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Fri, Dec 2nd, 2016
Municipal-bond week in review: Yields climb again

NEW YORK (AP) — Municipal bond yields hit fresh highs again this week, continuing their strong climb since the U.S. presidential election.

Court settlement filed over West Virginia mine pollution

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and the Pocahontas Land Corp. have agreed to settle a lawsuit over coal mine drainage into streams in southern West Virginia.

Albemarle price increases for select brominated products

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that effective January 1, 2017 , or...

Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling

NICHOLS, N.Y. (AP) — The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned...

Nabors Prices $600,000,000 In Senior Unsecured Debt Offering

HAMILTON, Bermuda , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) ("Nabors") today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nabors Industries, Inc. ("NII"), has priced $600,000,000...

Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund Declares Distributions and Discloses Sources of Distributions - Section 19(a) Notice

HARTFORD, Conn. , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Virtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund  (NYSE: VGI), a diversified closed-end fund, announced the following monthly distributions:

MAA Announces Regular Quarterly Preferred Dividend

MEMPHIS, Tenn. , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MAA (NYSE: MAA) today announced a full quarterly dividend of $1.0625 per outstanding share of its 8.50% Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred...

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government's November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages. Stocks finished little changed as real estate and...

Rally ebbs as investors seek safety after weak wage data

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government's November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages.

Business Highlights


CGI announces specific share repurchase program as part of normal course issuer bid

Stock Market Symbols GIB.A (TSX) GIB (NYSE)

FCC: AT&T, Verizon shouldn't exempt own apps from data caps

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones.

Public Storage and Ascena climb; Starbucks and Schwab fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Vascular Solutions, Inc.

NEW YORK , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP ( ) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Vascular Solutions, Inc. ("Vascular Solutions"...

Virtus Total Return Fund Declares Distribution

HARTFORD, Conn. , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE: DCA) announced that its dividend distribution for the fourth quarter of 2016 will be $0.10 per share, payable...

California treasurer asks Trump for guidance on pot, banking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana industry can participate in the nation's...

Global X Funds Announces Index And Name Change For Portugal ETF

NEW YORK , Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs), has announced that at the open of trading on December 6, 2016 , the Global...

EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't...

Job deals like Carrier's often fall short of political hype

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax...

1st nonstop commercial flight from Beijing arrives in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance marked the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight from mainland China to Las Vegas.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Dec E-mini S&Ps ( ESZ16 -0.26% ) are down -0.29% at a 1 -1 /2 week low and European stocks are down -1.28% at a 3-week low on concern over higher interest rates and rising political risks in Europe. This... Read More

Chart of the Day

Barnes Group (B) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The precision metal parts fabricator has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 36.14+ and gained 21.65% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading 1 to 4 cents higher at midday on pre-weekend profit taking. USDA reported last night that corn use for ethanol in October was 455 million bushels, up 4.6% from September and up 3.4% from October 2015.  Sorghum use for ...
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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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