Macro Briefing: 28 December 2018

Congress adjourns with no end in sight for partial gov’t shutdown: CNN
Initial data suggest China’s economy slowed for 7th month in Dec: Bloomberg
New survey: More Americans blame Trump for gov’t shutdown: Reuters
Trump’s economic adviser: Fed Chair and Treasury Secretary jobs are safe: CNBC
Is Wall Street’s rebound a bear trap? MW
US jobless claims dip, signaling ongoing strength in labor market: Reuters
Consumer Confidence Index for US slips to 5-month low in Dec: MW