Frontrunning: July 23

23-07-18 01:21:00,

  • Trump Warns Iran of ‘Consequences’ If It Threatens the U.S. (WSJ)
  • Trump, Aides Diverge Further on Russia (WSJ)
  • Bank of Japan Policy Change Speculation Roils Markets (BBG)
  • Small-Caps Surge, but Their Haven Status Is in Jeopardy (WSJ)
  • Trade Tensions Threaten Global Economic Growth, G-20 Cautions (BBG)
  • China state-backed funds sit on their hands during stock market slump (Reuters)
  • Sudden CEO Shift Jolts Fiat Chrysler (WSJ)
  • Fiat Chrysler Europe Chief to Quit After Being Passed Over (BBG)
  • Private Pension Product, Sold by Felon, Wipes Investors Out (WSJ)
  • Mortgage, Groupon and card debt: How the bottom half bolsters U.S. economy (Reuters)
  • Immigration and the Border Are Suddenly Tough Issues for Trudeau (BBG)
  • Pimco Executive Resigns After Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior (WSJ)
  • Elected Leaders Are Making the World Less Democratic (BBG)
  • Tesla shares drop after report on supplier talks (Reuters)
  • Unusual Role of the Judge Who Ordered Migrants Be Reunited (WSJ)
  • French interior minister seeks to shift blame over Macron bodyguard scandal (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Atos SE of France has struck a $3.4 billion deal to buy Syntel Inc, a U.S. based information-technology company, in a move that would give it access to some of the biggest U.S. financial-services companies. on.wsj.com/2OaGChV

– Tesla Inc has asked some suppliers to refund a portion of what the electric-car company has spent previously, an appeal that reflects the auto maker’s urgency to sustain operations during a critical production period. on.wsj.com/2JLHGFX

– The finance ministers and central bankers of the G-20 group of countries ended their meeting here with little progress on resolving global trade tensions sparked by U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with the U.S. and EU both insisting their conditions for trade talks must be met.

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Frontrunning: June 15

15-06-18 08:23:00,

Biblicism ( Wadalt: “IsraHELL did it”)    AND    TodaysFox (“I made $7000 sucking cock on the Internet”) –IT’s ALL THE SAME SPAMMER!   WELCOME  to our new Today’s Fox SPAMMING tranny:  s12940448

HELLO SPAM-LOVERS!!!   BIG UP from the SPAMMER BUNKHOUSE here in the Methfilled Valley Trailer Park in Methfilled Valley, PA.  Good to see my men powow, Leakanthrophy and Wadalt and  PrivetHedge  and our newbies  MoreSun (a real bacon-loving attack dog!) and CHEOLL and sanctificado  and  gzcekkyret  out from under the couch sucking their own dicks at 3 a.m. and back on the threads SPAMMING like a Grease Fire in the middle of the night!!!! 

Welcome newbie MoreSun talking some heavy attack shit at 3am!    DARWIN, our Master Spammer is whacked!!!

THIS is an important week here in the SPAMMER’s BUNKHOUSE (the leaking moldy single-wide in the trailer park).  This week I (we?) are celebrating SEVEN YEARS here on ZH, obsessively SPAMMING every thread we can with off-topic comments.  You see, there are dozens of “personalities” living in this one single sad SPAMMER’s sick little mind, which he calls “Spammer’s Bunkhouse.”  How sick is that? 

Each of “us” (these innumerable fake log-on’s) is represented by an ACTION FIGURE that Master Spammer (“DARWIN” is his name — can you believe that?)  lines up on his kitchen counter and TALKS TO!!  WHACK JOB!!!

SAD BUT TRUE!!  I (we?) have wasted my (our) youth (or at least the last seven years) with at least one hand in my pants and the other hand SPAMMING ZH.  Yes, indeed.  DOZENS and DOZENS (maybe hundreds) of log-on’s banned — 

“I made $7500 last week on the Internet sucking cock!”: that’s me. Biblicism: that’s me. All the porn at Celebrity-leaks: that’s me.
Daily Westerner: that’s me.
“In the news….SPAMMER broomsticked by furious readers” — registered in Nigeria) :: that’s me TOO!! 

That’s our life (all of us living in Master Spammer’s Mind): mopping the floor at the Porn Cinema at 2am, working the French Frier at SONIC (demoted from the drive-thru window ‘cuz my ZIT-covered face scared the customers), sucking cock on the Internet, and spamming ZH with an enormous Excel spreadsheet of the log-on’s of dozens of “digital friends”

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Frontrunning: June 11

11-06-18 02:11:00,

  • U.S.-Canada Trade Feud Escalates After Fraught G-7 Summit (WSJ)
  • Stocks, euro climb as calm in Italy overshadows chaotic G7 (Reuters)
  • Singapore Summit: U.S., North Korea Huddle in Last-Minute Talks (WSJ)
  • Art of the Foreign-Policy Deal: Trump’s Tactics (WSJ)
  • Mexico minister calls for ‘flexibility’ in reworking NAFTA (Reuters)
  • Italian Markets Rally After Finance Minister Commits to Euro (BBG)
  • The Return of the Political-Risk Trade (WSJ)
  • UK Data Cast Doubt Over Health of Economy (BBG)
  • Suicide bomber kills 13, including women, outside Afghan ministry (Reuters)
  • Foxconn says investigating labor conditions at China factory used for Amazon (Reuters)
  • Jaguar Land Rover to Move Discovery SUV Production to Slovakia (BBG)
  • China’s Xiaomi books $1 billion quarterly loss ahead of blockbuster IPO (Reuters)
  • Mexico leftist’s pitch to Trump: growth, not walls to fix migration (Reuters)
  • HSBC Outlines Plan to Spend $17 Billion by 2020 (BBG)
  • The Foreign Funds Making Cyprus Their Gateway to Europe (BBG)
  • China Bought Enough American Cotton Futures to Make 400 Million T-Shirts (WSJ)
  • Audi CEO Is Suspect in Diesel Case, Prosecutors Say (BBG)
  • Rolls-Royce, preparing to cut thousands of jobs, says engine problem has spread (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– KKR & Co is nearing a deal to buy Envision Healthcare Corp for $46 a share, or about $5.5 billion, in one of the largest recent leveraged buyouts. on.wsj.com/2sUfWZb

– Indian media conglomerate Star India, which is fully owned by Twenty-First Century Fox, is among the most desired assets as Walt Disney Co and Comcast Corp gear up for a possible bidding war over a big chunk of Fox. on.wsj.com/2sWNNAQ

– A United States national security panel approved Chinese conglomerate China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co’s $2.7 billion takeover of Richmond-based insurer Genworth Financial Inc ,

