Macro Briefing: 16 May 2019

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GOP lawmakers raise questions on Trump’s Iran policy: The HillAlabama passes law criminalizing nearly all abortions: CBSTrump bans US firms from using tech gear from China’s Huawei: CNNUS suspends all flights to Venezuela: FoxTrump delays new tariffs on US car imports: WSJTrump’s tariffs are expected to modestly boost US inflation: WSJUS retail spending unexpectedly fell in April: BloombergGDPNow Q2 growth estimate for US slips to sluggish 1.1% increase: Atlanta FedHome builder sentiment in US rises to 7-month high for May: MWNY Fed Mfg Index rebounds to 6-month high in May: NY FedBusiness inflation expectations tick up to 2.0% for May: Atlanta FedUS industrial output’s 1-year change slows to weak 0.9% increase in April:

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