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Thu, Jan 18th, 2018
AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown wouldn't halt military

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the Pentagon.

EPA official: government must plan for climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday...

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate,...

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

LA Times CEO under investigation after report on impropriety

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher.

NWSA : 17.01 (-1.16%)
Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend.

CAH : 71.71 (-1.29%)
ARNC : 30.35 (-0.62%)
MS : 55.84 (+0.89%)
Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bid

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday, seeking to persuade...

Notice of Meeting

BRISBANE, Australia , Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Orocobre Limited (ORE: ASX, ORL: TSX) (Orocobre) is pleased to provide the Notice of General Meeting of Shareholders.  The document is available...

ORL.TO : 6.99 (+4.02%)
The Latest: Ex-coal baron Senate bid: 'Slap' for miner's dad

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Senate campaign of former coal executive Don Blankenship (all times local):

Alaska Airlines and Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang unveil new uniform collection

SEATTLE , Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and fashion designer Luly Yang debuted a modern, West Coast-inspired, custom-designed uniform collection today. At a fashion show this...

ALK : 69.79 (-1.45%)
Cauchari Hole CAU15 - High Grade Interval Averages 475 MG/L Lithium

BRISBANE, Australia , Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL) ("Orocobre" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on the brine sampling of diamond drill...

ORL.TO : 6.99 (+4.02%)
AAL.VN : 1.320 (-4.35%)
AVLIF : 1.0580 (-5.45%)
Wind power leader denies spying on Oklahoma state lawmaker

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group on Thursday flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his...

Amazon's potential HQ2 sites leaves many cities disappointed

Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut to 20 contenders:...

Banco Santander México As Successor Of Grupo Financiero Santander México Announces Exchange Of Shares, Initial Listing And Symbol Change To "BSMX" On The BMV

MEXICO CITY , Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Banco Santander (México), S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México (BMV: SANMEX; NYSE: BSMX ) ("Banco Santander...

BSMX : 7.72 (+0.26%)
Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Six shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees were deliberately targeted by vandals who broke the windows with unknown objects while traveling on a highway south of San...

American Express posts $1.2 billion loss due to new tax law

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law. The company also announced it would...

AXP : 99.86 (-0.89%)
Money-seeking hackers hit northeast Indiana health network

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana health network has become at least the second in the state recently targeted by money-seeking computer hackers.

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.

BLACKHAWK INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

NEW ORLEANS , Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the proposed sale...

HAWK : 45.15 (-0.22%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.08%) are up +0.12% amid speculation Congress will pass a stopgap spending measure by Friday night to avert a government shutdown. Stock markets around the world also received support from... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Catalyst Biosciences (CBIO) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The biomedical company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 150.22+ and gined 111.86% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the Thursday session with most contracts 1 to 1 1/2 cents lower. The weekly EIA report showed ethanol production recovering 65,000 barrels per day to 1.061 million bpd. That is the largest week to week improvement on record. Stock...
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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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