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Mon, May 21st, 2018
Hope for US-China trade progress sends stocks jumping

NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors...

MS : 54.36 (+0.82%)
FITB : 30.90 (-7.93%)
GE : 15.26 (+1.94%)
LHO : 33.61 (+5.36%)
Why US-China trade talks left toughest issues unresolved

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the risk of a mutually harmful trade war, the world's two biggest economies have put their differences on hold. Yet it's far from clear that a fragile truce between the United...

Markets Right Now: Relief over easing tensions lifts stocks

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

GE : 15.26 (+1.94%)
Italy edges toward 1st populist govt, law prof as premier

ROME (AP) — With Europe and markets watching anxiously, Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the euroskeptic 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League identified a 53-year-old law...

Survey asks why young people stay in, leave New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer than half of New Hampshire residents ages 20 to 40 say they probably or definitely will remain in the state for the next two years, according to a survey released Monday.

Ameren plans 400-megawatt wind farm, Missouri's largest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ameren Missouri announced plans Monday for a 400-megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years.

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an...

General Electric continues transformation; $11B rail deal

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric will tie its train engine division to the railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the...

GE : 15.26 (+1.94%)
Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement....

The Latest: US-China inject note of caution post-trade truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):

Stocks are higher as US, China put trade war on hold

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Monday as the United States and China put a trade war on hold, clearing some uncertainty for investors.

China says it can't guarantee no more trade tension with US

BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it cannot guarantee that renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared a temporary truce in...

This Week: Fed minutes, home sales, durable goods orders

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

Asian markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty....

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive...

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year.

Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers.

US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks produced a commitment by Beijing to "significantly increase" its purchases of American goods and services, according to a joint statement Saturday...

Expanded sports betting fuels fears about gambling addiction

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.56%) this morning are up +0.56% as U.S. and China trade war risks receded.  U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said Sunday that "We're putting the trade war on hold."  A j... Read More

Chart of the Day

Denbury Resources (DNR)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Denbury Resources (DNR). I found the oil and gas exploration stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used th...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 cents higher at midday. This morning’s Export Inspections report indicated that 1.528 MMT of corn was shipped in the week ending 5/17. That was down 3.2% from the previous week but 29.63% above this time last yea...
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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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