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S&P Spikes Into The Close After Politico Reports Again Powell Is Leading Fed Candidate

One week after Politico reported for the second time that Trump, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, were leaning toward Fed governor Jerome "Jay" Powell for Fed Chair, Politico's Ben White and Josh Dawsey decided to triple down, and with minutes left until the close, Politico reported - for the third time in three weeks - that "Powell is the leading candidate to become the chair of the U.S. central bank after President Donald Trump concluded a series of meetings with five finalists Thursday, three administration officials said."

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GE Options Are Pricing In Massive Dividend Cuts

GE shares are languishing at more than four year lows (as the broader market soars to record highs) and GE credit risk stands at 8 month highs (almost dopuble the post-crisis lows hit in June). As Goldman analyst Joe Ritchie warns, a significant earnings per share/free cash flow reset looms and the prospect of a dividend cut is dragging the stocks lower.

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