10 Monday AM Reads

My back-to-work morning train reads:
New China Tariffs Increase Costs to U.S. Households (Liberty Street Economics)6 Reasons We Make Bad Decisions, and What to Do About Them (Harvard Business Review)Family offices are diving into new markets: Secretive mana…
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Can “Densification” Help Save Mall REITs?

The internet has contributed to the closing of department stores operated by Sears, Kmart, and Bon-Ton. It has ripped apart niche retailers like Charlotte Russe and Payless ShoeSource. And the damage from the so-called retail apocalypse isn’t over, with compa…
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Jeffrey Epstein and Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband were co-investors in an exclusive private equity fund

Jeffrey Epstein invested $30 million in a private equity fund alongside the husband of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, demonstrating the extent of the disgraced New York financier’s ties to political movers and shakers, according to public documents reviewe…
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Zara Founder’s Real Estate Assets Increase

NEW YORK, United States   Amancio Ortega, Europe’s richest man and founder of retailer Inditex , had commercial property assets worth nearly 10 billion ($11 billion) at the end of 2018, up 11.5 percent from the previous year according to his investment firm o…
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Report: NRA Head Tried to Have the Nonprofit Buy Him a $6 Million Mansion After Parkland Shooting

Wayne LaPierre, the vice president and CEO of the NRA, speaks at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 27, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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German recession fears weigh on stock markets amid U.S.-China trade tensions – Global News

Fears that Germany could slip into a recession weighed hard on European stock markets Wednesday, a day after a modest relief rally prompted by the U.S. decision to delay some tariffs on Chinese imports.
The key downward driver in markets on Wednesday was new…
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More Hong Kong companies say business impacted by mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Conglomerate Swire Pacific (0019.HK) became the latest major Hong Kong company to voice concern about the impact of protests in the city on business activity, saying they are having direct and indirect impact on demand on a number of its…
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Tanger Factory Outlets Raises FFO Guidance Following a Solid Quarter

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) released slightly better-than-expected second-quarter 2019 results on Wednesday after the markets closed, boasting healthy portfolio occupancy rates and an anticipated moderation in profits following last quarter’s str…
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UK Mall Operator Intu’s Shares Slump amid Retail Failures

LONDON, United Kingdom   Shares in British shopping centre operator Intu sank more than 21 percent on Wednesday after reporting a fall in first-half net rental income on Wednesday, the latest sign of weakness in a struggling British retail sector.
Intu, whic…
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Goldman Sachs analyzed 60 earnings calls and arrived at these 4 critical themes that are shaping the corporate landscape

Some companies said the Federal Reserve’s recent interest-rate cut will help them secure lower borrowing costs and more efficiently handle liabilities. Others, namely banks and real estate businesses, worried the lower rates would harm net interest income and…
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