Thursday Morning’s Top Stories Before The Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (06/20/2019)

US 10-year Treasury yield drops below 2% on dovish Fed stance – Financial Times

Gold prices surge to more than five-year high after dovish Fed opens door for rate cut – CNBC

Dovish Fed likely to feed investor appetite for corporate debt – MarketWatch

$12 trillion of negative-yielding bonds are a distress signal – Quartz

U.S. consumer debt is now breaching levels last reached during the 2008 financial crisis – MarketWatch

Truckers warn of a ‘bloodbath’ as trucking companies go bankrupt and slash profit expectations – Business Insider

Ex-MLB Star Lenny Dykstra “Dumpster Diving” For Hours Outside Sandwich Shop In New Jersey – Zero Hedge

Papa John’s commits $80M to brand-building, franchisee relief – Nation’s Restaurant News

Pala to acquire Cobalt 27 for $375m, create new company Nickel 28 – Mining.com

Facebook’s Bold Move Spurs D.C. to Confront Its Crypto Dithering – Bloomberg

Sheryl Sandberg: Backlash over Facebook’s potential privacy breach has ‘been hard’ – Page Six

Slack prices IPO at $26 per share – Techcrunch

Here’s What to Expect When Slack Shares Start Trading Thursday – Fortune

DHS to Move Biometric Data on Hundreds of Millions of People to Amazon Cloud – NextGov.com

‘Surveillance as a service’ by Amazon – SeekingAlpha

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions – AP

Tucker Carlson Is Privately Advising Trump on Iran – The Daily Beast

Xi lands in North Korea for first visit by a Chinese leader in 14 years – South China Morning Post

Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Failed to Ensure Proper Parts for F-35 – Defense One

Boeing executive out, Raytheon lobbyist in to lead Pentagon – OpenSecrets.org

Heckling, drama mark House hearing on slavery reparations as top Dem asks, ‘Why not now?’ – Fox News

Coleman Hughes: The Moment You Give Someone Reparations, You’ve Made Them Into A Victim – RealClearPolitics

Trump’s U.N. pick showered key GOP senators with donations – Politico

Trump’s UN ambassador pick Kelly Craft grilled on her 300 absences as Canada envoy – VOX

Ashley Graham says she’s tired of being told you’re just ‘the sexy girl’ – Fox News

David Ortiz wasn’t intended target of shooting, Dominican authorities say – Boston.com

Britney Spears’s social media posts have fans concerned: ‘Her videos are scaring me’ – Yahoo Entertainment

US Suicide Rates Are The Highest They’ve Been Since World War II, According To The CDC – Buzzfeed

I Finally Shifted To A Completely Whole Foods Diet & Have Never Felt Better — Here’s Exactly How I Did It – MindBodyGreen



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