Headllines discussed at LNWM’s Monday morning briefing:
— The March 1 deadline for new US tariffs on Chinese goods could be put off, as US-China trade talks are indicating progress.
— JP Morgan began using blockchain tech to settle payments in wholesale client accounts, via a cryptocurrency called JPM Coin.
— A US government shutdown was averted, but President Trump declared a state of emergency to justify a US-Mexico border wall.
— US stocks have rebounded strongly so far in 2019, up for the 8th straight week, on trade talks with China and no US government shutdown.
— Amazon.com canceled plans to site one of its new headquarters in Queens, NY amid demands from local and state activists.
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