as other members of criminal gangs which would take from Caracas and other states to San Cristóbal, in the Táchira (Colombian border) state. They would be paid in dollars in order to shoot the FANB troops guarding the border posts and against the people who will be receiving “humanitarian aid” in the demonstration called by Guaidó for that day.

Likewise, it should be noted that many young people from all states of the national geography and especially from border states have been summoned, in order to originate a high-impact triggering event, which has the potential to cause a great national commotion. That would be the signal for the military plan of aggression against Venezuela to be activated.

In that order of ideas, we have also proceeded to call many innocent people, the alleged volunteers announced by Juan Guaidó, and most of them from the western states of the country (do not forget the Venezuelan “half-moon”, ndt: States of Zulia, Tachira and Merida, all boarding Colombia). These people undoubtedly require medicines and other supplies, but the plan consists on using them as victims in the framework of the hidden agenda that the opposition handles for that day.

It is evident that just as on April 11, 2002, they are preparing an entire media scenario aimed at delegitimizing the current government led by Nicolás Maduro to justify the deployment of an armed action on Venezuelan territory, creating a supposed liberated zone in the Táchira state.

As several analysts have warned, and because the first plan failed for reasons beyond control of their planners, now this new attack is prepared based on following assumptions that we have received in the same way:

1.- Guaidó declared on February 23 that “humanitarian aid will enter through Cúcuta”.

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Frontrunning: February 28

28-02-18 03:15:00,

  • Dick’s Raises Age for Gun Buyers, Won’t Sell Assault Weapons (WSJ)
  • How Defective Guns Became the Only Product That Can’t Be Recalled (BBG)
  • The First Day of School After Florida Shooting (WSJ)
  • NFL Partners With Pizza Hut After Split With Papa John’s (WSJ)
  • Manafort Joined Trump as Ukraine Work Dried Up (BBG)
  • Summers Warns Next U.S. Recession Could Outlast Previous One (BBG)
  • GM Is Raking In the Cash (BBG)
  • Goldman Sachs, Adviser to the Elite, Wants to Be Your Local Bank (WSJ)
  • U.S. regulators examine Wall Street’s Volcker rule wish list (Reuters)
  • State Health Policies Show Stark Divide Along Party Lines (WSJ)
  • In Syria, Foreign Powers’ Scramble for Influence Intensifies (WSJ)
  • Mogul Is $13 Billion Richer After Leaving NYC for China (BBG)
  • China’s military flexes muscles for domestic objective: more funding (Reuters)
  • Lowe’s Punished by Investors for Not Growing Like Home Depot (BBG)
  • Cyprus’s Anastasiades says no peace talks as natgas standoff persists (Reuters)
  • Big Short’s Eisman Says U.S. Bank Outlook Is Best Since 1990s (BBG)
  • Forecasts for Oil Prices Rise for Fifth-Straight Month (WSJ)
  • Musk’s Dream of Space-Based Internet Sent Others Crashing to Earth (BBG)
  • Bayer to win EU approval for $62.5 billion Monsanto deal (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Amazon.com Inc acquired Ring, maker of video doorbells, in a deal valued at more than $1 billion, giving the online giant a bigger foothold in the burgeoning internet business of home security. on.wsj.com/2HQ7KzX

– The White House downgraded the security clearance of senior adviser Jared Kushner last week as part of White House chief of staff John Kelly’s push to tighten control of classified information inside the Trump administration.

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Frontrunning: February 23

23-02-18 01:51:00,

  • China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted (Reuters)
  • How Deal-Hungry Anbang Went From Waldorf to Woe (BBG)
  • Anbang and the Financialization of China’s Economy (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Stance on Gun Laws Raises Pressure on Congress (WSJ)
  • Chance of halting Brexit now close to 50:50, says leading campaigner (Reuters)
  • May’s Cabinet Backs the Brexit Plan the EU Is Poised to Reject (BBG)
  • VIX Funds Face Fresh Scrutiny From U.S. Regulators (BBG)
  • ‘There was a mistake made’: No. 2 FBI official addresses criticism over fumbled tip on Nikolas Cruz (WaPo)
  • How Tesla and Google Jets Could Enrich a Money-Losing Gold Miner (BBG)
  • Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea as South prepares for talks (Reuters)
  • Walmart’s Big Bet on Home Delivery Hasn’t Paid Off Yet (BBG)
  • Wall Street May Be Rethinking Its Relationship With Guns (BBG)
  • Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks (Reuters)
  • When ‘Married, Filing Separately’ Lowers Your Tax Bill (WSJ)
  • Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria’s Afrin region (Reuters)
  • Watch Wall Street Analysts Lose Their Mind Over Free Candy (BBG)
  • Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist (Reuters)
  • Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy after refiner bankruptcy (Reuters)
  • General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion (BBG)
  • Figure skating: Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– China’s insurance regulatory agency Friday took control of hard-charging, acquisitive Anbang Insurance Group, saying the action is needed to avoid a collapse of the firm following suspected illegal activity and the downfall of its once-highflying chairman.

