Macro Briefing: 9 March 2018

Trump agrees to meet with N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un: CNN
US-N. Korea summit may bring progress, but Asia also sees risks: NY Times
Trump OKs steel & aluminum tariffs, with exemptions for Mexico, Canada: Reuters
China warns of “strong” reaction to Trump’s tariffs: Fortune
GOP faces possibility of embarassing loss in special Penn. election: Bloomberg
European Central Bank takes another step away from stimulus: Reuters
Jobless claims in US jump after dipping to near-50-year low: MarketWatch
US employers announce 20% fewer job cuts in Feb vs. Jan: CG&C
US leads the world for imposing protectionist measures: Washington Post