Macro Briefing: 13 March 2019

UK rejects Brexit deal, leaving Britain in chaos ahead of EU departure: CNN
Boeing 737 MAX planes still fly in US as plane is grounded elsewhere: Reuters
China offers to assist Venezuela to end power blackout: Reuters
US small business optimism rose in Feb for first time in nearly 6mos: Axios
Consumer inflation ticks up in Feb–first increase in 4 months: CNBC
VIX Index, a measure of US stock mkt volatility, fell on Tues, near 5-month low: