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Tue, Feb 20th, 2018
Italy warns of election meddling as parties court Russia

ROME — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictments of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced...

The Competition Bureau reaches settlement with Leon's and the Brick

OTTAWA — The Competition Bureau says it has reached an agreement with Leon's Furniture Ltd. and the Brick Ltd. regarding allegations of deceptive marketing practices.

LNF.TO : 17.85 (+0.17%)
Ontario wrestles title from Quebec for most electric car sales in 2017

MONTREAL — Ontario wrestled the title from Quebec as the leading province for annual electric vehicle sales last year after spending tens of millions of dollars in subsidies.

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

LAS VEGAS — The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

Latvian ECB official won't resign, rejects bribes report

LONDON — Latvia's official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking council rejected calls to resign Tuesday amid suspicions of bribery and an Associated Press report on allegations of extortion...

Marijuana producer Aphria lowers cash portion of offer for Nuuvera

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — In an unusual move, licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is cutting the amount of cash it is offering for cannabis company Nuuvera Inc. — from $1 to 60 cents per share — as...

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Tuesday cleared the way for a lower-cost, limited alternative to the comprehensive individual medical plans required under former President Barack Obama's health...

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.

Toronto stock market steps back in late-morning trading, loonie slips

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index fell in late-morning trading as the influential financial and materials sectors lost ground, while the loonie lost nearly half a cent against the U.S. dollar.

Gap's CEO of its namesake brand stepping down

NEW YORK — Gap says the president and CEO of its namesake business is stepping down and it's looking for a replacement.

Walmart 4Q profit misses, e-commerce cools

NEW YORK — Walmart reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year, signs that underscore the company's challenges in...

US stocks are mostly lower as markets reopen after holiday

U.S. stocks were mostly lower in the early going Tuesday as trading reopened after a long holiday weekend. Disappointing earnings from Walmart weighed on the market, which was coming off a six-day winning...

Ask Brianna: Is 4-year college right for you?

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open broadly lower on Wall Street

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

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fall 0.5 per cent in December

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.5 per cent to $63 billion in December, the first decrease in three months.

Trinidad Drilling launches strategic review including possible sale of company

CALGARY — Trinidad Drilling Ltd. has launched a formal strategic review of the company's options, including a possible sale.

TDG.TO : 1.86 (+5.08%)
Qualcomm raises bid for NXP to about $43.22B

Qualcomm is raising its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors by nearly 16 per cent to about $43.22 billion, citing in part NXP's strong results since the companies first announced their merger in October...

Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove

LONDON — An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring.

As 'Black Panther' shows, inclusion pays at the box office

NEW YORK — A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theatres with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film....

Home Depot 4Q profit rides strong home improvement market

NEW YORK — A strong home-improvement market pushed Home Depot's profit higher in the fourth quarter, topping expectations.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 -0.63% ) this morning are down -0.60% as the 10-year T-note yield moves above 2.90%. U.S. government debt prices are under pressure on supply concerns as the Treasury gets ready to auction... Read More

Chart of the Day

Abiomed Inc (ABMD)

Abiomed (ABMD) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The medical instrument company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha o 139.67+ and gained 132.53% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are steady to fractionally higher on Tuesday’s midday. This morning’s USDA Export Inspections report showed 938,099 MT in corn shipments during the week of 2/15. That was up 10.87% from the previous week but still lags the sa...
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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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