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Sat, Aug 18th, 2018
Egypt president ratifies law imposing internet controls

CAIRO — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media.

Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says "we won't let that happen."

Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats

ISTANBUL — Turkey's president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the United States.

Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visit

BEIJING — A Chinese state broadcaster says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met with Chinese billionaire Jack Ma at the start of his trip to China.

Venezuela hikes wages ahead of monetary overhaul

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raised wages for the fifth time this year and said he wanted to peg prices to the nation's fledgling cryptocurrency as part of a package of measures...

Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

ANKARA, Turkey — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis...

The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating further

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local):

News outlets challenge Maryland online ad law

GREENBELT, Md. — News outlets filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media...

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

DALLAS — A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan.

Sales director for Backpage.com pleads guilty to conspiracy

PHOENIX — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes...

Business Highlights

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B.C. resource and tourism industries braced as wildfires rip through forests

Tourists are still filling golf courses and shops in Kimberley, B.C., but the smoke-filled city's unique SunMine solar power project is operating at less than half of capacity as nearby forest fires continue...

Canada's biggest airline seeks finance ministry approval to form insurance firm

MONTREAL — Air Canada is seeking finance ministry approval to form its own life insurance company as a gateway to the annuities market and a hedge against looming pension payouts.

AC.TO : 24.01 (+0.59%)
The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund's claims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she's been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local):

New England shrimp population still looks bad amid shutdown

PORTLAND, Maine — A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans.

Zoe's and Nordstrom rise while Tesla and Nvidia skid

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

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

ACB.TO : 6.50 (+4.00%)
WEED.TO : 44.18 (+8.60%)
R.TO : 0.14 (unch)
BBD-B.TO : 4.64 (+1.31%)
K.TO : 3.80 (+2.43%)
G.TO : 14.04 (+2.63%)
QSR.TO : 80.44 (-2.66%)
Canopy Growth, Constellation $5-billion deal to be reviewed by federal government

OTTAWA — The federal government says it will review Constellation Brand Inc.'s proposed $5 billion investment in Canopy Growth Corp.

WEED.TO : 44.18 (+8.60%)
Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling on federal regulators to consider scrapping the requirement for public companies to report quarterly results, after business executives told him twice-yearly...

Judge denies bid to block Squaw Valley ski resort project

RENO, Nev. — Environmentalists have lost their latest legal bid to block a major redevelopment project at a Lake Tahoe-area ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.11%) this morning are down -0.09% and European stocks are down -0.10% as losses in technology stocks weigh on the overall market. Nvidia is down almost 4% in pre-market trading and Applied Materi... Read More

Chart of the Day

Clarus Corp (CLAR)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the sporting goods stock Clarus(OTC:CLAR). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list forst by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Flipc...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the day with fractional to 1 cent losses in most nearby contracts, as September was up 1.82% on the week. CFTC data on Friday showed spec traders trimming their net short position in corn futures and options by 4,743 contracts dur...
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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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