Frontrunning: February 13

  • GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout (BBG)

  • Investors start looking abroad (Reuters)

  • Cold War Rivals Risk Direct Conflict in Syria (BBG)

  • Ex-Prosecutors Take Frustrations With Trump to the Campaign Trail (WSJ)

  • Amazon’s Latest Ambition: To Be a Major Hospital Supplier (WSJ)

  • In Shift, U.S. Signals Readiness to Talk With North Korea (WSJ)

  • Volatile Markets Make Tomorrow's CPI Report a Reason to Worry (BBG)

  • Shale Output Hasn’t Grown This Fast Since Oil Was at $100 (WSJ)

  • Exxon Sues Its Antagonists in a Fierce Climate-Change Lawsuit (BBG)

  • PepsiCo beats sales estimates on snacks boost (Reuters)

  • OPEC Revises Crude Supply Forecasts on Higher U.S. Production (WSJ)

  • U.S. to push for 'reciprocal tax' on trade partners (Reuters)

  • U.S. Tax Provision May Sting Foreign Firms (WSJ)

  • Israel Says U.S. Not in Syria ‘Game’ (BBG)

  • The Biggest Political Spender at Trump Properties Is Trump (BBG)

  • Iraq says $4 billion needed for new downstream oil investments (Reuters)

  • Harley CEO asks investors for patience as sales, stock slide (Reuters)

  • Don't take the president literally, aide says, after women deride 'macho-fascist' Duterte (Reuters)

  • Icahn, Deason urge Xerox shareholders to oppose Fujifilm deal (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest


- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc has made a takeover approach to drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp in a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats.

- A special committee of the Wynn Resorts Ltd board said it hired Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to investigate allegations against Steve Wynn and to conduct an "expanded and comprehensive review" of the company's internal policies to ensure "a safe and respectful workplace for all employees."

- Snap Inc said its head of sales, Jeff Lucas, is leaving the social-media company less than two years after joining from Viacom Inc.

- General Motors Co is sending a tough message to thousands of South Korean workers during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying it will close a Korean factory in May and pressure union officials for additional cost cuts to stem losses.

- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc offered to bolster the editorial independence of Sky Plc's news operations to meet concerns of British regulators and ease approval of its $16 billion bid for the portion of the pay TV giant it doesn't already own.

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