Los Angeles, Lion Air, Australian Open: Your Monday Briefing

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Good morning,

We begin with a take a look at the Trump administration’s Mideast insurance policies, the rising political battle confronting the president, and a academics’ strike in Los Angeles at this time.

Whereas the political battle over migration drags on, 1000’s of undocumented migrants are granted entry to the U.S. each month whereas their asylum instances are processed. However there may be little federal help for them.

An increasing community of church buildings and different nongovernmental organizations is attempting to get migrants fed, housed and probably reunited with family members within the U.S. “Persons are working 24 hours a day attempting to make this occur,” mentioned the chief of a San Diego help community. “Everyone seems to be strapped.”

Funds deadlock units a document: The partial authorities shutdown is now the longest in historical past. We checked out the way it has underscored the federal authorities’s connection to on a regular basis life in lots of elements of the U.S.

Los Angeles academics’ strike: Greater than 30,000 public schoolteachers are anticipated to stroll out at this time, calling for increased pay, smaller lessons and extra help workers. The strike within the nation’s second-largest college system will have an effect on about 500,000 college students.

Democrats operating in 2020: Julián Castro, the previous housing secretary and onetime mayor of San Antonio, plans to marketing campaign in Puerto Rico at this time after saying he would run for president. He joins a rising area of candidates, together with Consultant Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who introduced her marketing campaign on Friday.

Asylum for Saudi teen: Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, who fled what she mentioned was an abusive household in Saudi Arabia, arrived in Toronto, the place she was granted asylum by the Canadian authorities.

We’re about to see how company America did up to now three months.

It’s the primary likelihood for buyers to listen to from chief executives because the market went haywire in December. An enormous cause for that sell-off was concern in regards to the economic system and company income.

Within the “preseason,” Apple warned that fewer individuals in China have been shopping for iPhones than it had anticipated, and American Airways mentioned it wasn’t getting as a lot income from each passenger because it needed.

Such particulars assist gauge the well being of the economic system, and that’s the place the difficulty can start. If too many corporations warn about issues forward, buyers may see their worst fears confirmed — and shares may begin to fall once more.

Perhaps don’t examine your 401(okay) till that is over.


That’s it for this briefing.

I depart you with this: Final evening, a photograph of an egg unseated Kylie Jenner’s beginning announcement because the most-liked Instagram put up ever. Only a common egg.

See you subsequent time.

— Chris


Thanks
To Eleanor Stanford for the cultural ideas and James Ok. Williamson for Smarter Residing concepts. Mohammed Hadi, our enterprise information director, wrote at this time’s Again Story. You’ll be able to attain the crew at briefing@nytimes.com.

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