Monday Morning’s Top Stories Before The Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (06/17/2019)

U.S. stock futures inch up in cautious atmosphere ahead of Fed meeting – MarketWatch

Trump ‘perfectly happy’ to slap further tariffs on China if no deal is reached, Wilbur Ross says – CNBC

New China Tariffs Move Closer With Public Hearings This Week – WSJ

Pain of tariffs and sanctions behind China and Russia’s push to dethrone the US dollar – South China Morning Post

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead – St. Louis Dispatch

Yields Expected to Fall as $5 Corn Approaches – AgWeb

Century Casinos (CNTY) Acquires Three Casinos from Eldorado Resorts (ERI) for $107M; VICI (VICI) to Acquire Real Estate Assets for $278M – StreetInsider

Trump trade war: India announces tariffs on U.S. products – Axios

Oil prices slip as economic worries outweigh tanker tensions – Yahoo Finance

The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran. – WAPO

Germany Joins Chorus Casting Doubt on Trump Administration Claim That Iran was Behind Attack on Oil Tankers – Newsweek

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Saudi Arabia urges ‘decisive’ response – BBC News

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days – AP

Deterrence Is Failing — Partly Because Iran Has No Idea What the US Really Wants – Defense One

‘You have to know how to hit a curveball’: Trump’s Pentagon choice fights to win over doubters – POLITICO

America Is Stuck With a $400 Billion Stealth Fighter That Can’t Fight – The Daily Beast

China won’t allow Hong Kong leader to step down despite mass unrest: HK official – Reuters

As insulin costs soar, American diabetics drive to Canada – The Mercury News

10th Suspect Charged In David Ortiz Shooting – CBS Boston

A drug lord, a car chase and more: New details make Big Papi shooting more complicated – NY Daily News

Check your cabinets: Some Ragu pasta sauces recalled, may contain fragments of plastic – USA Today

New study shows Dad’s healthy choices can have a big impact on his children – NEWS3LV

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