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Frontrunning: June 8

08-06-18 12:54:00,

  • Trump vows to ‘straighten out’ G7 trade ahead of tense meeting (Reuters)
  • With Kim, Trump trusts his gut over note cards (Reuters)
  • First Argentina, Then Turkey, Brazil. Now South Africa Reels (BBG)
  • These Are the Dealmakers Behind Trump and Kim (BBG)
  • Trump Scorns ‘Unfair Trade’ at G-7, Maps Plan to Exit Early (BBG)
  • China’s ZTE apologizes, pledges reboot after U.S. reprieve (Reuters)
  • China’s $11 Trillion Bond Market Tested by Rising Defaults (BBG)
  • Verizon CEO to Retire, Succeeded by a Newcomer (WSJ)
  • The Economic Policy Proposals of Brazil’s Top Presidential Hopefuls (BBG)
  • Inside Tesla’s Model 3 Factory (BBG)
  • German Industry’s Bad News Just Keeps Coming (BBG)
  • Money Markets See Biggest Inflows Since 2013 in Run for Cash (BBG)
  • One NYC Developer, Two Projects and $3.4 Billion of New Condos (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– A veteran Senate staffer, James Wolfe, has been indicted as part of a probe related to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information that has also obtained the records of a New York Times reporter. on.wsj.com/2LuBYcM

– China’s Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group Co on Friday said it raised around $14 billion from domestic and global investors in one of the largest private-capital raises on record. on.wsj.com/2sGXvrz

– A long-awaited watchdog report that is expected to criticize the Justice Department’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server will be released next Thursday, according to a letter to Congress from Inspector General Michael Horowitz. on.wsj.com/2kWkKd3

– Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Austria’s chancellor to organize a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Vienna this summer and the White House is pondering the offer. on.wsj.com/2Jqy3wP

– Members of Congress have begun scrutinizing Google Inc’s relationship with China’s Huawei Technologies Co, roping in another Silicon Valley giant into Washington’s escalating digital cold war with Beijing.

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Frontrunning: June 4

04-06-18 01:21:00,

  • Trump and Allies Set for Showdown Over Trade (BBG)
  • Value Investors Face Existential Crisis After Long Market Rally (WSJ)
  • Mueller-Trump Tests the Limits of Presidential Power (BBG)
  • Saudi Aramco restructures non-oil assets ahead of IPO (Reuters)
  • Czech PM rejects Merkel’s EU border force idea (Reuters)
  • California city fights poverty with guaranteed income (Reuters)
  • Buying GitHub Would Take Microsoft Back to Its Roots (BBG)
  • The Supreme Court’s Key Decisions of 2017-18 (WSJ)
  • Big Tesla investors look like firewall for Elon Musk (Reuters)
  • 1MDB scandal could yet bring some critical closure (Reuters)
  • Blockchain start-up raises more than $4bn (FT)
  • Tesla Is Rejected by One Class of Investors Who Should Love It (BBG)
  • Why Robocallers Win Even if You Don’t Answer (WSJ)
  • Republican Holdout in California Is Under Siege (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– The Trump administration is weighing an appeal from the United Arab Emirates for direct U.S. support to seize Yemen’s main port for humanitarian aid from Iranian-backed Houthi fighters, according to U.S. officials, a move they worry could have catastrophic effects on the country. on.wsj.com/2sCIczf

– SpaceX has indicated it won’t launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced, the latest sign that technical and production challenges are disrupting founder Elon Musk’s plans for human exploration of the solar system. on.wsj.com/2Hjo8qX

– Discovery Inc is making a big bet on international interest in golf. The media company, which owns channels like the Discovery channel, TLC and Eurosport, has signed a 12-year deal with the PGA Tour for rights to air its events outside the U.S. on TV and digital platforms. on.wsj.com/2HfWKub

FT

Spanish energy major Repsol SA is teaming up with Google to make use of the technology company’s big data and AI tools across its refineries.

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Frontrunning: June 1

01-06-18 12:34:00,

  • Moment of truth arrives for EU after U.S. tariffs strike (Reuters)
  • U.S. Tariffs Raise Fear of Trade War (WSJ)
  • Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister (Reuters)
  • Stocks Head for a Positive End to a Tumultuous Week (BBG)
  • May Jobs Report Expected to Show Hiring Kept Apace (WSJ)
  • Deutsche Bank’s Credit Rating Cut by S&P (ZH)
  • Deutsche Bank gets key investor backing as S&P doubts strategy (Reuters)
  • Coal lobby fights black-lung tax as disease rates surge (Reuters)
  • Trump To Grant Lifeline to Money-Losing Coal Power Plants (BBG)
  • China’s Mighty Piggy Bank Is Shrinking (BBG)
  • Stormy Daniels Lawyer Avenatti Dogged by His Own Legal Battles (WSJ)
  • Starbucks Racial Bias Training ‘Uncomfortable’ and ‘Enlightening’: Employees React (WSJ)
  • U.S. military looking at deploying anti-missile system in Germany (Reuters)
  • U.S. Opens Criminal Probe Into Trading in Fannie, Freddie Bonds (BBG)
  • Using satellites to count buildings in South China Sea (Reuters)
  • A group of Bitcoin nerds are trying to secede from America (The Outline)
  • Wall Street Firms Are Moving West. Here Come the Luxury Hotels (BBG)
  • For Master Class in Amazon’s Success, Look at Its Cloud Business (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– SoftBank Group Corp on Thursday said its $92 billion Vision Fund would invest $2.25 billion in General Motors Co’s driverless-car unit, while Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car subsidiary Waymo LLC said it would buy as many as 62,000 minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV as part of a plan to dramatically increase the number of driverless cars it has on the road in coming years. on.wsj.com/2H9BPJ0

– General Electric Co is planning to end sales of oil and natural-gas equipment later this year in Iran,

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Frontrunning: May 31

31-05-18 01:11:00,

  • Trump Is Planning to Impose EU Steel, Aluminum Tariffs (WSJ)
  • Europe will give determined response to any U.S. tariffs: Merkel (Reuters)
  • IFJ calls Russian journalist Babchenko affair ‘intolerable’ (Reuters)
  • Even a Strong Economy Might Not Save Spain’s Government (BBG)
  • Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Operations Deemed ‘Troubled’ by Fed (WSJ)
  • Soros View on Global Crisis Is ‘Ridiculous,’ Morgan Stanley CEO Says (BBG)
  • Why Wall Street Traders Aren’t Rejoicing (Yet) Over Volcker Rule (WSJ)
  • F.B.I. Official Wrote Secret Memo Fearing Trump Got a Cover Story for Comey Firing (NYT)
  • Harvey Weinstein and the Clinton Protection Racket (Coulter)
  • GM’s autonomous vehicle unit gets $2.25 billion funding from SoftBank (Reuters)
  • As U.S. Jobs Go Begging, Forget Those Monthly Gains of 200,000 (BBG)
  • In Venezuela, There’s No Traffic or Road Rage—and It’s Awful (BBG)
  • Ahead of November election, old voting machines stir concerns among U.S. officials (Reuters)
  • Russia’s Deripaska empire bets on mid-summer plan to escape U.S. sanctions (Reuters)
  • Kremlin calls staging of Russian journalist’s death in Kiev strange (Reuters)
  • Trump’s Net Worth Slides to $2.8 Billion, Lowest Since Campaign (BBG)
  • Telegram says Apple has prevented it from updating since April (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Warren Buffett earlier this year offered to invest $3 billion in Uber Technologies Inc, but the two sides couldn’t agree on the terms. on.wsj.com/2IWYk9X

– Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday that its shipments from Japan to the United States rose 22 percent in April, highlighting the problem it faces if the Trump administration makes good on threats to impose higher tariffs on imports. on.wsj.com/2kBLGyo

