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Tariffs were a hot topic at this weekend’s G-7 meeting in Canada, and as we’ve seen over the past weeks, it was once again the US vs. the world – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Marketplace

A bunch of drama and a billion dollars later, ZTE appears to be back in business.  Here’s a closer look at the company’s “checkered past” and some thoughts on what’s next for the Chinese telecom company – NYTimes

US national security panel CFIUS [who we last saw blocking Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm] has signed off on the $2.7 billion takeover of insurer Genworth Financial by Chinese conglomerate Oceanwide Holdings Group.  To gain CFIUS approval, the two companies promised they “would take extraordinary steps to secure Americans’ personal data” – WSJ

The Upshot gives us a primer on a topic in the news these days: trade deficits – NYTimes

The Fed meets this week and is expected to make another gradual increase to benchmark interest rates when FOMC meetings wrap on Wednesday – Bloomberg and WSJ

Heading to the beach but can’t leave the markets behind you? Why not try the hedge fund summer reading list – Bloomberg

After yet another massive round of fundraising [$14 billion in the bank], Jack Ma’s Ant Financial now has a market cap greater than two of the four banks that helped run its fundraising – WSJ

We’ll be watching [perhaps not as anxiously as others] the D.C. District Courts this week. Judge Richard Leon is expected to issue a decision tomorrow in the DOJ’s suit to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner in a $85.4 billion deal that’s all about the potential limits of vertical integration – NYTimes

I mean, part of you can’t help but love that Elon has forgone ICOs in favor of flamethrowers, right? – Bloomberg

On the power (and magic) of a cardboard box – NYTimes

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