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Thu, Jul 20th, 2017
China's 'intervention' not main culprit in US trade deficit

BEIJING (AP) — Is the outsize role played by China's government in its economy to blame for its multibillion-dollar trade surpluses with the United States?

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen....

The Latest: Health care bill set for vote faces uphill climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal the Obama health law (all times local):

Builder of illegal LA mansion gets fines, community service

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of fashion models Bella and Gigi Hadid has been fined and given community service for illegally building a gigantic mansion in Los Angeles.

IMF approves conditional $1.8 billion loan to Greece

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's board on Thursday approved a $1.8 billion loan to Greece — but will only release the money if the country gets debt relief from its European creditors....

Rowley Law PLLC is Investigating Bank Mutual Corporation and its Board of Directors for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

NEW YORK , July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rowley Law PLLC is investigating potential claims against Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ: BKMU ) and its board of directors for breach of fiduciary...

BKMU : 9.25 (unch)
Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle.

The Latest: Apollo 13 flight plan fetches $275K

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the auction of a bag containing traces of moon dust (all times local):

Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

HOUSTON (AP) — In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace — then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit...

US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

DALLAS (AP) — The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase...

Largest Privately Owned Mortgage Bank Signs Agreement To Use GainClients, Inc.'s New Home Purchase Service

TUCSON, Ariz. , July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GainClients, Inc. (OTC: GCLT) ("GainClients" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that NOVA ® Home Loans, the largest privately held mortgage...

GCLT : 0.0190 (+26.67%)
Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

FRANKLIN, Tenn. , July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated (NYSE: CHCT) (the "Company") announced today the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,250,000 shares...

CHCT : 23.45 (-6.01%)
Douglas Emmett And QIA Acquire Beverly Hills Office Building

SANTA MONICA, Calif. , July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Emmett , Inc. (NYSE:DEI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced the acquisition of 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, a 171,000 square...

DEI : 37.96 (-0.60%)
Canadian tribe opposes proposed powerline project in US

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a controversial project that would bring Canadian hydro power to markets in southern New England like to talk about how this would use much cleaner energy than the...

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist.

IBERIABANK Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results

LAFAYETTE, La. , July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC), holding company of the 130-year-old IBERIABANK ( www.iberiabank.com ), reported financial results for the...

IBKC : 81.35 (+0.87%)
Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury...

XOM : 80.86 (+0.01%)
Former virtual currency CEO pleads guilty to $9M fraud

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of companies that sold the virtual currency Paycoin and hashlets has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to a $9 million fraud.

Parker Drilling Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON , July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD) announced today it intends to report its second quarter 2017 results after the market closes on Wednesday, August 2,...

PKD : 1.35 (+3.85%)
Texas company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Sep E-mini S&Ps ( ESU17 +0.03%) this morning are up +0.05% at a fresh all-time nearest-futures high. European stocks are up +0.36% ahead of the conclusion of the 2-day ECB policy meeting and press conference from... Read More

Chart of the Day

Upland Software (UPLD) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The Internet software company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 254.01+ and gained 232.44% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed Thursday with gains of 5 to 8 1/2 cents in most contacts, as Dec finished over the $4 mark. After last week’s poor performance, old crop sales of 446,489 MT were indicated in this morning’s Export Sales report. That ex...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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