– Allergan PLC is exploring the sale of two relatively small businesses, its women’s-health and infectious-disease units,

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Frontrunning: May 29

29-05-18 01:18:00,

  • Italy Sparks Global Fear of Fresh Euro Crisis (WSJ)
  • Brazil Truckers Strike to Cost Government $2.6 Billion Through End of Year (WSJ)
  • Delays and poison pills: NAFTA talks run out of road (Reuters)
  • Oil Drops After Saudi-Russia Output Revival Plan Rattles Traders (BBG)
  • Italy’s fresh election risks being referendum on euro (Reuters)
  • China and Russia Push Into Iran, Exploiting Europe’s Caution (WSJ)
  • Kim Jong Un Sends Right-Hand Man to U.S. for Pre-Summit Talks (BBG)
  • Shipping Pulls Back From Iran as New Nuclear Sanctions Loom (WSJ)
  • FX Abuses Persist Even After $10 Billion in Fines, Traders Say (BBG)
  • “Everything Has Gone Wrong”: Soros Warns “Major” Financial Crisis Is Coming (ZH)
  • China $10 Trillion Shadow Bank Crackdown Has Long Way to Go (BBG)
  • iPhone Display Makers Dip on Report Apple Will Go All-OLED in 2018 (BBG)
  • In ‘Founder Friendly’ Era, Star Tech Entrepreneurs Grab Power, Huge Pay (WSJ)
  • The World Isn’t Prepared for Retirement (BBG)
  • Mexico Foiled a $110 Million Bank Heist, Then Kept It a Secret (BBG)
  • Deutsche Bank chief economist lashes out at former CEO Ackermann (HB)
  • Trudeau’s Hipster Economics Looked Great Until Trump Cut Taxes (BBG)
  • After Santa Fe School Shooting, Texas Town Grapples With Bullying (WSJ)
  • Neighbors of Lottery Winners Are More Likely to Go Bankrupt (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– U.S. software company Verint Systems Inc is in talks to buy NSO Group, an Israeli maker of cybersurveillance products, for about $1 billion. on.wsj.com/2IRcKIt

– The United States decided to defer launching a major new sanctions push against North Korea, part of a flurry of weekend moves by both sides aimed at reviving a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Frontrunning: May 23

23-05-18 01:11:00,

  • Rare Bipartisan Deal Rolls Back Postcrisis Banking Regulation (WSJ)
  • Fed Minutes to Detail Views on Inflation Overshoot, Yield Curve (BBG)
  • Turkey Heads Toward a Currency Crisis as Lira Goes Into Freefall (BBG)
  • U.S. warns citizens in China after ‘abnormal’ sound injures consulate worker (Reuters)
  • The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge (BBG)
  • Eurozone composite PMI down to lowest in 18 months (MW)
  • Barclays explores mergers with rival banks (FT)
  • Apple Avoids Amazon’s Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus (WSJ)
  • Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption (Reuters)
  • Barclays has no plans for tie-up with rival banks: sources (Reuters)
  • Lira Plunges as Japanese Investor Exodus Adds to Turkey’s Woes (BBG)
  • Gun control support fades after Florida shooting: poll (Reuters)
  • Tiffany Sales Blow Away Estimates (BBG)
  • Comcast says considering all-cash offer to buy Fox assets (Reuters)
  • Ex-Trump campaign chief seeks to suppress evidence seized by FBI (Reuters)
  • Tesla Model 3 registrations zip past rivals in California (Reuters)
  • Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future? (BBG)
  • Iranian officials split over response to U.S. demands (Reuters)
  • London’s Long Housing Boom Is Over. Is a Bust Coming? (BBG)
  • How the U.S. Will Launch More Rockets, And Faster (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– J.C. Penney, struggling to reverse its decline, is losing its chief executive to Lowe’s Companies Inc, another retailer trying to fix itself. on.wsj.com/2rZt27W

– Amazon.com Inc found itself thrust into the contentious issue of government surveillance on Tuesday after dozens of civil-rights organizations called on the tech giant to stop selling its facial-recognition technology to law-enforcement organizations.

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Frontrunning: May 21

21-05-18 02:06:00,

  • Justice Department to Review FBI Probe of Trump Campaign (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Russia Probe Attacks Escalate From Tweets to Action (BBG)
  • U.S.-China Trade Truce May Not Last With Differences Unresolved (BBG)
  • U.S. Sends Mixed Messages on China (WSJ)
  • ‘Don’t Scream’: How the Texas School Shooting Unfolded (WSJ)
  • China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year (BBG)
  • GE to Merge Rail Division With Wabtec in $11 Billion Deal (WSJ)
  • Rising Dollar Sparks Tumult in Emerging Markets (WSJ)
  • An Arab Plan B for Containing Iran (BBG)
  • Venezuela’s President Keeps His Grip on Power (WSJ)
  • Forget About Oil at $80. The Big Rally Is in Forward Prices (BBG)
  • Trans-Atlantic Oil-Price Spread Soars as Supply Glut Disappears (WSJ)
  • Surging Prices, Rates Test Demand in Housing Market (BBG)
  • Fall of a Malaysian Dynasty Puts Target on Alleged 1MDB Mastermind (WSJ)
  • The Beginning of the End of Forward Guidance (BBG)
  • Cohen Probe Trips Up Bridgewater, World’s Biggest Hedge Fund (WSJ)
  • How Canada’s Brookfield snatched bargain assets amid Brazil panic (Reuters)
  • Modi’s Party Fails to Form Government in India’s Karnataka (BBG)
  • China’s Bond Market Is a Real Minefield for Investors (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Investigators have yet to issue their final report on a Southwest Airlines Co flight last month that ended in an emergency landing and a passenger’s death. But one thing is clear: Despite a warning about a suspect engine part nearly two years earlier, investigators didn’t mandate enhanced inspections for an unusually long time and acted only after the high-profile fatality. on.wsj.com/2rWNfLp

– Starbucks Corp said it is creating an official policy that allows all guests to use its cafes,

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Frontrunning: May 17

17-05-18 09:39:00,

  • Japan Considers Retaliation Against U.S. Steel Tariffs (WSJ)
  • US sanctions war against Iran prompts fight-back from Europe (CNBC)
  • North Korea says won’t hold talks with ‘incompetent’ South unless differences settled (Reuters)
  • Trump Shows Flexibility on North Korea Talks (BBG)
  • Bolton Emerges as Potential Wrecking Ball for Trump’s Kim Summit (BBG)
  • Top Trump Adviser Peter Navarro to Take Part in China Talks After All (BBG)
  • Partial Surrender of Nukes Could Solve North Korea Impasse: Diplomat (WSJ)
  • Farms, Factories Won’t Meet U.S. Goal to Cut China Deficit (WSJ)
  • Einhorn Is Having a Hedge-Fund Midlife Crisis as Losses Mount (BBG)
  • Strong Earnings? Don’t Expect the Market to Rally (WSJ)
  • Taking Silicon Valley startups to China (Reuters)
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rise; unemployment rolls smallest in 45 years (Reuters)
  • Walmart Holds Its Ground in U.S. Amid Unseasonable April Weather (BBG)
  • Oil Is Above $70, but Frackers Still Struggle to Make Money (WSJ)
  • Kroger Counters Amazon’s Grocery Offensive With Ocado Deal (BBG)
  • Harvard’s Reinhart Says Emerging Markets Are in Tougher Spot Than During ‘08 Crisis (BBG)
  • Dubai Aerospace in talks to place huge order for 400 jets (Reuters)
  • Takeda CEO prescribes surgical R&D cuts after $62 billion Shire deal (Reuters)
  • As Rosneft’s Vietnam unit drills in disputed area of South China Sea, Beijing issues warning (Reuters)
  • 40% in U.S. can’t afford middle-class basics (Axios)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– U.S. President Donald Trump sought to counter criticism of his administration’s efforts to ease tough U.S. penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp . In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump pushed back against critics who have accused him of going soft on China this week in the ZTE matter.

