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Tue, Apr 25th, 2017
UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party says it will tear up the government's negotiating plan for Brexit and guarantee all European Union citizens in the U.K. the right to stay if it wins the...

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

PARIS (AP) — The magnate behind the LVMH luxury empire is seeking to strengthen control over Christian Dior in a multibillion-dollar deal combining the fashion industry heavyweights.

A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for...

Trump's Mar-a-Lago loses State Department promotion posting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump's Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism.

Study: Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into this week's federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's priorities.

Ivanka Trump advocates for women, girls in trip to Berlin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment...

Interim Report, First Quarter of 2017

STOCKHOLM , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

ALV : 102.23 (+2.87%)
SEADF : 0.7100 (unch)
Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would...

Companies decry Trump plan to eliminate Energy Star program

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. companies, including some of the nation's largest manufacturers, are urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program to promote efficiency in home...

PCRFY : 11.9800 (+2.83%)
UTX : 116.32 (+1.16%)
Swiss drugs giant Novartis posts 15 percent drop in 1Q net

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter, as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work...

UNHCR, Malaysian firm launch mobile app on refugee struggle

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency and a Malaysian firm have launched an interactive smartphone application aimed at raising public awareness and empathy about the worldwide struggle...

Castellum's Interim Report January-March 2017: 9% Increase in Income From Property Management and Net Lease at Record Level

GÖTEBORG, Sweden , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

TEX : 33.09 (+1.97%)
CWQXY : 27.0000 (-0.92%)
CWQXF : 15.0500 (unch)
ECB unlikely to signal stimulus end, despite French optimism

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's strengthening economy dodged a banana peel when a pro-EU candidate won the first round of the French presidential election.

Q1 Interim Report for 2017 - Boliden

BOLIDEN, Sweden , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

BDNNY : 64.2900 (+3.81%)
Orexigen Therapeutics Announces New Drug Submission for Contrave© in Canada

SAN DIEGO , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX), a biopharmaceutical company helping to improve the health and lives of patients struggling with weight loss,...

OREX : 2.98 (+3.11%)
Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Shares are higher in Asia, tracking the rally sparked by the outcome of France's vote. Hopes for U.S. tax reform and a compromise on the U.S. budget deadline also lifted sentiment. Japan's...

Volvo Group - The First Quarter 2017

GÖTEBORG, Sweden , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

VLVLY : 15.0700 (+5.24%)
SAP Momentum Continues With Soaring Growth in Q1

WALLDORF, Germany , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced its financial results for the first quarter 2017 ended March 31, 2017 .

SAP : 101.38 (+4.52%)
ABB and IBM Partner in Industrial Artificial Intelligence Solutions

HANOVER, Germany , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ABB and IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB's industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability...

VLY : 12.10 (+1.85%)
BXMT : 30.63 (-0.42%)
BX : 30.43 (+0.50%)
IBM : 160.75 (+0.23%)
ABB : 23.93 (+2.62%)
IBM Brings Cognitive Manufacturing to the Factory Floor

HANNOVER, Germany , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At Hannover Messe 2017 , IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today launched a new IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Cognitive Visual Inspection,...

PDVW : 24.20 (+2.54%)
CSC : 69.01 (-3.01%)
IBM : 160.75 (+0.23%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Jun E-mini S&Ps ( ESM17 +1.10%) this morning are up by +1.18% to a 5-week high and European stocks soared 3.88% to a 1 -1 /2 year high as global equity markets rallied sharply and EUR/USD ( ^EURUSD ) jumped +1.21%... Read More

Chart of the Day

IHS Markit (INFO) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The business information company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 31.35+ and gained 24.04% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures finished mostly 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents higher on Monday. After the close, the USDA released the Crop Progress report, showing planting progress in the US higher than estimates, at 17% complete as of Sunday. That is 11% behind the same time...
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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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