Walking Iron, Going Home and Fixing Facebook

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My end-of-July morning train reads:

  • Eurozone Economy Slows Further as Exports Sputter (Wall Street Journal); see also Chinese Economy Starts to Feel Tariff Impact (Wall Street Journal)
  • Brexit Without a Deal? A Crazy Idea That Might Happen (Bloomberg Opinion)
  • How to Fix Facebook (the Big Picture); see also Facebook Lenses (Stratechery)
  • 401(k) investors: Why lingering fears are actually good for stock investors (USA Today)
  • By the numbers: China’s foreign-educated students are returning home (Axios); see also Current Policy Is Repelling Foreign Investment (Foreign Affairs)
  • The World Economy Runs on GPS. It Needs a Backup Plan (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • Men of steel: How Brooklyn’s Native American ironworkers built New York (6sqft); see also Can there be an Amazon of housing? (Hothouse)
  • Much of the U.S. Electric Grid Could Go the Way of the Landline Phone (Wired)
  • Scott Walker’s troubles highlight deeper GOP issues in governors’ races (CNN); see also Here Are All the Republicans Retiring From Congress in 2018 (FiveThirtyEight)
  • The 18 Best New Restaurants in America (Eater)

What are you reading?

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation.”

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