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Wed, Jan 17th, 2018
US industrial production rose 0.9 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says U.S. industrial production rose 0.9 percent in December, pulled higher by a surge in utility output, another sign of health for the American economy.

On New Jersey's 'Gold Coast,' politics and development clash

EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With cool breezes, a river walkway and unimpeded views of the Manhattan skyline, the nearly 7-mile stretch of New Jersey waterfront between the Lincoln Tunnel and the George Washington...

Comfort Hotel Brand Successfully Opens More Than One Hotel Per Week in 2017

ROCKVILLE, Md. , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A proven leader in the upper midscale lodging segment, the iconic Comfort Hotel brand finished 2017 by opening 58 hotels and increasing the pipeline...

CHH : 79.95 (-0.74%)
Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

GENEVA (AP) — A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, amid a trend toward "charismatic...

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

MNK : 22.77 (-1.56%)
Company closing Syracuse-area plant, 101 jobs affected

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — A utility service company is closing its upstate New York plant and laying off 101 workers.

IIROC Trading Halt - RZX

VANCOUVER , Jan. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Intrexon Prices Public Offering of Common Stock

GERMANTOWN, Md. , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) announced today that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of common stock consisting...

XON : 13.65 (-0.87%)
US industrial production rose 0.9 percent in December on surge in utility output

WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production rose 0.9 percent in December on surge in utility output.

Dynasil Corporation of America Expands Optical Product Offerings

NEWTON, Mass. , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) today announced its subsidiaries EMF Corporation and Optometrics Corporation have completed their...

DYSL : 1.32 (+2.33%)
MiMedx Announces the Enrollment of the First Patients in the Phase 3 Clinical Trial of AmnioFix® Injectable for Achilles Tendonitis

MARIETTA, Ga. , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human...

MDXG : 14.11 (+1.22%)
Got unused vacation days? Plan for Vacation Day is Jan. 30

NEW YORK (AP) — Stop making excuses. Start making plans.

After 'monkey hoodie' scandal, H&M hires diversity leader

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism over an ad showing a black child dressed in a hoodie reading...

First Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patient Dosed in Systemic Microdystrophin Gene Therapy

HACKENSACK, N.J. , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) , a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne)...

SRPT : 60.26 (+0.18%)
SunTrust Foundation Awards $16.9 Million in Grants During 2017 to Advance Financial Well-Being in America

ATLANTA , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The SunTrust Foundation announced today it awarded $16.9 million in grants in 2017 to more than 1,400 educational institutions and nonprofits to help...

STI : 68.34 (+0.06%)
Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and...

Scientific Games Goes Live with System at First of 28 Alberta Casinos

LAS VEGAS , Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced that the Company has gone live with the first of 28 casinos...

SGMS : 54.65 (+1.02%)
The Latest: French regional official slams airport decision

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a disputed airport plan in France (all times local):

Volkswagen sells record 10.74 million vehicles in 2017

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but saw its bid to keep the title of world's largest carmaker reportedly disputed by the rival...

TM : 140.50 (+1.83%)
VLKAY : 45.3500 (+2.28%)
VLKPY : 44.7200 (+1.95%)
Alternet Systems Announces LOI to Acquire Lithium Exploration Group SonCav Asset in Deal to Include Dividend Distributions to Shareholders of Both Companies

DALLAS , January 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

ALYI : 0.0250 (+6.84%)
APD : 168.25 (+0.90%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.34%) are up +0.37% on optimism a House Republican stopgap spending plan can be passed to keep the government open through Feb 16. House Speaker Ryan is attempting to garner enough support... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Audentes Therapeutcs (BOLD) is rhe Barchart Chart of the Day.  The biomedical company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 174.58+ and gained 111.74% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading fractionally higher this morning. They bounced back from Friday’s bearish USDA reports to close Tuesday with gains of 2 cents in most nearby contracts. The weekly Export Inspections report indicated just 584,389 MT of c...
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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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