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Frontrunning: August 22

  • Trump commits to a 'fight to win' in Afghan war (Reuters)
  • Stay or Go? Some Trump Aides Are Pressed From All Sides (WSJ)
  • Futures higher as traders pick up beaten-down stocks (Reuters)
  • Divers Search Compartments of Ship for Missing Sailors (WSJ)
  • Why Do U.S. Navy Ships Keep Colliding? (BBG)

US Workers' Wage Expectations Unexpectedly Collapse

According to a brand new Fed survey, US workers and job-seekers are so disenchanted with the labor situation, and harbor so little hope for higher paychecks, that even as they increasingly search for new jobs, they not only expect fewer job offers but now expect the lowest "new" paycheck in over two years.

Barcelona Truck Driver And Main Attack Suspect Has Been Shot Dead

Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver behind Friday's terrorist spree in Barcelona, has been arrested according to Spain's La Vanguardia, while at the same time an "incident" was underway in the town of Subirats, west of Bercelona, where a mean wearing an explosive belt was shot down Reuters reports citing Spain's La Vanguardia newspaper.

Fiat Chrysler Shares Soar After China's Great Wall Confirms Interest

"With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire. We are interested in (FCA).  Our strategic goal is to become the world's largest SUV maker.  Acquiring Jeep, a global SUV brand, would enable us to achieve our goal sooner and better (than on our own)."

 

Frontrunning: August 21

  • Trump to present vision for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan war (Reuters)
  • Trump Struggles to Move Past Bannon, Starting With Afghanistan (BBG)
  • Final Plans Under Way as Solar Eclipse Nears (WSJ)
  • Yellen, Draghi Head to Jackson Hole Amid Inflation Unease (BBG)
  • Cohn Solidifies Lead in Race to Replace Yellen, Economists Say (BBG)