Macro Briefing: 17 September 2018

Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in doubt after allegations: The Hill
Hurricane Florence: ‘worst is still yet to come’ for Carolinas: CNN
Typhoon Mangkhut slams southern China: RTE
Reports that US is set to impose more tariffs on China worry investors: Reuters
Stocks in China slide to lowest level in nearly 4 years: Bloomberg
Markets pricing in less hawkish monetary policy vs Fed’s outlook: St Louis Fed
Will the strong economy influence voters in Nov? Maybe not: NY Times
Import prices for US post largest drop in 1-1/2 years in August: CNBC
US business inventories up in July, signaling healthy economy: MarketWatch
Consumer sentiment jumps to 6-month high in September: Blooomberg
US auto production helped lift US industrial output in August: Reuters
One-year US retail spending holds steady at healthy pace through August: