Tuesday Morning’s Top Stories Before The Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (01/14/2020)

JP Morgan kicks off bank earnings Tuesday with a boost from trading, but all eyes are on forecast – CNBC

US reverses China ‘currency manipulator’ label – BBC

Xi Strikes Optimistic Tone After Riding Out Trade War With Trump – Bloomberg

China’s huge US trade war deal commitments confirmed – South China Morning Post

China to pump up U.S. car, aircraft, energy purchases in trade deal: source – Reuters

New York Fed Adds $60.7 Billion to Financial Markets – WSJ

Federal budget deficit tops $1 trillion in 2019 – CNN

Budget deficit up almost 12 percent compared to last year – The Hill

Has The Fed Trapped Itself? – Lance Roberts

Bond yields are really low. What’s an investor craving yield to do? – CNN

4 Energy Stocks to Power the New Year – InvestorPlace

Copper price seen climbing in 2020 with stockpiles tapped out – SeekingAlpha

New Labor Dept. rule clarifies ‘joint employer’ standard – Associated Press

U.S. makes it harder to sue corporations over franchise wage law violations – Reuters

Aramco Supersizes IPO, Issues More Shares – OilPrice.com

Tesla’s Stock Price Just Passed $500 for the First Time. Here’s Why That’s Actually Bad News – Inc.

Tesla is now worth more than Ford and GM—combined – ArsTechnica

Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend dated Kimbal Musk, brother of Tesla founder Elon Musk – BusinessInsider

A Japanese billionaire is looking for a ‘life partner’ to fly with him to the moon – CNN

Beyond Meat stock picks up pace on McDonald’s talks – TheArmChairTrader

Visa to Pay $5.3 Billion for Fintech Startup – WSJ

Global Debt-to-GDP Ratio Hit an All-Time High Last Year – Bloomberg

India’s December retail inflation accelerates to 7.35% year-on-year – Reuters

Top-secret UFO files could ‘gravely damage’ US national security, Navy says – Fox News

Cory Booker Drops Out Of Presidential Race – NPR

GameStop Woes Intensify as Company Posts Dismal Holiday Sales – TheHollywoodReporter

With time running out, Democratic presidential contenders to meet in high-stakes Iowa debate – Reuters

Arrests announced over Iran plane downing as protests continue – Axios

Up to 10 GOP senators consider bucking Trump on war powers – The Hill

As ‘Four Embassy’ Allegation Falls Apart, Trump Says It Doesn’t Matter – Antiwar.com

Iran anchor resigns after ‘lying’ for regime for 13 years, as anti-government protests grow – TheNewArab

News networks use retired military brass as war analysts without disclosing their defense-industry ties – SFGate.com

Building Post-INF Missiles Would Be a Waste, or Worse – DefenseOne

Trump tries scripting a made-for-TV drama out of his impeachment trial – Politico

Harry & Meghan’s ‘Sussex Royal’ Brand Up for Grabs Here in the U.S. – TMZ

Why is Gwyneth Paltrow selling a candle that smells like her vagina? – The Guardian

HBO’s ‘The New Pope’ sets Jude Law and John Malkovich on a slow-motion collision course – NBC News

Houston Astros GM and manager suspended — then fired — for stealing signs – NBC News

Biggest bombshells from MLB’s report on Astros investigation – Houston Chronicle

Nasty stuff hunters find on and in their deer: Oozing green gunk, huge warts, parasitic insects and more – Pennlive.com

Up to 40 deer tested had deadly brain disease in Mississippi – WAPTV

Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana – Inverse.com

Could A Pill Replace Exercise? Scientists Discover Protein Mimics Effects Of Working Out – StudyFinds.com



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