Macro Briefing: 1 August 2018

Facebook finds ongoing effort to meddle in 2018 US elections: Reuters
Turkey is ready to retaliate over threat of US sanctions: The Hill
Fed is considering a pause to interest rate hikes: Bloomberg
Trump may further tighten tariffs on China in negotiating tactic: Reuters
Wages and benefits for US workers increased at fastest rate in a decade in Q2: MW
US home prices increased at well above inflation rate in May: HousingWire
Chicago PMI advances to a six-month high in July: Chicago PMI
Annual growth of US consumer spending at four-year high of 5.1% in June: BEA