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Mon, Dec 11th, 2017
Canadian Solar CEO seeks to take it private in cash deal, board considering

GUELPH, Ont. — Canadian Solar Inc. of Guelph, Ont., has received a non-binding takeover offer from its chairman, Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu, who is also the company's CEO and president.

China's November auto sales growth flat

BEIJING — China's auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world's biggest market up an anemic 1.9 per cent for the first 11 months of 2017, an industry...

UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May is stressing her optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus to the talks....

HSBC says US officials will dismiss criminal charges

LONDON — HSBC says the U.S. Department of Justice will ask a court to dismiss deferred criminal charges against the London-based bank in recognition of its efforts to strengthen safeguards against money...

Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya

BERLIN — Germany's Siemens says it has signed contracts worth some 700 million euros ($824 million) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya.

Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

PARIS — French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

KIEV, Ukraine — An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried...

Snow wreaks havoc on travellers in Britain, schools closed

LONDON — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travellers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted.

Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

HONG KONG — The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.

Global shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

TOKYO — Share prices are mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on...

Fire suspected in Austrian Alpine tunnel, 12 seek shelter

BERLIN — A tunnel-boring machine apparently caught fire Monday deep inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps, prompting 12 workers to take shelter, police said. The whereabouts of...

The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar in first hours of trading

CHICAGO — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local):

Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

TOKYO — Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness...

Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America."

Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospital

DALLAS — Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety...

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

BERLIN — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change.

Snow disrupts road, air travel in England and northern Wales

LONDON — Snow is causing travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales, grounding flights, shutting down roads and causing traffic accidents.

Tribe wary of monument in Montana as others reduced by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. — Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is pursuing creation of a new monument on the border of a Montana...

Judge halts clearing of rare forest targeted for Walmart

MIAMI — Bulldozers downing trees on a property targeted for a Walmart-anchored shopping centre were ordered to stop work after a federal judge issued an emergency injunction sought by environmentalists...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.09%) this morning are up +0.08% and European stocks are down -0.12% . Most global stocks markets moved higher ahead of central bank meetings this week from the Fed, ECB and BOE. U.S.... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The biopharmaceutical company has a Trend Spotter, a Weighted Alpha of 206.52+ and gained 254.95% in the last year
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures saw gains of 1/4 to 1 1/4 cents on Friday, as Dec gave back last week’s gains, down 1.38% for the week. The weekly Commitment of Traders report showed spec traders continuing to reduce their net short position by another 36,244 con...
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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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