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Frontrunning: May 16

16-05-18 06:00:00,

  • North Korea Bristles at U.S. Demands; Summit in Jeopardy (WSJ)
  • Trump Is ‘Ready to Meet’ Despite North Korea’s Threat on Summit (BBG)
  • Italian markets jolted by 5-Star, League coalition proposals (Reuters)
  • Italian Bonds Fall While Populists Debate $300 Billion Write-Down (BBG)
  • EU Readies Measures to Protect Firms From U.S. Sanctions on Iran (BBG)
  • Israel says Hamas curbed Gaza protests after Egyptian warning (Reuters)
  • Why the Credit-Card Boom May Have Just Peaked (WSJ)
  • How Rusal escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions (Reuters)
  • Military firms flourish in Sisi’s Egypt (Reuters)
  • Pennsylvania’s Voters Break Up All-Male Congressional Delegation (BBG)
  • EU leaders explore ways to save Iran economic ties from U.S. sanctions (Reuters)
  • Trump’s Goal for Nafta Rewrite Looks Unattainable in 2018 (WSJ)
  • Top Novartis lawyer exits over Trump attorney deal error (Reuters)
  • Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica (NYT)
  • Meet Tesla’s new bondholder: Billionaire George Soros (Reuters)
  • Tesla Workers Can Now Make Dinner With Vending-Machine Meal Kits (BBG)
  • You’ve Got Air Miles, but Can You Use Them? Top Frequent-Flier Programs for 2018 (WSJ)
  • Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds U.S. Northeast (Reuters)
  • A Venezuelan paradox: Maduro’s critics long for change but won’t vote (Reuters)
  • Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members in new grocery showdown (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Twitter Inc is turning to greater automation in its battle against abuse on its platform, saying its software will start automatically demoting response posts that it determines are likely to disrupt users’ conversations. on.wsj.com/2jYzxmR

– Kellogg Co, citing the “deterioration” of a country in the midst of an economic meltdown,

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Frontrunning: May 15

15-05-18 12:44:00,

  • Gazans bury their dead after bloody day of protests (Reuters)
  • U.S. Embassy Move, Bloodshed Add to Friction With Allies (WSJ)
  • Britain calls for investigation into Gaza violence (Reuters)
  • China Data Shows a Hint of Slowdown While Factories Still Hum (BBG)
  • Iran’s Zarif meets EU foreign policy chief as Europe tries to save nuclear deal (Reuters)
  • Volcker Rule Rewrite Is Said to Drop Key Trading Burden on Banks (BBG)
  • North Korea Starts to Dismantle Nuclear-Test Site (WSJ)
  • Safety, verification questions hang over North Korea’s plan to close nuclear site (Reuters)
  • A World Apart: Charting the Gulf Between Chinese and U.S. Tariffs (WSJ)
  • US, China still ‘very far apart’ on trade: ambassador Terry Branstad (SCMP)
  • Investors Are Wary as Companies Ramp Up Capital Spending (WSJ)
  • Thomson Reuters to move forex derivatives to Ireland from London due to Brexit (Reuters)
  • How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass (BBG)
  • Soros’s Foundation Quits Hungary Under Government Pressure (WSJ)
  • Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie’s Sale After Mishap (BBG)
  • Uber Ends Forced Arbitration for Harassment Claims (WSJ)
  • Allianz making plans to wind down Iran business (Reuters)
  • Forget Florida—More Northern Retirees Head to Appalachia (WSJ)
  • Japan’s SoftBank to open Saudi Arabian office (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– The United States and China are closing in on a deal that would give China’s ZTE Corp a reprieve from potentially crippling U.S. sanctions in exchange for Beijing removing tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural products, said people in both countries briefed on the deal. on.wsj.com/2IgCRsb

– Ted Eliopoulos, the investment chief of the California Public Employees’

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Frontrunning: May 11

11-05-18 01:29:00,

  • Quotas Return as Countries Seek U.S. Tariff Exemptions (WSJ)
  • Trump plan for drug prices may spare industry (Reuters)
  • Squeeze on Iranian Oil Could Upset OPEC Pact (WSJ)
  • Iran says Syria has every right to defend itself against Israel (Reuters)
  • Democrats Campaign on Health-Care Expansion After Failed ACA Repeal (WSJ)
  • At Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Unit, Anxiety Grows Before the Ax Falls (BBG)
  • Record Buybacks Help Steady Wobbly Market (WSJ)
  • Oil Cartel Member Complains U.S. President Is Driving Up Prices (BBG)
  • Cisco pulls all online ads from YouTube (Reuters)
  • Safeguards Are Weakening in the $1 Trillion Leveraged Loan Market (BBG)
  • Corporate America Is Staring Down a $4 Trillion Wall of Refinancing (BBG)
  • Barclays CEO Jes Staley fined £640,000 over whistleblowing scandal (FT)
  • Argentina Peso Risks ‘Disorder’ With Notes Coming Due, JPMorgan Says (BBG)
  • Malaysia’s Mahathir eyes speedy pardon for foe-turned ally Anwar (Reuters)
  • The U.S. Yield Curve Is the Flattest Since August 2007 (BBG)
  • Russia, after Netanyahu visit, backs off Syria S-300 missile supplies (Reuters)
  • IMF Seeks ‘Rapid Conclusion’ With Argentina on Credit Line (BBG)
  • Sprint, T-Mobile Vow Merger Won’t Repeat Nextel Havoc (WSJ)
  • Apple Leaves Overseas Cash Out of Its Latest Quarterly Report (BBG)
  • Robinhood Founders Turn Billionaires in a Silicon Valley Minute (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Apple Inc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc are preparing to launch a new joint credit card, a move that would deepen the technology giant’s push into its customers’ wallets and mark the Wall Street firm’s first foray into plastic. on.wsj.com/2KSXvMr

– Newly released documents show how Russian propagandists on Facebook grew increasingly sophisticated and inflammatory in their tactics over two years as they worked to sow discord in the U.S.

