House GOP's “8% cut” means 1% cut to nominal federal spending
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- House GOP's “8% cut” means 1% cut to total federal spending
- Instacart expected to price IPO today, start trading on Tue
- UAW president rejects 21% cumulative pay raise offer
- China's Evergrande stock briefly -24% after staff detained
- Tim Cook: Vision Pro “on track” for early 2024
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1. House GOP's “8% cut” means 1% cut to nominal federal spending
4% cut in real spending, assuming inflation at 3%.
8% cut was related to nondefense non-VA discretionary spending.
House vote on Thu: results uncertain.
Bill was introduced by the House Rules Committee without Speaker McCarthy's approval.
Narrow 221-212 GOP margin in the House makes every defection count.
2. Instacart expected to price IPO today, start trading on Tue
September is poised to become the top IPO month of 2023, with many hoping it will reignite tech IPOs
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4. UAW president rejects 21% cumulative pay raise offer from Chrystler parent
The UAW wants a 40% pay hike, according to UAW president Shawn Fain.
4-day workweek also a request.
Since the 90s, auto workers’ average hourly wages have fallen in real terms
August was already the worst month in workdays lost to strikes since 2000
And September is poised to be even worse:
5. China's Evergrande stock briefly was -24% after senior staff detained
Public security organs took criminal compulsory measures against Du and other suspected criminals at Evergrande Financial Wealth Management Co." - Statement from Shenzhen police. - Reuters
The WSJ warns that China’s Country Garden could pose an even bigger problem than Evergrande
6. Tim Cook: Vision Pro “on track” for early 2024
The CBS host also pressed Cook on removing ads on Twitter over an alleged rise in antisemitism, which Elon Musk vehemently denies.
7. Ukraine faces trouble to finance its $40B 2024 budget deficit
Read more: WSJ.
8. Carry trade having exceptional year (+42% YTD), beating NASDAQ
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