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Mon, Apr 24th, 2017
Trump slaps tariff on Canadian softwood lumber

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Monday to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada, escalating an intensifying trade dispute between the two...

O'Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out."

Log truck blows tire, hits guardrail, crashes into a ditch

NEW LIMERICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine log truck has blown a tire, smashed into a guardrail and crashed into a ditch.

Trump backs away from demand for border wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan...

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for...

Trump's tax plan could face a budget deficit challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for...

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating something of a "silver lining" for...

Box Office Top 20: 'Fast 8' races to No. 1 again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fate of the Furious" topped the box office for the second week in a row with $38.4 million, bringing the total North American take for the film to $163.3 million. With international...

LGF.B : 23.78 (-0.50%)
VIA : 44.45 (-1.33%)
AMCX : 58.79 (-0.79%)
Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense

BEIJING (AP) — China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send...

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

CHICAGO (AP) — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth...

UAL : 71.00 (+2.07%)
Passengers in viral airline videos have same lawyer

DALLAS (AP) — The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United...

Shea Moisture hair line company apologizes in ad dust up

The black-founded hair product company Shea Moisture apologized Monday under heavy criticism on social media for a video spot featuring white women.

Alitalia workers nix deal to avoid airline bankruptcy

ROME (AP) — Alitalia employees late Monday rejected a government-brokered package of job and wage cuts that was aimed at saving Italy's flagship airline from bankruptcy.

In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming

TEPATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley....

Senate confirms former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary.

Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

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MAT : 21.60 (-0.87%)
CR Bard and Fifth Third Bancorp surge while Ventas sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

LII : 168.32 (-2.38%)
PPG : 108.01 (+1.95%)
RLJ : 22.12 (-6.27%)
BCR : 302.41 (+19.50%)
VTR : 64.63 (-1.75%)
FITB : 25.33 (+2.88%)
ITW : 139.76 (+3.63%)
US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Monday that politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey's president...

Wolf, treasurer push pension agencies to cut investment fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's two large public-sector pension agencies got a message from Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday: cut the fees paid to outside firms handling billions in investments.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Jun E-mini S&Ps ( ESM17 +1.10%) this morning are up by +1.18% to a 5-week high and European stocks soared 3.88% to a 1 -1 /2 year high as global equity markets rallied sharply and EUR/USD ( ^EURUSD ) jumped +1.21%... Read More

Chart of the Day

IHS Markit (INFO) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The business information company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 31.35+ and gained 24.04% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures finished mostly 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents higher on Monday. After the close, the USDA released the Crop Progress report, showing planting progress in the US higher than estimates, at 17% complete as of Sunday. That is 11% behind the same time...
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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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