Jan. 23, 2019 —- THE SENATE WILL VOTE ON COMPETING BILLS TO END THE SHUTDOWN. BOTH ARE LIKELY TO FAIL – Vice. No end in sight. ‘Uncertainty is not good for anyone’: America’s biggest companies are starting to reveal the impact of the government shutdown – Business Insider. As the shutdown continues, its ill effects mount – The Economist. Day 33 Trump tells Pelosi he will still give State of the Union, setting up possible showdown – CNBC. They are standing up for an important principle, and as soon as we figure out what it is, you will be the first to know. Political drama is putting a lid on the stock market, Goldman analysts say – Marketwatch. Bump, slump. Panic is on the agenda at Davos – but it’s too little too late – The Guardian. We should hire someone to clean that up. Opposition Leader Declares Himself Venezuela’s President in Direct Challenge to Maduro – New York Times. Let’s Be Real About China Trade Talks – Bloomberg. The reality is no deal, and March is fast approaching. Microsoft’s web browser now warns users about untrustworthy news. Here’s how your favorite publications stack up. – Business Insider. Government debt hits record $66 trillion, 80% of global GDP, Fitch says – CNBC. A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon you’re talking about real money.
Jan 22, 2019 A Weakening Global Expansion Amid Growing Risks – IMF Blog. The global expansion is weakening and at a rate that is somewhat faster than expected. Record Numbers of Americans Say They Care About Global Warming, Poll Finds – New York Times. A spike in believers. For 20 Years, US Carbon Emissions Have Been Dropping. Last Year, They Spiked. – Mother Jones. Coincidence? ‘Compromise’ to End Shutdown Draws Protests Over Asylum Restrictions – New York Times. Don’t hold your breath for a fast fix. Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case – Court takes away negotiating tool. Here’s what really worries investors about China’s slowdown – A slowing down in China is not a collapse. The shutdown’s effect on the US economy, explained – Vox. The longer it lasts, the worse it gets. Los Angeles teachers’ union, school district reaches deal to end strike – Reuters Opposition leader pushes for parliament vote on new Brexit referendum – Reuters. Corbyn tries to grab control of Brexit. Careful what you wish for. The unusually large drop in home sales has real estate agents baffled – CNBC. Prices drop in the West. Can you catch a falling knife? MLK Offers a Lesson on Why We Should Be Worried About Amazon and the FBI – Rolling Stone. Unthinkable: 50 Moments That Define an Improbable Presidency – The Atlantic. The greatest hits and misses of the past 2 years.