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Thu, Jan 19th, 2017
ECB keeps stimulus on high even as economy picks up

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — President Mario Draghi has some explaining to do — about why the European Central Bank is leaving its stimulus programs running nearly full blast while inflation and growth...

Indonesia names former airline boss as bribery suspect

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission has named a former top executive of national flag carrier Garuda as a suspect in a case involving bribes for the purchase of Rolls Royce aircraft...

World stocks slip as investors eye European Central Bank

TOKYO (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower Thursday ahead of comments from the European Central Bank's president and after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signaled more interest rate increases in...

S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflicted

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The family smartphones? An assortment of Samsung Galaxies. The flat-screen TV that illuminates the living room? A Samsung SUHD, with the brand name sparkling on the nameplate....

German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple dropped

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and...

Boost for Dutch ruling coalition as unemployment falls

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The number of people registered as unemployed in the Netherlands fell by more than 100,000 last year, the biggest drop in a decade, the government statistician announced...

Geisinger Health System to hire more than 150 nurses

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A hospital system that covers much of rural Pennsylvania has announced plans to hire more than 150 nurses.

Amazon opens joins tech companies with Pittsburgh office

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has welcomed another giant to its burgeoning tech hub.

Theresa May seeks to convince business of a 'global Britain'

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to convince business leaders Thursday that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization despite last year's vote to...

Beijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital's air

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday.

Spanish tourist towns post 1st snowfalls in decades

MADRID (AP) — Officials have placed more than half of Spain's 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades.

Cyprus' largest bank starts trading on London Stock Exchange

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says its shares have started trading on the London Stock Exchange.

Aviation deal: Safran to buy Zodiac in $10 billion deal

PARIS (AP) — Aircraft-engine company Safran has agreed to buy seat and cabin manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace in a deal worth 9.7 billion euros ($10.3 billion), including debt.

Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn denies wrongdoing in emissions cheating

BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn denied early knowledge of the company's cheating on diesel emissions as he testified Thursday to a German parliamentary inquiry — his first major...

If your financial outlook for the next four years is positive, you're not alone

COSTA MESA, Calif. , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While there is much discussion about how Americans' lives will be affected by national changes ahead, a survey by Experian found that when...

WestJet inaugurates service to Mesa, Arizona

CALGARY , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - With the arrival of flight 1518 today, WestJet officially inaugurates the start of service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Calgary . Inaugural service...

Wyndham Grand Comes Ashore in Clearwater Beach

PARSIPPANY, N.J. , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of nearly 8,000 hotels, is making waves and defining approachable luxury in...

Time To Upgrade Your Lawn Mower

MILWAUKEE , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Still using headphones with wires? Time to upgrade. No camera on your phone? Yep, better upgrade. Research shows that more and more homeowners are looking...

Megabus halts service in Columbus due to unprofitability

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A popular intercity express bus service known for cheap fares that could drop as low as $1 has ceased service in Ohio's capital city due to the unprofitability of the route.

Facebook to build its 3rd data center outside US in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Facebook will build a 56,500 square meter (608,161 square foot) data center in central Denmark, its third such center outside the United States.

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

Chart of the Day

Chemed (CHE) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The hospice care and home service company had a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 27.76+ and gained 19.81% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures settled slightly lower, 1/2 to 3/4 cent, on Wednesday. Mexico is planning to import at least 20% more corn over the next marketing year. The EIA report is scheduled to come out tomorrow, pushed back by the short week. National average co...
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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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