Friday’s Top Stories Before The Opening Bell – Mike Swanson (12/13/2019)

Fed announces further repo operations to help cover year-end – MarketWatch

Election results 2019: Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ after historic victory – BBC

Boris Johnson Wins Strong Mandate For Brexit. Now For The Hard Part. – Barrons

Goldman Sachs says clarity on Brexit ‘should unlock pent-up business investment’ – MarketWatch

Gundlach’s $150 Billion Decade May Be His Industry’s Last Hurrah – Bloomberg

U.S. offers China tariff rate cut; announcement ‘imminent’ – Reuters

China Offers No Confirmation on U.S. Trade Deal – WSJ

China’s foreign minister says at symposium US has angered and suppressed China – CNBC

Chinese businesses boost self-reliance as trade war rolls on – The Business Times

U.S. Business Debt Exceeds Households’ for First Time Since 1991 – Bloomberg

Black Swan’ index flashes yellow: Wall Street is not scared – Reuters

FTC weighs seeking injunction against Facebook over how its apps interact – WSJ

3M to sell bulk of drug delivery unit to Altaris Capital for $650M – Minneapolis Star Tribune

CEO says Barrick has plenty of financial firepower to do deals –

Alamos Gold to hike dividend by 50% on strong cash flow outlook – SeekingAlpha’s Stock Takes Off On IPO Day – Forbes

Apple Working on Fix for Screen Time Communication Limits Workaround Exploited by Kids – MacRumours

Pentagon tests banned ballistic missile over Pacific Ocean – Fox News

Donald Trump Celebrates MMA Fighter Who Offered A ‘Whooping’ To Anyone The President Wants – Inquistir

Fox’s Chris Wallace calls out Trump for the ‘most sustained assault on freedom of the press’ in US history – The Hill

Bannon praises ‘liberal’ Cramer for supporting Trump on China trade. Cramer says thanks – CNBC

So 14,000 Troops to the Middle East ‘Fake News’? Not So Fast – The American Conservative

Fears grow in Iraq over kidnapping campaign targeting activists – Middle East Eye

Goldman Sachs employees want to cancel a Nikki Haley interview after her Confederate flag comments – Business Insider

Nikki Haley: ‘Outrage Culture’ Would Not Allow Confederate Flag Removal – Newsmax

Nancy Pelosi, Greta Thunberg, Ivanka Trump Make Forbes’ ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ List – Breitbart

UFC 245: Is Amanda Nunes Already The Greatest Female Fighter? – TheMix

Train derailment on Detroit’s southwest side prompts HAZMAT situation –

SuperShuttle says it will stop service to LAX – LA Times

Fire on Russia’s only aircraft carrier kills 1, injures 11 – Associated Press

Miami couple who bought $120G banana duct-taped to wall says it’ll be ‘iconic historical object’ – Fox News

Olivia Newton-John given ‘Grease’ jacket by anonymous bidder who spent $243K on it – NBC News

‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Mansion Sold to Rupert Murdoch’s Son Lachlan for $150 Million – TMZ

Harvey Weinstein spotted with no walker, sparking speculation – Page Six

Apple’s new parental controls on iOS can be bypassed – The Verge

Pepsi doubles the caffeine for jacked-up coffee drink – NY Post

Florida man who was partially eaten by alligator died from meth overdose, autopsy shows – NY Daily News

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