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Fri, Jan 20th, 2017
China's growth edges up but 2016 weakest year since 1990

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016 but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect...

Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship...

Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump's inauguration

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian markets were mixed in cautious trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 percent pace...

'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income...

Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms

HONG KONG (AP) — Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years.

Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits

BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location at the finish line and other landmarks last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit...

How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV

NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned...

Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump's inauguration

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian markets were mixed in cautious trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 percent pace...

Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn...

Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on Jan. 23

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Friday it will announce on Jan. 23 the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire.

Company that HHS pick invested in faced criminal penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year has faced years of legal problems and agreed this month to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty...

Alaska opens trade, pipeline office in Tokyo

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska has opened an office in Tokyo to help promote trade and advance a long hoped-for natural gas pipeline project.

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How major US stock market indexes fared on Thursday

The Dow Jones industrial average erased its gains for 2017 on Thursday as it fell for the fifth day in a row, part of a pullback for stock indexes. Treasury yields continued their upward march.

Globalance Dividend Growers Corp. Distributions

CALGARY , Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Global ance Dividend Growers Corp. is pleased to announce that distributions for the first quarter of 2017 will be payable to shareholders of Global ance Dividend...

Pathfinder Income Fund Distributions

CALGARY , Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Pathfinder Income Fund is pleased to announce that distributions for the first quarter of 2017 will be payable to unitholders of Pathfinder Income Fund as...

China's economic growth rises to 6.8 percent in last quarter of 2016; full-year growth 6.7 percent, weakest since 1990

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth rises to 6.8 percent in last quarter of 2016; full-year growth 6.7 percent, weakest since 1990.

Facebook CEO trying to buy out land near his Hawaii estate

HONOLULU (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg went to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii, many of which are less than an acre and could...

Yellen says Fed following prudent course on rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — While unemployment has fallen significantly and inflation is starting to tick higher, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday she does not believe that the central bank has...

Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers won't harm radar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH17 -0.08% ) are down -0.08% and European stocks are down -0.09% ahead of the results of today's ECB meeting. The ECB is expected to keep its monthly asset purchases at 80 billion euros ($85... Read More

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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed steady to slightly higher in most contracts on Thursday. USDA reported a corn export sale to unknown destinations in the amount of 110,400 MT under the daily system. Weekly US export data will be published tomorrow morning with ex...
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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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