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Frontrunning: February 21

23-02-18 11:40:00,

  • Investors Await Fed Minutes for Clues on Rate Rises (WSJ)
  • Democrats Counter GOP Tax-Cut Pitch by Warning of Long-Term Pain (BBG)
  • Trump Jr: ‘Nonsense’ That Family Is Profiting From Presidency (BBG)
  • America’s Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil (WSJ)
  • GM eyes 10-year $2.8 billion investment in South Korea (Reuters)
  • Over half of Japan firms do not plan base pay rise this year (Reuters)
  • Evangelical Preacher Billy Graham Has Died (BBG)
  • Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters (Reuters)
  • Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid by $3 per share (Reuters)
  • Bump Stock Prices Soar After Trump Proposes Ban (BBG)
  • Investment star Alan Howard’s comeback hits headwind (Reuters)
  • New Jersey Transit’s Hidden Danger: Bad Brakes, Bare Wires, Rotten Parts (BBG)
  • Behind walls of his mansion, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe turns 94 (Reuters)
  • Russian Trolls Tweeted Disinformation Long Before U.S. Election (WSJ)
  • Dish Network profit surges on $1.2 billion U.S. tax law benefit (Reuters)
  • Nobody Wants to Let Google Win the War for Maps All Over Again (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Qualcomm Inc pumped new life into its bid for NXP Semiconductors raising its offer to $44 billion and locking up support from key stakeholders— a move Broadcom Ltd had warned could prompt it to end its $121 billion pursuit of Qualcomm. on.wsj.com/2CykyXN

– A federal judge undercut AT&T Inc plans to argue that the Justice Department is challenging its acquisition of Time Warner Inc for political reasons, ruling that the company can’t have information on internal government deliberations. on.wsj.com/2CCr7Zu

– New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he would seek to improve coordination among schools, law enforcement and state agencies to prevent school violence in response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland.

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Frontrunning: February 19

19-02-18 02:29:00,

  • Russian Curler Fails Drug Test, Authorities Explore Sabotage Possibility (WSJ)
  • Here’s Who Is Winning in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (BBG)
  • Russian magnate Deripaska to quit roles at his two biggest firms (Reuters)
  • Iranian Airline Bought U.S. Jet Parts Through Front Firms (WSJ)
  • One CEO Says Dalio Will Lose on European Bank ‘Big Short’ (BBG)
  • For timing of Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve (Reuters)
  • U.S. Oil Exports Go Up a Gear as Supertanker Sets Sail for China (BBG)
  • Family Who Housed Florida Shooter Describes the Days Before the Attack (WSJ)
  • This Short Seller Pressed ‘Tweet.’ Then the FBI Showed Up (BBG)
  • Latvia’s banking sector rocked by U.S. probe, central bank chief’s detention (Reuters)
  • Trump blasts Oprah over 60 Minutes episode (Reuters)
  • Why Was Facebook So Easy to Hijack? (WSJ)
  • Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syria (BBG)
  • The Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the Mueller indictments (WaPo)
  • Sweden Is Getting Worried About Its Cashless Society (BBG)
  • Why the iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia (WSJ)
  • U.S. Oil Exports Go Up a Gear as Supertanker Sets Sail for China (BBG)
  • This Trader Quietly Built a Real Estate Empire in Downtown New York (BBG)
  • Private Trades in Spotify Shares to Play Key Role in Debut (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

FT

UK millennials, those born since 1981, have seen a deterioration in living standard improvements compared to the previous generation, setting them apart from most other developed nations, according to research from the Resolution Foundation think-tank.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday will initiate an effort to rebalance post-secondary education away from universities towards vocational study as she announces a long-awaited review of all aspects of tertiary education.

