Jan. 30, 2019 – Links
Links – Jan. 30, 2019
What we are reading:
Fed Signals End of Interest Rate Increases – New York Times. Economic growth is solid, and the Fed will be patient, at least for now.
Nervous investors cite Washington politics as their top cause for concern – CNBC. With another shutdown just over 2 weeks out.
The U.S.-China Trade War Isn’t Going Anywhere – The Atlantic. No surprise.
Polar Vortex Live Updates: Extreme Cold Weather Hits Midwest – New York Times. Button up your overcoat.
Federal shutdown’s legacy may be brain drain to private sector – The Guardian. Employee morale is strained when the employer just shuts down on a whim. Though the government has reopened, Wednesday’s release of the first estimate for fourth-quarter GDP has been delayed with a new release date not yet set.
Venezuela: Maduro accuses US of trying to ‘get hands on our oil’ – The Guardian. Military intervention to secure oil supplies? Well, it might be a motivating factor, I suppose.
Colombia’s Radical Plan to Welcome Millions of Venezuelan Migrants – The Atlantic. Open borders and a welcome embrace. No walls.
EU negotiator, Council chief tell May: No renegotiation – Reuters. The 11th hour uncertainty increases the probability of a “no deal” Brexit. It’s not like there is a deadline…, oh, wait.
Facebook got caught paying people $20 a month to let them spy on their phones – Business Insider. How much is your privacy worth?
Microsoft earnings meet Wall Street expectations, and the stock sinks almost 2% – Business Insider.