Market News and Commentary October 6

The Trump Administration Just Escalated Its High-Stakes Competition With China. Colin Powell rips Trump on immigration, NATO, anti-press rhetoric. Russian official tied to Trump Tower meeting dies in helicopter crash. U.S. tariffs on China aren’t a short-term strategy. Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice. Donald Trump: Women ‘are extremely happy’ with Brett Kavanaugh. Erdogan says closely following case of missing Saudi journalist. Commercial banks donate $2.5 million to Senate Democrats for midterms. Deutsche Welle: Germany warns Russia over cyberattacks. Amazon is doubling down on its private label business, stoking ‘huge fear’ in some sellers. Banksy artwork self-destructs after £1m auction sale. Italy works on extending Alitalia loan deadline: source.

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