Financial news on April 11, 2019

Business and Financial news
As U.S. and China Near Trade Deal, Enforcement Is Key

The ability to secure a firm commitment from China to hold up its end of the pact or face repercussions will help determine whether President Trump’s agreement is seen as a true win or a capitulation. Read more..

By ANA SWANSON - The New York Times

Changes to Flight Software on 737 Max Escaped F.A.A. Scrutiny

A new safety review wasn’t necessary under F.A.A. rules since the changes didn’t affect what the agency considers an especially critical or risky phase of flight. Read more..

By JACK NICAS, DAVID GELLES and JAMES GLANZ - The New York Times

Disney Plus Streaming Service Is Unveiled to Hollywood Fanfare

In a lavish presentation, the company provided long-awaited details about its counter to the tech giants that have moved into entertainment. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES and JOHN KOBLIN - The New York Times

Gentlemen, Start Your Algorithms

A racetrack veteran compares the Self Racing Cars contest in California to hot-rod modders of old: “This event, with its hackers, tinkerers and engineers, is just like that.” Read more..

By BRADLEY BERMAN and AARON WOJACK - The New York Times

Herman Cain’s Fed Chances Dim Amid Republican Senate Opposition

Four Republican senators have expressed concern about President Trump’s potential pick for the Fed, making Mr. Cain’s nomination all but dead. Read more..

By JIM TANKERSLEY - The New York Times

How Uber and Lyft Compare, in Four Charts

The ride-sharing companies have competed for riders, drivers and investors. Now that Uber has filed for its initial public offering, here’s how the two stack up. Read more..

By STEPHEN GROCER - The New York Times

J.Crew May Spin Off Madewell to Raise Cash

An initial public offering for Madewell, a bright spot in the retailer’s portfolio, could be completed by the end of 2019. Read more..

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI - The New York Times

Uber, Losing $1.8 Billion a Year, Reveals I.P.O. Filing

The world’s largest ride-hailing service unveiled its prospectus for what is likely to be the biggest initial public offering for years. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC and KATE CONGER - The New York Times

What Exactly Is Uber’s ‘Core Platform Contribution Margin’?

Uber, like many other tech companies, is using a few creative terms to describe its business. We’ll try to translate them for you. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

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