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Thu, Jan 18th, 2018
House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate,...

The Latest: Ex-coal baron Senate bid: 'Slap' for miner's dad

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Senate campaign of former coal executive Don Blankenship (all times local):

Convicted ex-coal CEO launches US Senate bid with town hall

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A former coal company executive who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades kicked off his U.S. Senate bid Thursday evening, telling...

Wind power leader denies spying on Oklahoma state lawmaker

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group on Thursday flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his...

Amazon's potential HQ2 sites leaves many cities disappointed

Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut to 20 contenders:...

American Express posts $1.2 billion loss due to new tax law

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law. The company also announced it would...

AXP : 99.86 (-0.89%)
Money-seeking hackers hit northeast Indiana health network

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana health network has become at least the second in the state recently targeted by money-seeking computer hackers.

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

CAMBERLEY, England (AP) — The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union....

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted...

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

Kasich creates center to advance Ohio's smart vehicle hopes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich created a statewide center Thursday to advance Ohio's efforts to become a national leader in autonomous vehicle research and smart road technology.

After flyers delayed, TSA aims to improve at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — After passengers waited well over an hour to get through security at Atlanta's airport as it struggled to recover from ice and snow, federal officials tried to avoid a repeat of lines...

DAL : 59.45 (-0.45%)
How major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

Stocks closed slightly lower Thursday, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before.

US indexes are weighed down by industrials, energy stocks

Losses among Boeing, General Electric and other big industrial companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market below the record highs it set the day before.

CAH : 71.71 (-1.29%)
ARNC : 30.35 (-0.62%)
MS : 55.84 (+0.89%)
Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while...

Vermont considering drug importation as way to save money

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate is considering a proposal to save money on prescription drugs by importing them from Canada, where many are sold for a fraction of the cost in the United States....

For sale: Beer hall that's one of Boston's oldest eateries

BOSTON (AP) — A German beer hall that's one of Boston's oldest restaurants is up for sale.

The Latest: JFK airlines told to get bags to owners faster

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a snowstorm at New York's JFK Airport (all times local):

Boston area on Amazon's short list for 2nd headquarters

BOSTON (AP) — Boston and neighboring Somerville remained in contention Thursday to serve as host city for Amazon's second North American headquarters, but a number of other prospective sites in Massachusetts...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.08%) are up +0.12% amid speculation Congress will pass a stopgap spending measure by Friday night to avert a government shutdown. Stock markets around the world also received support from... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Digital Turbine (APPS) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The internet software compnay has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 204.94+ and gained 208.82% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the Thursday session with most contracts 1 to 1 1/2 cents lower. The weekly EIA report showed ethanol production recovering 65,000 barrels per day to 1.061 million bpd. That is the largest week to week improvement on record. Stock...
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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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