Macro Briefing: 18 April 2018

Drug-resistant typhoid epidemic becoming “global concern”: Ars Technica
S. Korea says it’s discussing peace deal with N. Korea: Reuters
CIA chief met with N. Korea’s Kim Jong-un: NY Times
China’s President Xi planning to visit North Korea, says Chinese official: CNN
Republicans pushing for 2nd tax vote ahead of mid-term elections: Reuters
US housing starts rebound in March, up 10.9% vs. year-earlier level: MarketWatch
Industrial output in US rose more than expected in March: RTT
Analyst says VIX index signaling US stocks will continue to rebound: MarketWatch
BofA: Money managers’ global equity allocations fell to 18-mo low in April: P&I
Over half of next year’s nearly $1 trillion federal deficit due to new laws: CRFB