Wednesday Morning’s Top Stories Before The Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (07/17/2019)

EU says it will investigate Amazon over possible anti-competitive business practices – CNBC

White House Knows It Needs the Fed to Make a Dent in the Dollar – Bloomberg

China now accounts for some 15 per cent of overall global debt – South China Morning Post

Silver rallies to highest finish since February – SeekingAlpha

Bank of America reports profit beat, revenue miss – Fox Business

Big Banks Beat: Consumer Business Strength Helped Results, But Rate Environment Tough – Forbes

Wells Fargo’s dividend hike to boost yield to more than double peers, S&P 500 – Market Watch

Oil Plunges As Iran Conflict Cools – OilPrice.com

Bitcoin price suddenly crashes, losing $10bn in just one hour – Independent UK

Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves – Reuters

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff – Reuters

Tesla cuts Model 3 price after tax credits shrink – Detroit News

Tesla workers say they used electrical tape in Model 3 production – Engadget

Everything’s Fine Until Suddenly it Isn’t: How a “Leveraged Loan” Blows Up – Wolfstreet

Trump cuts off F-35 for Turkey. And lawmakers say sanctions are coming. – Military Times

How US sanctions on Turkey over Russian S400 deal could backfire – CNBC

Sen. Warren Spars with Defense Secretary Nominee Over His Lobbyist Work – Defense One

Trump’s new EU foil: Another ‘strong female German leader’ – Politico

Ikea closing its only U.S. factory – CBS News

Judge bans Roger Stone from posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – The Verge

Drug smuggler busted with half a kilo of cocaine under his bad toupée – BoingBoing

Jeffrey Epstein accusers’ lawyer says financier abused female visitors while on work release from jail – Fox News

Heat wave expected to bake two-thirds of nation through weekend – NBC News

We Asked an Expert If Jumping Rope Burns Belly Fat — Here’s What They Said – Popsugar



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