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Mon, May 21st, 2018
Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft says it's committing to giving users worldwide the same data and privacy rights being offered to Europeans under new regulations there.

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors that the world's...

Hope for US-China trade progress sends stocks jumping

NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors...

MS : 54.36 (+0.82%)
FITB : 30.90 (-7.93%)
GE : 15.26 (+1.94%)
LHO : 33.61 (+5.36%)
Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

MOSCOW (AP) — An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian billionaire's British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the stands...

Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid...

Why US-China trade talks left toughest issues unresolved

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the risk of a mutually harmful trade war, the world's two biggest economies have put their differences on hold. Yet it's far from clear that a fragile truce between the United...

Firms sued over incinerator deal that left Harrisburg broke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday blames lawyers, engineers and financial experts for a Harrisburg trash incinerator project that nearly bankrupted the city, calling it "the worst municipal...

Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer.

Markets Right Now: Relief over easing tensions lifts stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

GE : 15.26 (+1.94%)
Houston man pleads to $3.4 million fraud scheme

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 42-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $3.4 million from a Dallas-based design and construction company where he was construction...

Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

ROME (AP) — With Europe and markets watching anxiously, Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League identified a 53-year-old law...

Video captures bus driver counting cash while driving

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials will investigate a New Jersey bus driver who was seen on video allegedly counting cash while driving.

US Treasury bills rates rise to highest in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, reaching their highest levels in nearly a decade for the third week in a row.

Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla's Model 3

DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.

Southern Plains drought continues stress on crops, rangeland

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lack of rainfall and above-average temperatures are prolonging the drought conditions that have stressed crops and rangelands and placed new pressures on groundwater sources across...

Restaurant group negotiating to buy out Mario Batali

NEW YORK (AP) — The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef facing sexual misconduct allegations.

The Latest: Italian League chief: No need to fear populists

ROME (AP) — The Latest on talks to form a government in Italy (all times local):

Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It's been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane for the marquee event since. A Ford driver hasn't hoisted a Cup championship...

F : 11.51 (+1.59%)
Survey asks why young people stay in, leave New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer than half of New Hampshire residents ages 20 to 40 say they probably or definitely will remain in the state for the next two years, according to a survey released Monday.

Woman to Detroit-area body parts broker: 'Burn in hell'

DETROIT (AP) — A woman who says her late father's head ended up in the Detroit warehouse of a body parts broker has confronted the man in court, telling him to "burn in hell."

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.56%) this morning are up +0.56% as U.S. and China trade war risks receded.  U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said Sunday that "We're putting the trade war on hold."  A j... Read More

Chart of the Day

Denbury Resources (DNR)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Denbury Resources (DNR). I found the oil and gas exploration stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used th...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 cents higher at midday. This morning’s Export Inspections report indicated that 1.528 MMT of corn was shipped in the week ending 5/17. That was down 3.2% from the previous week but 29.63% above this time last yea...
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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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