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Wed, Aug 15th, 2018
Global shares mixed as Turkey raises tariffs on US goods

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed Wednesday after Turkey announced it was increasing tariffs on imports of some U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency...

Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey announced Wednesday that it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis....

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies....

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies....

China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology....

Royal Bank of Scotland fined $4.9B for housing bubble role

Royal Bank of Scotland will pay a $4.9 billion fine to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble that ultimately led to the 2008 financial...

C : 70.01 (+1.23%)
BAC : 30.79 (+1.02%)
Emerson Electric president to retire Oct. 1

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Edward Monser, who has been president for eight years at Emerson Electric, will retire on Oct. 1.

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey's central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets....

MON : 127.95 (+0.02%)
Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

U.S. stocks fell further Monday as Turkey's central bank was unable to stop a steep plunge in the nation's currency. That's helping to push the dollar higher, hurting big exporters.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street

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

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed...

GOOGL : 1,258.14 (+0.76%)
BRK.B : 205.83 (+0.32%)
WFC : 58.07 (+0.80%)
Your house isn't a piggy bank

Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but not if you spend it first.

Pass It On: Home Chef CEO kept firing himself

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Vihtelic is the co-founder and CEO of meal kit company Home Chef. He says one of his breakthroughs as a leader was repeatedly firing himself.

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday, when its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump...

Turkish turmoil knocks US and European stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe skidded Friday as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global banking system.

BAC : 30.79 (+1.02%)
JPM : 114.65 (+0.67%)
C : 70.01 (+1.23%)
Markets Right Now: Turkish turmoil sends US stocks lower

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

US budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government racked up a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in...

Consumer prices up 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 +0.35%) this morning are up +0.35% and European stocks are up +0.37% on a temporary respite from Turkey's financial turmoil. The Turkish lira rose more than 5% against the dollar and Turkey'... Read More

Chart of the Day

Intelligent Systems Corp (INS)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the technology services stock Intelligent Systems (NYSEMKT:INS). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stock to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart fe...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures settled 4 1/4 to 6 cents higher on Turnaround Tuesday. A slight decline in crop conditions was supportive, and a stronger USD was ignored. The USDA Crop Progress report indicated that 73% of the US corn crop was in the dough stage as of ...
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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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