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Sat, Mar 17th, 2018
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the attack of the bowling balls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspense hung over the public square for hours. Were Japanese regulatory authorities really dropping bowling balls on American cars as part of a dark plot to keep the autos out...

Jimmie Johnson plans to race on without Lowe's sponsorship

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's sweater and baseball cap still bore the familiar Lowe's branding while he walked around the garage Friday at Auto Club Speedway.

Eubanks, Di Lorenzo receive annual Oracle US Tennis Awards

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle Corp. CEO Mark Hurd , along with tennis Hall-of-Famer Tracy Austin , announced today that tennis professionals Francesca Di...

ORCL : 52.27 (-0.19%)
Boeing 737 MAX 7 Completes Successful First Flight

SEATTLE , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's [NYSE: BA] new 737 MAX 7 successfully completed its first flight today. The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test...

BA : 330.47 (+0.15%)
Xenia Hotels & Resorts Announces Annual Stockholders Meeting And Record Date

ORLANDO, Fla. , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --   Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) ("Xenia" or the "Company") today announced that its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held...

XHR : 20.28 (+1.05%)
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending March 15, 2018:

Recalls this week: power banks, baby pacifiers

Several versions of battery-charging power banks sold through Amazon are being recalled because they can overheat and ignite. Other recalled consumer products include baby pacifiers, spas and bicycle disc...

WMT : 89.17 (+1.90%)
TGT : 70.99 (+0.51%)
New ships, private islands from Royal Caribbean cruises

The cruise line Royal Caribbean International this week announced a slate of improvements: more private island experiences, modernization of existing ships and five new ships.

RCL : 124.75 (+0.08%)
Toys R Us closing stirs up memories, a little guilt

You could argue I had already grown out of Toys R Us by the time I first set foot in one.

The "FedEx Junior Business Challenge" Returns For its Second Season on the PGA TOUR

MEMPHIS, Tenn. , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide today announced the return of the FedEx Junior Business Challenge , a program in...

FDX : 252.03 (+1.87%)
Scientific Games Announces Launch Of National Lottery Of Kazakhstan

LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announces the official launch of the National Lottery...

SGMS : 47.10 (+0.21%)
Fraport Fiscal Year 2017: Strong Results Supported by Significant Traffic Growth at All Group Airports

FRANKFURT, Germany , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Travelzoo to Broadcast St. Patrick's Day Parade from Ireland on Facebook Live

DUBLIN , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, will broadcast live from Ireland during this year's St....

TZOO : 7.15 (-0.69%)
End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad,...

Radio giant iHeartMedia files bankruptcy plan to reduce debt

NEW YORK (AP) — IHeartMedia, one of the world's largest radio companies, is seeking bankruptcy protection as part of an agreement with its lenders to reduce debt it took on to become a privately held...

'Slap Rihanna' ad on Snapchat brings outrage, apologies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ad on Snapchat asking users if they'd rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown" has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself, and brought profuse apologies...

SNAP : 17.01 (-1.10%)
Drake plays 'Fortnite' with 'Ninja', helps break record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake helped Twitch break its record for the most-viewed stream by joining gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins to play "Fortnite."

After Shkreli conviction, what will happen to Wu-Tang album?

NEW YORK (AP) — Two unreleased, collectible rap albums may go up for auction following the criminal conviction of the albums' owner, pharmaceutical company investor Martin Shkreli.

Without Toys R Us, 30,000 jobs, a black hole for toy makers

NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.

WMT : 89.17 (+1.90%)
VNO : 69.51 (+1.30%)
AMZN : 1,571.68 (-0.67%)
HAS : 87.74 (-0.47%)
TGT : 70.99 (+0.51%)
MAT : 13.86 (+0.14%)
Mayor of Cypriot beach town says boorish tourists unwelcome

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The mayor of one of Cyprus' premier tourist hotspots says police patrols will be stepped up this summer to keep in check boorish visitors who give his town a bad name.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.04%) this morning are up +0.06% and European stocks are up +0.45%.  Slack inflation pressures in the Eurozone fueled a rally in 10-year German bunds to a 1-3/4 month high, which is underp... Read More

Chart of the Day

Ringcentral Inc (RNG)

RingCentral (RNG) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The business communications software company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 153.53+ and gained 148.18% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures posted losses of 2 to 4 cents in most contracts to end the week down 1.98% from last Friday. Weakness in the wheat complex put pressure on the corn market. Total export commitments are now just 1.17% behind last year, catching up with 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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