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Frontrunning: February 15

15-02-18 01:38:00,

  • Global Stocks Power Ahead, Unfazed by U.S. Inflation (WSJ)
  • Florida community seeks answers after 17 killed (Reuters)
  • Florida Teen Charged With 17 Murder Counts in School Attack (BBG)
  • Shooting suspect was ‘crazy about guns’ (Reuters)
  • Hedge fund Bridgewater makes $22 billion bet against European firms (Reuters)
  • Number of crypto hedge funds soars amid bitcoin volatility (Reuters)
  • Publishers Warm to Google’s Ad Blocker—but Cautiously (WSJ)
  • Shifting Alliances Make Syria’s Tangle of Wars More Dangerous (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Tax Law Could Make Divorces Bitterer (BBG)
  • EU tells Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more for users (Reuters)
  • Rise of Private Assets Is Built on a Mountain of New Debt (WSJ)
  • Doesn’t Anyone Care About Deficits Anymore? (BBG)
  • Cyril Ramaphosa elected President of South Africa (Reuters)
  • Republican Foes of Health Law Try Patch Job Ahead of Midterms (WSJ)
  • How Ramaphosa Pulled the Strings and Toppled a President (BBG)
  • Qualcomm meets Broadcom to discuss $121 billion acquisition offer (Reuters)
  • Lebanese presidency denies U.S. Secretary of State kept waiting at palace (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– AT&T Inc is considering an unusual gambit in the coming trial over its $85 billion bid to buy Time Warner Inc , seeking testimony from the Justice Department’s antitrust chief Makan Delrahim, who wants to block the merger. (on.wsj.com/2EFXB9W)

– Cisco Systems Inc said Wednesday it would repatriate $67 billion of its foreign cash holdings to the U.S. this quarter, in one of the largest repatriation plans yet revealed. (on.wsj.com/2o0H9HX)

– British officials blamed Russia for last June’s massive “Petya” cyberattack, which crippled computer networks at multinational firms including FedEx Corp and Merck & Co Inc. (on.wsj.com/2o8vuGf)

– India’s Punjab National Bank said it had uncovered an alleged scam involving some $1.77 billion in transactions at a Mumbai branch.

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Frontrunning: February 14

14-02-18 01:31:00,

  • Stocks Gain, Treasuries Steady Before Key Inflation Data (BBG)
  • AT&T Targets DOJ Antitrust Chief in Time Warner Fight (WSJ)
  • German SPD leader invokes Europe to sell coalition deal with Merkel (Reuters)
  • Why Today Could Be Huge for the VIX (BBG)
  • South African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament (Reuters)
  • An Uber Driver’s Investment Tip Confirmed Paul Britton’s Doubts on XIV (BBG)
  • Short Sellers’ Favorite Stock Bets Backfire (BBG)
  • Chipotle Picks Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol to Be Its New Chief (WSJ)
  • Walmart goes to the cloud to close gap with Amazon (Reuters)
  • Kelly’s Handling of Ex-Trump Aide Scrutinized After FBI Account (BBG)
  • GOP Split in Senate Primary Fights, Even Without Bannon (WSJ)
  • For one U.S. immigrant family, short-term public aid meant long-term security (Reuters)
  • Here’s How Many Model 3s Tesla Is Really Making (BBG)
  • Hungary submits anti-immigration ‘Stop Soros’ bill to parliament (Reuters)
  • Sponsor An Immigrant Yourself (Politico)
  • Netflix Hoards TV Talent in $300 Million Deal for ‘Glee’ Creator (BBG)
  • Netflix Signs Producer Ryan Murphy to Multimillion-Dollar Deal (WSJ)
  • UK tells charities: no more cash if you don’t come clean on abuse (Reuters)
  • Zuma Calls South African ANC’s Push for Him to Resign ‘Unfair’ (BBG)
  • As DACA Deadline Looms, Young Immigrants Plan for the Unknown (WSJ)
  • Physical oil market sends warning to OPEC: Rout might not be over (Reuters)
  • Influence Game: Bezos Comes to Washington (BBG)
  • South Korea union says GM plant closure is ‘death sentence’, threatens strike (Reuters)
  • European Banks Have a $1.2 Trillion Bad-Loan Problem (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

