Macro Briefing: 14 March 2018

Special House election in Pennsylvania too close to call: The Hill
Trump fires Sec. of State Tillerson, replacing him with CIA director: LA Times
Jobless rate on track to fall to 3%, unless Fed policy changes: Bloomberg
5 things to watch in today’s release of US retail sales report: MNI
OECD: Global growth on track for robust trend in 2018 and 2019: RTT
US inflation slows in February after running hot in January: Reuters
US small business optimism rises to highest in over 30 years: Bloomberg
Do political compromises  supporting Merkel threaten Germany’s boom? NY Times
Central banks reconsider tools to reach elusive inflation targets: Bloomberg