Macro Briefing: 20 February 2019

House Dems launch investigation into Trump administration’s Saudi deals: The Hill
Deputy Transportation Sec. Rosen to be nominated as dep. att. general: Politico
U.K. Prime Minister heads to Brussels to save Brexit deal: MW
Taiwan president says that China poses global threat: CNN
A China state-run newspaper warns of fallout from new US tariffs: CNBC
Walmart’s fiscal Q4 earnings surged: CNBC
Today’s release of Fed minutes may shed light on policy change: Bloomberg
Is the housing market too weak to trigger the next recession? NY Times
US home builder confidence increased for a second month in Feb: BB