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Frontrunning: February 13

13-02-18 01:34:00,

  • GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout (BBG)
  • Investors start looking abroad (Reuters)
  • Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria (BBG)
  • Ex-Prosecutors Take Frustrations With Trump to the Campaign Trail (WSJ)
  • Amazon’s Latest Ambition: To Be a Major Hospital Supplier (WSJ)
  • In Shift, U.S. Signals Readiness to Talk With North Korea (WSJ)
  • Volatile Markets Make Tomorrow’s CPI Report a Reason to Worry (BBG)
  • Shale Output Hasn’t Grown This Fast Since Oil Was at $100 (WSJ)
  • Exxon Sues Its Antagonists in a Fierce Climate-Change Lawsuit (BBG)
  • PepsiCo beats sales estimates on snacks boost (Reuters)
  • OPEC Revises Crude Supply Forecasts on Higher U.S. Production (WSJ)
  • U.S. to push for ‘reciprocal tax’ on trade partners (Reuters)
  • U.S. Tax Provision May Sting Foreign Firms (WSJ)
  • Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ (BBG)
  • The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties Is Trump (BBG)
  • Iraq says $4 billion needed for new downstream oil investments (Reuters)
  • Harley CEO asks investors for patience as sales, stock slide (Reuters)
  • Don’t take the president literally, aide says, after women deride ‘macho-fascist’ Duterte (Reuters)
  • Icahn, Deason urge Xerox shareholders to oppose Fujifilm deal (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has made a takeover approach to drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp in a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats. on.wsj.com/2Ch5Gg9

– A special committee of the Wynn Resorts Ltd board said it hired Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to investigate allegations against Steve Wynn and to conduct an “expanded and comprehensive review” of the company’s internal policies to ensure “a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.”

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Frontrunning: February 12

12-02-18 07:42:00,

  • Investors Get a Reprieve From Recent Turmoil (BBG)
  • White House to Roll Out Trump Infrastructure Plan (WSJ)
  • Trump to Urge Wall, Opioid Spending While Congress Sets Its Own Course (BBG)
  • Overseas Markets Rebound After Their Worst Week in Years (WSJ)
  • Syrian frontline town divides NATO allies Turkey and U.S. (Reuters)
  • The Tax Law Is About to Make Analyzing Earnings Trickier (WSJ)
  • Record $23 Billion Flees World’s Largest ETF (BBG)
  • China’s HNA Group gets $3.2 billion credit from Citic Bank (Reuters)
  • Glitch Exploited by High-Speed Traders is Back at CME (WSJ)
  • Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won’t reveal source (Reuters)
  • Bitcoin Closes in on $9,000 as Regulatory Fears Peter Out (BBG)
  • A culprit for financial site glitches: you and your apps (Reuters)
  • China Is Winning Global Race to Control Batteries (WSJ)
  • The Fall of a Chinese Tesla Killer Threatens a California Town’s Dream (BBG)
  • Comcast May Revive Pursuit of Fox (WSJ)
  • Fox commits to Sky News independence to try to secure Sky deal (Reuters)
  • General Dynamics Buying CSRA for $6.8 Billion (WSJ)
  • Broadcom Secures as Much as $100 Billion of Debt Funding for Qualcomm Bid (WSJ)
  • Oxfam International boss says Haiti scandal ‘breaks my heart’ (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Comcast Corp is contemplating reviving its pursuit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc after its bid for the company’s entertainment assets was turned down despite being over 15 percent higher than that of eventual buyer Walt Disney Co. (on.wsj.com/2Bpq55N)

– Broadcom Ltd secured as much as $100 billion of debt financing for its hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc and enlisted two more big private-equity firms,

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Frontrunning: February 9

09-02-18 03:52:00,

  • Global Stocks Set for Biggest Weekly Fall in Years (WSJ)
  • What Just Happened? Six Views on the Correction (BBG)
  • Euro set for worst week since 2016 as dollar extends rally (Reuters)
  • Congress votes to end brief government shutdown (Reuters)
  • U.S. budget deal sets up wider fight over deficits, immigration (Reuters)
  • Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall (Reuters)
  • Jim Rogers Says Next Bear Market Will Be Worst in His Life (BBG)
  • Trump Jr. Escalates Twitter War Against Probe and Father’s Foes (BBG)
  • Pence avoids encounter with North Korean official as Olympics begin (Reuters)
  • Ex-Credit Suisse adviser sentenced to five years for “clever fraud” (Reuters)
  • AT&T, Walmart Bolster Their Tax Savings in Paying Worker Bonuses (BBG)
  • Rising Costs for Wages and Ingredients Pose New Challenge (WSJ)
  • The Corporate Giant Lurking Behind the Winter Olympics (WSJ)
  • Gulfstream, Cessna, Other Business Jet Makers Are Finally Feeling Some Lift (WSJ)
  • Mad Max violence stalks Venezuela’s lawless roads (Reuters)
  • Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ)
  • Japan to let Coincheck resume yen withdrawals Tuesday (Reuters)
  • Ten Years After the Crisis, Banks Win Big in Trump’s Washington (BBG)
  • Trump tells Israel peace means compromise; U.S. envoy under fire (Reuters)
  • Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– U.S. Congress missed a midnight deadline, failing to fund the government for a second time this year as a two-year bipartisan budget deal encountered delays in the Senate. on.wsj.com/2EeRIkY

