Monday’s Top Stories Before The Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (09/30/2019)

U.S. stocks set to open higher as Treasury official says no plans to ban China listings on U.S. exchanges – Market Watch

Russia’s bid to ditch the US dollar is slowly working, but obstacles remain – CNBC

Oil shipping rates soar as U.S. supertanker sanctions rattle crude trade – Reuters

Janet Yellen warns Fed too ‘optimistic’ about US economy – Fox Business

Forever 21, a staple in American malls, files for bankruptcy protection – NBC News

Apple Issues New Warning For Millions Of iPhone Users – Forbes

Street fires burn in Hong Kong amid running battles between protesters and police – Reuters

Starbucks Can’t Afford a Misstep in Hong Kong – Bloomberg

Chinese trade negotiators will head to US after National Day holiday – South China Morning Post

US steps up efforts to limit China’s control of critical minerals – Mining.com

Washington will NOT de-list Chinese companies from US stock markets – US Treasury – RT

Vietnam economy expands 7.3% in Q3 – Bangkok Post

Virtually No One Will Lease to WeWork. That’s a Drag on NYC’s Office Market – WSJ

Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann is a ‘phony’ who ‘thinks he is a Jesus figure’: Insiders  – NY Post

Stephen Miller says Trump is ‘real whistleblower’ and calls complaint ‘partisan hit job’ in contentious interview – Fox News

Whistleblower reaches agreement to testify, will appear ‘very soon,’ Rep. Adam Schiff says – USA Today

The Whistle-Blower Really Knows How to Write – Defense One

Trump, aides upset Mulvaney had no plan to handle fallout from whistleblower complaint: report – The Hill

Poll: 63% of voters say Trump asking Ukraine to probe Biden is a “serious” problem – Axios

Trump launches Twitter tirade against Fox News’ Ed Henry – Politico

Trump suggests intel chairman’s arrest for ‘treason’ – Reuters

Crunch time for Netanyahu as talks with rival politicians break down – The Guardian

Large protests in Beirut against desperate economic situation turn violent – Middle East Eye

Troop deployment to Saudi Arabia raises worries of looming conflict – Military Times

Ivanka Trump Uses ‘Jedi Mind Trick’ to Distract from Impeachment Talk – Yahoo Entertainment

Mark Hamill slammed on social media for ‘fraud’ comment on Ivanka Trump’s Instagram picture – Fox News

Meghan Markle Must Learn There’s ‘Nothing Normal’ About Being in the Royal Family – ShowBiz Cheat Sheet

Report: Kanye West Is Done With Secular Music, Will Only Make Gospel – XXLMAG

Kanye West Announces New Jesus Is King Documentary – PitchFork

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have engagement party in Los Angeles – AOL

In The Irishman, Martin Scorsese finally takes the glamour out of gangsters – The Verge

Zantac: CVS latest to suspend heartburn drug over cancer fears – BBC

Vaping risks scare local teens, but many are too addicted to quit – Philly Enquirer

Airline introduces baby seat map to allow passengers to avoid infants – CNN



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