Macro Briefing: 18 September 2018

Trump OKs more trade tariffs on China: Reuters
Flooding in Carolinas after hurricane to linger for days… or weeks? USA Today
N. Korea’s Kim hopes for “big outcome” for summit with S. Korea’s Moon: Reuters
Russia blames Israel for military plane shot down near Syria: BBC
Supreme Court nominee vote delayed; accuser to testify on Monday: The Hill
Senate leader works to save Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee: Politico
US to cut number of refugees to 30,000 next year: BBC
WEF report: robotics and AI will create net job growth by 2022: Gizmodo
Alibaba’s Jack Ma: US-China trade war could last 20 years: Bloomberg
Will trade tariffs save US factories? History leaves room for doubt: NY Times
NY Fed Mfg Index fell to 5-month low but still signaling solid growth: NY Fed