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Tue, Oct 16th, 2018
As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

DALLAS (AP) — Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it the power to jolt the global economy — if it wants.

US employers post record number of open jobs in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth....

Global stocks rise amid strong earnings reports

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after strong earnings reports in the United States.

UNH : 272.57 (+4.73%)
MS : 45.94 (+5.68%)
JNJ : 136.56 (+1.95%)
Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month.

ADBE : 260.67 (+9.52%)
BAC : 28.53 (+2.18%)
WFC : 53.70 (+0.86%)
HRS : 173.53 (+0.16%)
SO : 44.51 (+0.66%)
NFLX : 346.59 (+4.04%)
US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump's tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily...

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable...

MCK : 133.44 (+1.58%)
CRM : 147.50 (+3.91%)
AAPL : 222.15 (+2.20%)
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business.

JCP : 1.56 (-7.14%)
M : 33.51 (+0.36%)
BBY : 74.81 (+2.49%)
TGT : 85.80 (+1.42%)
SHLD : 0.43 (+39.94%)
WMT : 95.81 (+2.12%)
SWK : 128.10 (+0.19%)
BONTQ : 0.0598 (-1.97%)
HD : 193.60 (+1.27%)
Liz Weston: Should you pay off mortgage before you retire?

Most people would be better off not having mortgages in retirement. Relatively few will get any tax benefit from this debt, and the payments can get more difficult to manage on fixed incomes.

Global stocks mostly slip on continuing global trade worries

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly slipped Monday as investors continued to worry about global trade and prospects for economic growth. The price of oil rose amid tensions over Saudi Arabia, a major crude...

This Week: Netflix earns, Fed minutes, existing home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth.

Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

BEIJING (AP) — With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade...

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

NEW YORK (AP) — When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood.

JWN : 62.54 (+1.07%)
WMT : 95.81 (+2.12%)
TGT : 85.80 (+1.42%)
WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
AMZN : 1,819.95 (+3.35%)
Mnuchin says Trump respects the independence of the Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that President Donald Trump respects the independence of the Federal Reserve and the president's recent comments were simply a reflection...

World markets claw back losses on possible Trump-Xi meet

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock indexes rose Friday after their recent sharp declines on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, will meet at the Group of 20 summit...

Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs.

XIACY : 8.0000 (unch)
BAC : 28.53 (+2.18%)
JPM : 108.62 (+2.14%)
AMZN : 1,819.95 (+3.35%)
Trump steps up his attacks on Federal Reserve's rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attack on the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, asserting that "the Fed is out of control" and blaming it for this week's plunge...

Trump steps up his attacks on Federal Reserve's rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has escalated his attack on the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, asserting that "the Fed is out of control" and blaming it for this week's plunge in...

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates leaped to their highest levels in seven years amid global anxiety over rising interest rates.

Mortgage rates leap to 7-year highs; 30-year at 4.90 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates leaped this week to their highest levels in seven years amid global anxiety over rising interest rates that has gripped financial markets.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.51%) this morning are up +0.40% and European stocks are up +0.31% on stronger than expected company quarterly earnings results along with an easing of Italian political risks. BlackRock, Morgan ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chiasma Inc (CHMA)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the biomedical company Chiasma(CHMA). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort for the stocks with the most frequent number of new highs in the last month then used the Flipchart feature to review the char...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are giving back most of yesterday’s gains, down 3 to 4 cents at midday. Monday’s Crop Progress indicated most WCB states lagging harvest pace and only moving 2-3% on the week, with ECB states now well above normal. However, c...
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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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