– SandRidge Energy Inc said Thursday that Chief Executive James Bennett and Chief Financial Officer Julian Bott will leave the company as part of a shakeup amid investor pressure.

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Frontrunning: February 7

07-02-18 03:31:00,

  • Volatility Inc.: Inside Wall Street’s $8 Billion Bomb (BBG)
  • Wall Street set to fall again after Tuesday’s recovery (Reuters)
  • Congress Seeking Bigger Budget Deal While Avoiding Shutdown (BBG)
  • Merkel’s conservatives make big concessions to SPD in coalition deal (Reuters)
  • What were the chances? U.S. stock selloff sinks Probabilities Fund among others (Reuters)
  • An Inventor of the VIX: ‘I Don’t Know Why These Products Exist’ (BBG)
  • Oil World Turned Upside Down as America Sells Oil in Middle East (BBG)
  • With Yellen Out of the Picture, Get Ready for Trump vs. Powell (BBG)
  • Democratic House Hopefuls Out-Raise Vulnerable GOP Candidates (WSJ)
  • Get Ready for Most Cryptocurrencies to Hit Zero, Goldman Says (BBG
  • UK crops left to rot after drop in EU farm workers in Britain after Brexit referendum (Indep))
  • Navy Presses Mattis to Delay ‘Shock Testing’ Costliest Carrier (BBG)
  • Snap surges 24 percent after user growth bounce (Reuters)
  • Kim Jong Un’s Sister to Become First Dynasty Member to Enter South Korea (BBG)
  • Musk’s Big Questions: Can Tesla Make Model 3s and Burn Less Cash? (BBG)
  • German pay deal heralds end of wage restraint in Europe’s largest economy (Reuters)
  • Kushner, Trump Jr. May Escape Public Hearings With Help From GOP (BBG)
  • Chinese Police Go RoboCop With Facial-Recognition Glasses (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Steve Wynn, the billionaire casino visionary considered to be the architect of modern Las Vegas, resigned Tuesday as chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd in the wake of sexual-misconduct allegations detailed in a Wall Street Journal investigation last month. on.wsj.com/2BZkK1Z

– Tronc Inc is in advanced talks to sell its troubled flagship newspaper, the Los Angeles Times,

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Frontrunning: February 5

05-02-18 08:54:00,

  • U.S. Stocks Set for Sharp Drop at Open (WSJ)
  • Bitcoin Drops 10% as Cryptocurrencies Sink (BBG)
  • A decade after recession, a jump in U.S. states with wage gains (Reuters)
  • Democrats See Campaign Issue in House GOP Memo Alleging Bias (BBG)
  • Trump accuses House intel panel’s top Democrat of leaking information (Reuters)
  • How Spiking Bond Yields Could Topple a Stock Market Rally (BBG)
  • Tech Giants Are in No Rush to Spend Overseas Cash (WSJ)
  • Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open (BBG)
  • Senators Aim to End Budget Impasse With ‘Dreamers’ Bill (WSJ)
  • Warring Conservatives Force May Into New Red Line on Brexit (BBG)
  • Merkel, SPD Push Ahead in Government Talks After Missed Deadline (BBG)
  • House to Consider Releasing Democrats’ Surveillance Memo (WSJ)
  • Broadcom sweetens Qualcomm bid, calling it the final offer (Reuters)
  • The Latest Victim of China’s Great Firewall: Cryptocurrency Websites (WSJ)
  • Dear Jay: High-Powered Advice for the Incoming Fed Chairman (BBG)
  • Japan’s Famed Manufacturing Model Is Facing a Crisis (WSJ)
  • Samsung Heir Lee Freed After Court Suspends Jail Term (BBG)
  • Euro-Area Companies Boost Jobs as Output Nears 12-Year High (BBG)
  • Banks Double Down on Branch Cutbacks (WSJ)
  • Microsoft Says It’s True: Cat Videos Distract Workers (BBG)
  • U.S. consumer protection official puts Equifax probe on ice (Reuters)
  • Erdogan and pope discuss Jerusalem as scuffles break out near Vatican (Reuters)
  • Jury to hear opening statements in Waymo-Uber trial over autonomous car secrets (Reuters)
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WSJ

