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Mon, Jan 23rd, 2017
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The Latest: Trump meets with congressional leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections.

NJ Transit resumes rail service suspended after wire problem

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed train service in New Jersey.

Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. (PSF) Notification of Sources of Distribution Under Section 19(a)

NEW YORK , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This press release provides shareholders of Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: PSF) (the "Fund") with information regarding the...

17 state attorneys general ask to defend CFPB; cite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 17 states are seeking to defend the U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court amid speculation that President Donald Trump may fire its director.

North Dakota weighs lifting Sunday morning shopping ban

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents can order alcohol at a restaurant or bar late Sunday morning but must wait until afternoon to go shopping because of a ban — rooted in religious tradition...

Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. (LDP) Notification of Sources of Distribution Under Section 19(a)

NEW YORK , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This press release provides shareholders of Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: LDP) (the "Fund") with information regarding...

Landmark former department store reopens after 30 years

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former landmark department store, once a jewel of the city's downtown and later a symbol of its decline, reopened on Monday after 30 years, repurposed as a combination retail and...

Federal judge swats Aetna-Humana insurer combo

A federal judge has rejected health insurer Aetna's bid to buy rival Humana on grounds that the deal would hurt competition in hundreds of Medicare Advantage markets, ultimately affecting the price consumers...

Dorian LPG Ltd. Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings and Conference Call Date

STAMFORD, Conn. , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) (the "Company" or "Dorian LPG"), a leading owner and manager of modern VLGCs (Very Large Gas Carriers), will issue a news...

Box office top 20: Shyamalan's 'Split' trounces 'xXx'

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to final figures Monday....

Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises....

Rates on US Treasury bills drop at weekly auction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction, with rates on three-month bills dropping to their lowest level since early December.

Female animators break down cartoon-women stereotypes

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — For a long time, nearly all of the animation students at the California Institute of the Arts' were men.

Nelnet, Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for 7.400% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Capital Efficient Notes

LINCOLN, Neb. , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelnet, Inc. (" Nelnet " or the " Company ") announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding...

HNI Corporation Fourth Quarter And Year-End Fiscal 2016 Results Conference Call

MUSCATINE, Iowa , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) will host its quarterly conference call for investors to discuss fourth quarter and year-end fiscal 2016 results...

AllianceBernstein National Municipal Income Fund Releases Monthly Portfolio Update

NEW YORK , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AllianceBernstein National Municipal Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: AFB) (the "Fund") today released its monthly portfolio update as of December 31,2016 .

AB Global High Income Fund Releases Monthly Portfolio Update

NEW YORK , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AB Global High Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: AWF) (the "Fund") today released its monthly portfolio update as of December 31, 2016 .

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call

NEW YORK , Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today announced that it will publish its fourth quarter 2016 earnings presentation on its website at www.bxmt.com...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH17 -0.22% ) are down -0.19% and European stocks are down -0.35% at a 3-week low on concern over the Trump administration's trade policies. President Trump's inauguration speech Friday was... Read More

Chart of the Day

Univar (UNVR) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The chemical company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 129.00+ and gained 121.76% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures finished Monday mixed and most contracts were within 1/4 cent of unchanged. Weekly export inspections for corn were a strong 963,897 MT, up about 6.8% week/week, and up 60.7% vs. the same week last year. Inspections for the current MY ar...
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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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