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Fri, May 25th, 2018
Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct,...

Settlement process reached between WestJet Pilots and WestJet

Parties agree to mediation followed by binding arbitration if required

VRNDF : 1.0800 (-1.34%)
NINE.VN : 1.380 (-2.82%)
WJAFF : 15.8161 (+0.56%)
WJA.TO : 20.37 (+0.20%)
Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the...

FM.TO : 19.99 (-3.89%)
AAL.LS : 1,779.200 (-1.21%)
NGLOY : 11.8900 (-2.46%)
NDM.TO : 0.61 (-32.22%)
The Latest: Mine official downplays impact of failed deal

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a proposed copper-and-gold mine in southwest Alaska (all times local):

NDM.TO : 0.61 (-32.22%)
FM.TO : 19.99 (-3.89%)
California measure to slash marijuana taxes suffers setback

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's legal marijuana industry will have to wait for a tax cut.

Brazil president says striking truckers could be removed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A nationwide strike by thousands of truckers brought much of Latin America's largest nation to a halt on Friday, prompting Brazilian President Michel Temer to authorize the military...

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress that it's reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks...

Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land,...

Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in "die ins" at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain's support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National...

Problem with container spurs evacuation at nuke waste dump

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers had to evacuate the U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository after finding a container of waste misaligned inside its packaging, but officials confirmed...

Tiny California cottage on market for just under $1 million

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 595-square-foot (55-square meter) Southern California cottage with one bedroom and one bathroom is on the market for just under $1 million.

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs...

YUM : 82.53 (-1.13%)
TWX : 94.17 (-0.10%)
ABIOMED Set to Join S&P 500; Others to Join S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK , May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600:

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Bill to create health care price controls in California dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear...

Venezuela's ex-oil czar sees economic collapse accelerating

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's former oil czar said crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro's re-election, as the embattled socialist...

COP : 65.47 (-4.35%)
CVX : 122.19 (-3.49%)
Pure Multi-Family REIT LP Announces Voting Results from the 2018 Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders

VANCOUVER , May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Pure Multi-Family REIT LP ("Pure Multi-Family" or the "REIT LP") (TSXV: RUF.U, RUF.UN, RUF.DB.U; OTCQX: PMULF) is pleased to announce that all of the matters...

PMULF : 7.3438 (+6.59%)
Catalyst sells US operations to China company

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadian company Catalyst Paper Corp. is selling its U.S. operations, including a pair of paper mills in Maine and Wisconsin, to a Chinese company that has no immediate plans for...

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Maritime organization approves Bering Strait shipping routes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An international agency that sets standards for marine safety has approved two-way shipping routes into the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait.

After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies.

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 -0.01%) this morning are up +0.16% and European stocks are up +0.39% as North Korean geopolitical risks eased after North Korea said it is still willing to resume negotiations with the U.S. even ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Exponent Inc (EXPO)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Exponet (EXPO).  I found the consulting firm stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first for the most frequent number of new highs in the last mo...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the Friday session with gains of 1 to 2 3/4 cents in the front months. July was up 3 1/2 cents on the week. CFTC data showed speculators adding 8,298 contracts to their net long position in corn futures and options to 199,970 in th...
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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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