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Frontrunning: May 8

08-05-18 02:09:00,

  • Trump to announce decision on Iran nuke deal (Reuters)
  • U.S. Allies Brace for Trump to Exit From Iran Nuclear Deal (WSJ)
  • Iran seeks constructive global relations (Reuters)
  • More Pain Ahead for U.S. Drivers? (BBG)
  • Trump, Republicans Raise Alarms About West Virginia Primary Race (BBG)
  • Powell Says Emerging Markets Equipped to Navigate Turbulence (BBG)
  • New York Attorney General Resigns After Abuse Claims (BBG)
  • China’s Xi Meets Kim Jong Un for Second Time in Two Months (BBG)
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Change Its Name to Bausch Health (WSJ)
  • Five Star Fires Starting Gun for New Italian Elections (BBG)
  • Reimposing Iran Oil Sanctions May Spell Trouble for Turkish Lira (BBG)
  • Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion Shire deal as pharma M&A rolls on (Reuters)
  • NYSE Owner ICE Is Said to Be Working on Bitcoin Trading Platform (BBG)
  • Goldman, Wells Fargo Look to Credit Cards for Bigger Returns (BBG)
  • China’s Exports Climb, Imports Jump on Solid Global Demand (BBG)
  • A Fix Everyone Loves to Hate for the $4 Trillion Retirement Savings Gap (BBG)
  • European regulators: We’re not ready for new privacy law (Reuters)
  • Victims of Japan’s forced sterilizations demand justice after decades of silence (Reuters)
  • The 50 Richest Zip Codes in the U.S. Northeast (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Snap Inc Chief Financial Officer Drew Vollero is stepping down, leaving the social-media company that has struggled since he helped take it public last year, the company said in a securities filing. on.wsj.com/2rrI3ii

– Activist investor Elliott Management Corp is pushing to take Athenahealth Inc private, arguing the health-care software company is botching an opportunity to expand and,

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Frontrunning: May 4

04-05-18 12:43:00,

  • Trump Gambit Over Disclosing Porn-Star Payment Stuns Staff (WSJ)
  • U.S. Wants $200 Billion Cut in China Trade Imbalance by End of 2020 (WSJ)
  • Here’s What the U.S., China Demanded of Each Other on Trade (BBG)
  • Small manufacturers tap the brakes as tariffs bite (Reuters)
  • Democrats target union workers who regret Trump vote (Reuters)
  • Trump not seeking to curb US forces in South Korea: U.S. national security adviser (Reuters)
  • U.S. jobs growth expected to regain momentum in April (Reuters)
  • Ex-Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn charged in U.S. over diesel scandal (Reuters)
  • In Birthplace of Junk, Investors See Risks After Decade of Debt (BBG)
  • A Haircut Costs 5 Bananas and 2 Eggs in Venezuela (BBG)
  • How to Look Like a Pro at Buffettpalooza This Weekend (WSJ)
  • Palestinian leader Abbas offers apology for remarks on Jews (Reuters)
  • Should Supply and Demand Determine the Price for a Fast Commute? (WSJ)
  • Walmart Beats Amazon in $15 Billion Flipkart Battle (BBG)
  • 5 Questions for Buffett Ahead of the Annual Meeting (WSJ)
  • Buffett’s Berkshire Braces for ‘Wild’ Swings From New Accounting (BBG)
  • What to Do Now the Deduction for Investment Fees Is Dead (WSJ)
  • Altria Group and Nikon Quietly Stay Away From the NRA’s Big Show (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– JPMorgan Chase & Co is investing further in artificial intelligence. The largest U.S. bank by assets said Carnegie Mellon University’s head of machine learning will join JPMorgan in a new role, head of artificial-intelligence research. on.wsj.com/2HRRaU0

– Private-equity firm KKR & Co said it would convert to a corporation from a partnership, a significant shift to its structure that signifies how the new tax code is changing the contours of business in the U.S.

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Frontrunning: May 1

01-05-18 01:08:00,

  • Netanyahu says not seeking Iran war as U.S. faces deadline (Reuters)
  • Trump Extends Relief, Confusion as Allies Get Tariff Reprieve (BBG)
  • Canada repeats that U.S. steel tariffs would hurt American jobs (Reuters)
  • Dollar goes positive for year before Fed meeting (Reuters)
  • As Cities Gentrify, Efforts Help Families Stay (WSJ)
  • Boom time comes early to West Texas oil patch (Reuters)
  • Mnuchin Says U.S. Isn’t Looking to Put Rusal Out of Business (BBG)
  • How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There (WSJ)
  • Fed likely to keep rates steady; investors bet on June hike (Reuters)
  • Guitar-Maker Gibson Brands Files for Bankruptcy (WSJ)
  • Peter Thiel-Backed Venture to Help Big Investors Bet on Bitcoin (WSJ)
  • Mall Owners and Retailers Clash Over Avalanche of Online Returns (BBG)
  • Netanyahu told Trump about Iran claims at March 5 meet: senior official (Reuters)
  • Forget 3%. That Amazing Bull Run in Treasuries Ended Years Ago (BBG)
  • Weinstein Company set to be taken over by Lantern Capital (Reuters)
  • BP Shares, Boosted by Higher Oil Prices, Hit Eight-Year High (WSJ)
  • Michael Cohen Hit With New Taxi Taxes, Owes New York $282,000 (BBG)
  • Insurgents start leaving south Damascus pocket, release hostages (Reuters)
  • Tomorrow’s jobs require impressing a bot with quick thinking (Reuters)
  • Iraq’s Shiite-Sunni Divide Eases, in Unity Against Islamic State (WSJ)
  • Banker’s Alleged Use of F-Word Sparked Legal War With Jersey Guy (BBG)
  • North and South Korea start to dismantle border speakers, fulfilling summit pledge (Reuters)
  • Pfizer revenue misses as breast cancer drug sales disappoint (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

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Frontrunning: April 25

29-04-18 10:45:00,

  • Stocks slide toward longest losing streak of the year (Reuters)
  • Global Stocks Extend Slide After Treasurys Hit 3% (WSJ)
  • Boeing Shakes Off Trade-War Jitters (BBG)
  • Why High-Flying U.S. Home Prices Are About to Get Another Jolt (BBG)
  • North Korea Nuclear Test Site Largely Unusable, Chinese Scientists Say (WSJ)
  • Facebook Investors on Alert for Any Evidence of User Defections (BBG)
  • Comcast Pursues Sky, Sizes Up Bigger Move for Fox Assets (WSJ)
  • The ‘Amazon Effect’ Stings Consumer-Staples Stocks (WSJ)
  • Venezuelan schools emptying as Chavez legacy under threat (Reuters)
  • Apple’s Tim Cook to Meet With Trump (BBG)
  • Arizona Republican declares victory in tight race for House seat (Reuters)
  • Call Him Mr. Impeachment: Tom Steyer’s War Against Donald Trump (BBG)
  • Credit Suisse Reaps Wealth Management Rewards (BBG)
  • Takeda Nears Shire Deal as Japan Inc. Chases Growth Overseas (WSJ)
  • French Police Question Tycoon Bollore for Second Day (Reuters)
  • Winklevoss Twins Hire Nasdaq to Keep Cheaters Off Crypto Market (BBG)
  • Macron’s Pitch to Trump on a ‘New’ Iran Deal Surprises EU Allies (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Two senior Senate Democrats have asked a number of large banks to turn over information about accounts and assets controlled by a group of Russian elites who have been designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions. on.wsj.com/2HpjTPB

– The Trump administration is considering sending Harry Harris to South Korea as its new ambassador, according to two people familiar with the matter, turning to a military man to fill a diplomatic vacancy at a pivotal moment on the Korean Peninsula. on.wsj.com/2HoNZCQ

