Frontrunning: April 21


  • Attack overshadows last campaign day in France (Reuters)

  • Paris Gunman Was Questioned by Police in February (WSJ)

  • French PM knocks Le Pen, Fillon stance on security after Paris shooting (Reuters)

  • Battle zone scenes at Paris Champs Elysees (Reuters)

  • In ‘Buy American’ Push, Trump Is Starting in a Hole (WSJ)

  • Trump Steel Probe Adds Tinge of Economic Nationalism (WSJ)

  • Mnuchin’s Talk of Tax Plan ‘Soon’ Stirs Markets and Skeptics (BBG)

  • Trump, GOP Race to Revive Health Bill, Avoid Government Shutdown (WSJ)

  • Farmers Have a Beef With Trump and Big Meat (BBG)

  • Stock futures little changed as French election in focus (Reuters)

  • Euro-Area Recovery Broadens With Strongest Growth in Six Years (BBG)

  • Markets Send a Worrying Message About the Economy (WSJ)

  • OPEC cut doubts put oil on track for biggest weekly drop in a month (Reuters)

  • Trump’s Trade War Will Make Your Dentist Visits Even Costlier (BBG)

  • Gorsuch's First Big High Court Vote Allows Arkansas Execution (BBG)

  • Exxon Faces Limited Options for Deal With Russian Firm (WSJ)

  • Exxon probe is unconstitutional, Republican prosecutors say (Reuters)

  • Caracas on Knife-Edge as Maduro Protesters Erect Barricades (BBG)

  • Desperate Malls Turn to Concerts and Food Trucks (BBG)

  • Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's bid to reschedule speech (Reuters)

  • Publishers Weigh Potential Google Ad-Blocking Feature (WSJ)

  • GE revenue falls 1 percent (Reuters)

  • Reckitt Benckiser Fails to Grow for First Time Since 1999 (BBG)


 


Overnight Media Digest


WSJ


- White House officials said they are developing a sweeping plan to overhaul both corporate and individual taxes, dismissing concerns that a more modest proposal might be more viable in today's political climate. http://on.wsj.com/2oWLhIe


- Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk confirmed plans for his newest company, called Neuralink Corp, revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in "consensual telepathy". http://on.wsj.com/2oWR4NP


- President Donald Trump will sign three documents on Friday to advance his administration's push to reduce tax and regulatory burdens, including a measure that could roll back Obama administration efforts to prevent U.S. companies from shifting operations overseas to avoid taxes, administration officials said late Thursday. http://on.wsj.com/2oX1KMv


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