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Frontrunning: February 2

04-02-18 09:28:00,

  • January Jobs Report Expected to Show Pickup in Hiring (WSJ)
  • Global stocks set for biggest weekly loss since late 2016 as bond yields rise (Reuters)
  • Tech Giants Power to New Heights as Revenues Rise (WSJ)
  • Tech Bounce Fails to Hold as Jobs Angst Cools U.S. Stock Futures (BBG)
  • Bitcoin set for worst week since 2013 as crypto sell-off intensifies (Reuters)
  • Crypto Bros Are Actually a Brotherhood (BBG)
  • Wynn Calls on Staff to Rally Behind Him Amid Allegations (WSJ)
  • Texas shale tests North Sea crude as oil benchmark (Reuters)
  • Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 90 feared dead, mostly Pakistanis (Reuters)
  • Bank of America Sell Signal Rings Louder on Record Equity Inflow (BBG)
  • More victims of ex-USA Gymnastics doctor to testify as scandal widens (Reuters)
  • Deutsche Bank Posts Big Loss, Triggering Slide in Share Price (WSJ)
  • Wall Street Is Taking On More Risk Again (BBG)
  • Former Trump Aide Carter Page Was on U.S. Counterintelligence Radar Before Russia Dossier (WSJ)
  • Exclusive: U.S. to impose arms embargo on South Sudan to end conflict  (Reuters)
  • Put That Bag Down: Flyers Ignoring Safety Pleas to Grab Luggage (BBG)
  • Russia says U.S. ‘hunting’ for Russians to arrest around the world (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fined Deutsche Bank Securities Inc $70 million as regulators continue to punish attempted manipulation of interest-rate benchmarks. on.wsj.com/2ntU98O

– U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to tell lawmakers as early as Friday that he has approved the release of a classified memo that Republicans allege shows improper surveillance of one of the president’s former campaign aides, a White House official said Thursday. on.wsj.com/2nxBf0L

– CBS Corp and Viacom Inc said Thursday that their boards have formed special committees to evaluate a potential merger,

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Frontrunning: February 1

01-02-18 01:32:00,

  • Republican memo likely to be released Thursday -Trump administration official (Reuters)
  • Ex-Trump Aide Page Was on U.S. Counterintelligence Radar for Years (WSJ)
  • FBI Knew of Clinton Emails Weeks Before Alerting Congress (WSJ)
  • Facebook Reversal Lifts Markets, Though FAANG Jitters Linger (BBG)
  • How trade disputes could hurt U.S. pork exports (Reuters)
  • Dollar weakens after Fed bounce proves short-lived (Reuters)
  • Bitcoin skids to lowest since November after worst month in three years (Reuters)
  • Worries Grow That the Price of Bitcoin Is Being Propped Up (NYT)
  • How GE Went From American Icon to Astonishing Mess (BBG)
  • Deluge of Influenza Patients Forces Hospitals to Creatively Cope (WSJ)
  • A $1.5 Trillion Question in Trump’s Public Works Plan: Who Pays?  (BBG)
  • Insurers gingerly test bitcoin business with heist policies (Reuters)
  • Bored With Banking, This Former Citi Trader Went Full Crypto (BBG)
  • U.S. says military option not believed to be close for solving North Korea crisis (Reuters)
  • How J.D. Power Was Acquired by a Chinese Company Shrouded in Mystery (WSJ)
  • A Bitcoin Conference Rented a Miami Strip Club—And Regretted It (BBG)
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Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– UK Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to beat the drum for deepening trade ties and showcase her country’s global ambitions, a visit clouded by simmering discord at home over her handling of Brexit negotiations. on.wsj.com/2no6mvJ

– Pandora Media Inc will lay off 5 percent of its workforce as the internet radio company tries to rein in costs while investing in advertising technology and efforts to woo back listeners. on.wsj.com/2nqrxgK

– German media giant Bertelsmann SE on Wednesday announced it is seeking to unload one of its largest businesses which has struggled to grow in a full or partial sale.

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