– Yahoo Inc’s response to a 2014 hack of hundreds of millions of user accounts drew a $35 million fine from regulators,

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Frontrunning: April 19

23-04-18 01:14:00,

  • Oil Rallies to More Than Three-Year High as Supply Tightens (WSJ)
  • Metals Extend Stellar Gains, Bonds Slide (BBG)
  • Trump allies worry Cohen will flip (Politico)
  • Cohen Would Turn Against Trump if Charged, Adviser Warns (WSJ)
  • U.S.-Japan Announce Trade Talks, Don’t Agree on What to Discuss (BBG)
  • Abe Gets Little From Trump to Douse Political Firestorm in Japan (BBG)
  • Trump and Kim May Meet in Sweden or Switzerland, Sources Say (BBG)
  • Trump Says He’ll Walk Out of Kim Meeting if It’s ‘Not Fruitful’ (WSJ)
  • China’s Big Bang (BBG)
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims dip in latest week (Reuters)
  • U.S ban on sales to ZTE triggers patriotism in China (Reuters)
  • Shire Turns Down $60 Billion Bid From Drug Rival Takeda (WSJ)
  • Rusal Discusses Deals in China to Ease Sanctions Crunch (BBG)
  • North seeks ‘complete denuclearization’, says Moon, as U.S. vows continued pressure (Reuters)
  • Hedge Funds Suffer First Back-to-Back Loss in Two Years (BBG)
  • Matt Zames Named President of Cerberus Capital Management (WSJ)
  • P&G to buy German Merck’s consumer health unit for $4.2 billion (Reuters)
  • China Wary of Qualcomm’s $44 Billion NXP Deal Amid U.S. Tensions (WSJ)
  • P&G quarterly results surpass estimates (Reuters)
  • Blackstone Group’s Assets Jump 22% to Record $450 Billion (BBG)
  • Futures dip as chip stocks, Apple offset rising oil prices (Reuters)
  • Walmart Is Testing Out a New Dress Code for Workers (BBG)
  • Fed governor Brainard says ‘premature’ to revisit liquidity, capital rules (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– More than 100 million people globally are now paying for Amazon Prime,

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Frontrunning: April 9

09-04-18 12:53:00,

  • Russia Points Finger at Israel as Missiles Strike Base in Syria (WSJ)
  • Russian stock indexes, the ruble tumble on U.S. sanctions (Reuters)
  • Deripaska’s Rusal Roiled by Sanctions as Aluminum Prices Jump (BBG)
  • Stocks Point Higher as Trade Concerns Ease (WSJ)
  • Appointing New CEO Only Fixes One Crisis at Deutsche Bank (BBG)
  • Tough Questions Zuckerberg Can Expect From Congress (BBG)
  • Xi Takes Center Stage to Defend China’s Trade From Trump Barrage (BBG)
  • North Korea confirms that it is willing to talk about denuclearization (WaPo)
  • Older, educated, white voters are shifting from GOP (Reuters)
  • Europe’s Boom Reawakens the Ghost of Crisis Past (WSJ)
  • Britons Back Holding a Vote on May’s Brexit Deal (BBG)
  • Saudi Plans Military Base and Nuclear Dump Near Qatar (BBG)
  • China Is Studying Yuan Devaluation as a Tool in Trade Spat (BBG)
  • As GM union faces big job losses, South Koreans turn cold shoulder (Reuters)
  • America’s Virtual Border Wall Is a 1,954-Mile-Long Money Pit (BBG)
  • Meet the Judge Presiding Over the Government’s Case Against AT&T (WSJ)
  • Ryan Fundraising Committee Pulls in $11.1 Million for Midterms (BBG)
  • ‘Smile and nod’: Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit (Reuters)
  • PayPal Makes a Move Toward Traditional Banking (WSJ)
  • Brazil Turns Rightward, Heralding New Chapter for Latin America (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Kinder Morgan Inc threatened to scrap its proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline if Canada’s provincial and federal governments cannot resolve their differences over the project by May 31. on.wsj.com/2qib66O

– Novartis AG said on Monday it agreed to buy U.S.-based clinical-stage gene therapy company AveXis Inc for $8.7 billion.

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Frontrunning: April 6

06-04-18 01:15:00,

  • China’s Running Out of U.S. Imports to Target (BBG)
  • After Targeting U.S. Farms, China Can Strike America’s Shale (BBG)
  • Jobless Rate Expected to Fall to 4% for First Time Since 2000 (WSJ)
  • Trump says ‘we’ve already lost the trade war’ (Reuters)
  • Former South Korea Leader Park Sentenced to 24 Years in Jail (BBG)
  • Mueller Reveals Search in Manafort Case, Suggesting Fresh Trail (BBG)
  • Brazil’s Lula seeks refuge with supporters as prison looms (Reuters)
  • Hacked Crypto Exchange Sold for $34 Million (BBG)
  • New Goldman Office Dumps Dress Code for Kombucha on Tap (BBG)
  • Kushner, CIM to Get $600 Million JPMorgan Loan for Brooklyn Site (BBG)
  • Tesla Has a Problem, and It’s Not the Model 3 (BBG)
  • Dying for a paycheck: the Russian civilians fighting in Syria (Reuters)
  • Former Catalan leader leaves German prison after paying bail (Reuters)
  • Some Colleges Bail from TIAA, Objecting to Increase in Fund Fees (WSJ)
  • Hungary PM Orban on track for third straight term in power (Reuters)
  • How a secret Russian airlift helps Syria’s Assad (Reuters)
  • What’s Driving Trump’s Attacks on Amazon? It’s Personal (WSJ)
  • Israeli gunfire wounds 40 Palestinians in renewed Gaza border protest (Reuters)
  • Hey Alexa, Can You Help Amazon Get Into the Payments Business? (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– U.S. President Donald Trump threatened a major escalation in trade tensions with Beijing on Thursday, saying he was considering imposing tariffs on an additional $100 billion in imports from China. on.wsj.com/2GCwfiY

– The two largest proxy advisory firms are recommending that General Electric Co fire KPMG LLP as its auditor after 109 years, in light of accounting issues at the industrial giant.

