US Worker Suffers Brain Injury After "Abnormal Sound" Incident In China

In an incident that eerily mirrors a series of similar attacks in Havana that left more than 20 State Department employees with serious injuries, a health alert has been issued to US citizens in China after an American government worker suffered symptoms from what appeared to be some kind of sonic attack

  • May 23, 2018 9:45 AM
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Frontrunning: May 23

  • 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)
  • May 23, 2018 8:28 AM
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Global Stocks, US Futures Slammed By Quartet Of Risks

It is a sea of red in global markets this morning amid a quartet of risks, including the Turkish lira meltdown, weak European PMIs, the Italian political quagmire and Trump casting doubts over the North Korean summit.

  • May 23, 2018 7:08 AM
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Italy Went Boom A Long Time Ago (And That's The Point!)

"A novice, populist politician in charge of Europe’s third largest economy isn’t some far-fetched dystopian nightmare. The nightmare has been the last decade under the thumb of the thoroughly and irredeemably conventional. Why not try something very different, something possibly less corrupted? "

  • May 23, 2018 5:00 AM
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