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[Bloomberg] Stocks Get Boost From Earnings as Treasuries Fall: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts Top Forecasts on Multifamily Construction

[Reuters] As trade spat grows, China hits U.S. sorghum imports with hefty deposit

[CNBC] Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Trump tweet was ‘warning shot’ to China on currency

[Reuters] China cuts reserve requirement by 100 bps for most banks

[Bloomberg] China’s Economic Growth Remains Robust Amid Strong Retail Sales

[Reuters] China March industrial output up 6.0 percent, misses expectations, January-March investment growth slows

[Bloomberg] Euro-Area Engine Sputters as German Downturn Risk Sharpens

[Bloomberg] Draghi’s High-Class Problem Rears Its Head as ECB Views Exit

[Bloomberg] Powell’s Inner Circle Takes Shape With Clarida as Fed’s No. 2

[Bloomberg] U.S. Cuts Off China’s ZTE From American Tech for Seven Years

[Bloomberg] China May Be Set for Rare Property Defaults, Neuberger Says

[Reuters] Tech giants remain most crowded trade for third month running: BAML survey

[NYT] China’s Economy Grows, and Its Trade Gap With the U.S. Widens

[FT] China adopts carrot-and-stick approach in trade dispute with US

[FT] Russia targeting millions of web users in west, warn US and UK

[FT] Political tides stymie European nations’ debt reduction efforts