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Frontrunning: April 3

03-04-18 12:16:00,

  • Tech Selloff Hits Europe and Asia (WSJ)
  • Dollar shrugs off U.S.-China trade tensions; euro gives up gains (Reuters)
  • China to Respond to New U.S. Duties With ’Same Scale, Intensity’ (BBG)
  • Facebook Data Scandal Has Left Zuckerberg Isolated in Tech (BBG)
  • Teslas Don’t Have Black Boxes, Making U.S. Crash Probes Harder (BBG)
  • Tesla’s $10 Billion Debt Load Is No Joke (BBG)
  • New York Fed to launch U.S. Libor contender, slow takeup seen (Reuters)
  • Trump attorney seeks to force porn star’s lawsuit into arbitration (Reuters)
  • Everyone Says to Buy the Dip, Even the White House (BBG)
  • China tells North Korea it appreciates its efforts on denuclearization (Reuters)
  • iPhone Users Are Pestered to Enroll in Apple Pay (WSJ)
  • Silicon Valley, Wall Street taking notes on Spotify debut (Reuters)
  •  Spotify CEO warns of ‘ups and downs’ (Reuters)
  • The Hot Debate: Can You Deduct Prepaid Property Taxes? (WSJ)
  • London murder rate overtakes New York as stabbings surge (France24)
  • French finance minister says committed to reforms as strikes bite (Reuters)
  • GM Throws Wrench in U.S. Auto Sales by Deserting Monthly Reports (BBG)
  • Oklahoma teachers vow to stage second day of walkouts (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– The Indonesian government said ride-hailing firms Grab and PT Go-Jek Indonesia must be registered as transportation companies to ensure safety and provide job protection for their drivers. on.wsj.com/2q1zObs

– U.S.-based Harbour Energy launched a fresh takeover bid worth nearly $10.4 billion for Santos Ltd on.wsj.com/2q0Y9Oo

– Tesla Inc’s shares sank more than 7 percent, suggesting investors were not happy over Chief Executive Elon Musk’s bankruptcy jokes as it grapples with the aftermath of a fatal crash and prepares this week to release production results.

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Frontrunning: March 23

23-03-18 08:18:00,

  • China Started the Trade War, Not Trump (WSJ)
  • Trump Says He’s Considering a Veto of the Omnibus Spending Bill (BBG)
  • China Hits Back on Trump Tariffs as Europe Off Hook for Now (BBG)
  • Russia eyes restrictions on U.S. imports in response to tariffs (Reuters)
  • EU, Six Nations Granted a Tariff Reprieve (WSJ)
  • EU complains of Trump’s ‘gun to our head’ (Reuters)
  • Trade Moves Redraw Political Fault Lines (WSJ)
  • Oh nuts! China shoppers lament tariffs (Reuters)
  • White House lawyer McGahn eager to exit, but it’s complicated (Politico)
  • Venezuela knocks three zeros off ailing currency amid hyperinflation (Reuters)
  • Inside Trump’s Snap Decision to Oust McMaster (BBG)
  • Europeans to unveil new steps against Russia over UK spy attack (Reuters)
  • How Your Pay Stacks Up to Your CEO’s (BBG)
  • China Intervenes to Support Its Stock Market (BBG)
  • YouTube Bans Firearms Demo Videos, Entering the Gun Control Debate (BBG)
  • TV’s Death by a Thousand Streaming Apps (BBG)
  • Dropbox heads for trading debut after upsized IPO pricing (Reuters)
  • Steve Wynn sells stake in company he founded, Macau casino Galaxy buys in (Reuters)
  • Trump official quietly drops payday loan case, mulls others (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Nike Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Parker told investors the company has “a deep leadership bench,” a week after complaints about workplace behavior triggered a management shuffle and the resignation of his heir apparent. on.wsj.com/2pzV6wy

– Facebook Inc investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed,

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Frontrunning: March 20

20-03-18 01:25:00,

  • Officials Call for Aggressive Probe Into Facebook (WSJ)
  • How Facebook Made Its Data Crisis Even Worse (BBG)
  • Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies (Reuters)
  • U.S. Plans Heavy China Tariff Hit This Week (BBG)
  • The Latest: Package Bomb Explodes at FedEx in Texas, 1 Hurt (BBG)
  • Weinstein Co. Files for Bankruptcy (WSJ)
  • Cambridge Analytica CEO Sees Claims as Backlash to Trump Win (BBG)
  • Former Israeli spy chief and team of elite hackers form cybersecurity firm (Reuters)
  • Why Crate and Barrel’s CEO Isn’t Worried About Amazon (WSJ)
  • Secret trial shows risks of nerve agent theft in post-Soviet chaos (Reuters)
  • Illinois Vote Will Highlight Party Differences on Social Issues (WSJ)
  • Xi warns Taiwan will face ‘punishment of history’ for separatism (Reuters)
  • The Problem Is Facebook, Not Cambridge Analytica (BBG)
  • Berkshire Finally Reveals Price of Its Only Major Deal in 2017 (BBG)
  • Myanmar Blocks Rohingya Return With Border Fortifications (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Facebook Inc confronted an intensifying crisis as political leaders in the U.S. and Europe called for aggressive inquiries into whether the technology giant failed to stop improper access and handling of user data, scrutiny that sent the company’s stock to its biggest decline in four years. on.wsj.com/2DG0hQJ

– An Uber Technologies Inc self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in the first known fatality involving an autonomous vehicle, an accident that could stir regulators to action and damage the public perception of the young industry. on.wsj.com/2DG0kMp

– Weinstein Co filed for chapter 11 protection late Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, following failed attempts by management and its board to avoid bankruptcy. on.wsj.com/2DGQdqj

– Saudi Arabia is scaling back its ambitions for a public offering for oil giant Aramco,

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Frontrunning: March 13

13-03-18 03:43:00,

  • Trump ousts Rex Tillerson as secretary of state (WaPo)
  • Stock futures jump after data dims fears of inflation overheating (Reuters)
  • Bond Market’s Most Feared Traders Threaten Treasuries Once Again (BBG)
  • Russian military says will respond if U.S. strikes Syria (Reuters)
  • Murder and Protests Rock a Small European Nation (BBG)
  • A Sea Change Is Underway in Money Markets (BBG)
  • Roger Stone claimed contact with WikiLeaks’s founder in 2016, two associates say (WaPo)
  • New York financier Lynn Tilton puts her Zohar funds into bankruptcy (Reuters)
  • Kushner Companies’ Brooklyn Sale Linked to Japanese Government (BBG)
  • Microsoft women filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints: court documents (Reuters)
  • China Central Bank Gains More Power in Xi’s Regulatory Shift (BBG)
  • Saudi Aramco international listing looks increasingly difficult (Reuters)
  • Havens Just Aren’t Safe Anymore, Goldman Says (BBG)
  • VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock (BBG)
  • South Dakota urges Supreme Court to click ‘buy’ on internet sales tax (Reuters)
  • New Boeing jet to accelerate services shake-up (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– President Donald Trump on Monday blocked Broadcom Ltd’s $117 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , capping a remarkable series of moves by the Trump administration reflecting officials’ concerns about an intensifying arms race between the United States and China over advanced technologies. on.wsj.com/2p2UMHi

– David Solomon became the heir apparent at Goldman Sachs Group Inc after his main rival for the top job abruptly resigned, moves that show the Wall Street powerhouse is continuing to move beyond its trading roots. on.wsj.com/2p5RPp8

– Women fleeing domestic violence overseas could lose the right to claim asylum in the United States under a review of immigration-court precedent launched by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week. on.wsj.com/2p5RYJc

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Frontrunning: March 9

09-03-18 01:12:00,

  • Economists Forecasting Jobless Rate of 4%, the First Time Since 2000 (WSJ)
  • Trump Launches Global Race for Exclusion From Steel Tariffs (BBG)
  • China, Europe Slam as U.S. Metalworkers Cheer (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Historic Bet on Kim Summit Shatters Decades of Orthodoxy (BBG)
  • Over hotpot and soju, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un joked about himself (Reuters)
  • Trump Faces Prospect of Embarrassing GOP Loss in Pennsylvania (BBG)
  • Blown Earnings Calls Started the Bull Market. One Day They’ll End It (BBG)
  • Japan fears being sidelined (Reuters)
  • NJ Transit Trains Delayed After Rush-Hour Disruption (BBG)
  • Boeing has ‘cash horsepower’ for targeted acquisitions (Reuters)
  • Bitcoin’s Bad Week Is Getting Worse as Selloff Deepens to 20% (BBG)
  • Wynn Resorts Settlement Removes a Barrier to Steve Wynn Stake Sale (WSJ)
  • UBS Boosts Compensation for CEO and Staff After Profit Rises (BBG)
  • The Capital of America’s Gun Industry Hates Guns (BBG)
  • Tesla chief Musk says China trade rules uneven, asks Trump for help (Reuters)
  • At-Home Cancer-Risk Test Opens New—and Fraught—Field (WSJ)
  • Broadcom says will not sell national security assets to foreign firms (Reuters)
  • How Much Does Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Make for One Movie? (WSJ)
  • Police Have a New Tool in Their Arsenal: Therapists (WSJ)
  • Humanity’s Food Security Is More at Risk Than You Realize (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Uber Technologies Inc has reached an agreement to sell most of its Southeast Asia operations to local rival Grab Inc, ending a costly fight for market share in the fast-growing region. on.wsj.com/2IaeMzr

– Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to lobby the president on China’s trade stance on auto makers,

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Frontrunning: March 7

07-03-18 03:54:00,

  • Cohn’s Exit Leaves Hard-Liners Ascendant in White House (BBG)
  • Trade skeptics gain upper hand in White House as Cohn quits (Reuters)
  • Trump Alienates Allies Needed for a Trade Fight With China (WSJ)
  • Wall Street Frets About Losing White House Friends as Cohn Exits (BBG)
  • How the House Could Change Hands (WSJ)
  • South Korea’s Moon says sanctions on North to stay, too early to be optimistic (Reuters)
  • Kushner to visit Mexico after Trump tirades, testy phone call (Reuters)
  • Republicans in tight races embrace gun control (Reuters)
  • Banks Look to Break Government’s Hold on Student-Loan Market (WSJ)
  • Berlusconi pledges to back League’s Salvini as Italy’s next PM (Euronews)
  • Something’s Brewing: Coca-Cola Plans Its First Alcoholic Drink (WSJ)
  • Goldman puts London staff on notice for German move by June (Reuters)
  • Wells Fargo Is the Go-To Bank for Gunmakers and the NRA (BBG)
  • Broadcom Pledges $1.5 Billion U.S. Investment to Ease Regulatory Scrutiny (WSJ)
  • America Is Giving Away the $30 Billion Medical Marijuana Industry (BBG)
  • How to Gain Power at Work When You Have None (WSJ)
  • Exxon sees earnings doubling by 2025 at current oil prices (Reuters)
  • Where Will Apple Put Its Fourth U.S. Campus? (BBG)
  • Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist mobs attack mosques (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– Gary Cohn will resign from the White House after 14 months of serving as U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, days after Trump surprised his senior staff by announcing steel and aluminum tariffs that Cohn had opposed. on.wsj.com/2HdNgzE

– Smith & Wesson’s parent company American Outdoor Brands Corp said it was wary of adding “smart-gun”

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Frontrunning: March 6

06-03-18 07:08:00,

  • Stocks Rise as Trump Tariff Plan Faces Opposition (WSJ)
  • North Korea Floats Scrapping Nukes, Opening Door to U.S. Talks (BBG)
  • Tariff Plan Creates Rift in the GOP (WSJ)
  • Florida state Senate votes against arming most classroom teachers (Reuters)
  • U.S. primaries start with Democratic push in Texas (Reuters)
  • Stock Bulls in Trump Country Are Freaking Out Their Brokers (BBG)
  • Trump Facing ‘Dow Vigilantes’ in Stock Market Verdict on Tariffs (BBG)
  • Megabanks Get One Big Win in Senate Rollback Bill (WSJ)
  • Fights erupt, 12 arrested ahead of white nationalist’s speech in Michigan (Reuters)
  • Uber Spent $10.7 Billion in Nine Years. Does It Have Enough to Show for It? (BBG)
  • A Frenchman Demands $1.5 Million After Sexting His Assistant (BBG)
  • Kobe Steel CEO to Resign Over False-Data Scandal (WSJ)
  • SpaceX Puts Satellite in Orbit as Florida Sleeps (BBG)
  • Does America Really Need Another Light Beer? Corona Thinks So (WSJ)
  • OPEC Beware: Asia Favoring U.S. Shale Oil (BBG)
  • CVS Readies $44 Billion Bond Sale (WSJ)
  • New Powers Come With Pressure for Europe’s Central Bank (WSJ)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. ordered Qualcomm Inc to delay its annual shareholder meeting by 30 days to give CFIUS time to review Singapore-based rival Broadcom Ltd’s proposed $117 billion takeover of the chip maker.on.wsj.com/2H8EX8n

– HCR ManorCare Inc, one of the largest skilled nursing home chains in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection as part of a deal in which its landlord, Quality Care Properties Inc, will take control of the company. on.wsj.com/2HbECSp

– U.S. President Donald Trump said he would consider attending the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem later this year,

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Frontrunning: March 2

02-03-18 02:03:00,

  • ‘Trade wars are good, and easy to win’: Trump (Reuters)
  • U.S. Allies Bristle at Trump Tariff Plan (WSJ)
  • The Biggest Problem With Trump’s Tariffs (BBG)
  • Trump’s Tariff Folly (WSJ)
  • Kushner’s Influence in West Wing Wanes After Key Allies Depart (BBG)
  • China’s latest conglomerate crackdown casts dealmaking shadow (Reuters)
  • Bitcoin’s Plunge in Volume Stirs Questions About Its Popularity (BBG)
  • Israeli police question Netanyahu over telecom case (AP)
  • News Corp. CEO Slams Facebook, Google for Not Sharing Enough Ad Revenue (BBG)
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s mission impossible – Oscar host in midst of #MeToo (Reuters)
  • J.C. Penney profit forecast, same-store sales disappoint, shares dive (Reuters)
  • Italy’s center-right leaders fret over 5-Star strength (Reuters)
  • Delta subjected to retribution in Georgia for crossing NRA (AP)
  • GM plants to cut 5,000 South Korean jobs, keep production at current level (Reuters)
  • Venezuelans Are Paying a 100% Premium for Cash (BBG)
  • Scaramucci Says He Fears John Kelly Will Thwart SkyBridge Sale (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

– An investing group said it reached a last-minute deal to acquire the assets of Weinstein Co on Thursday, potentially allowing the embattled movie studio to avoid a planned bankruptcy and laying the groundwork to settle government lawsuits stemming from allegations that former co-chairman Harvey Weinstein had engaged in sexual misconduct. on.wsj.com/2F8lR1F

– President Donald Trump is likely to nominate Columbia University economist Richard Clarida to become vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. on.wsj.com/2F7rIUM

– In a meeting Tuesday, members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., debated whether the panel has the right to weigh in on Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd bid of $117 billion for Qualcomm Inc before a deal is struck. on.wsj.com/2F4zxL3

– The Justice Department in late 2017 told Wells Fargo &

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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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