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Thu, Dec 8th, 2016
Japan's economic growth in July-Sept revised to 1.3 percent

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy grew 1.3 percent in July to September from a year earlier, according to revised data reflecting weaker business investment and exports.

Trump's one-time policy adviser in Moscow for meetings

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti says an ex-foreign policy adviser of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is visiting Moscow to meet businessmen and politicians.

Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels

PUNTA DE ARAYA, Venezuela (AP) — The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family.

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case

BEIJING (AP) — China's highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of basketball legend Michael Jordan at the culmination of a years-long case over use of the Chinese rendering of his globally-known name...

China trade in November rebounds from slump

BEIJING (AP) — China's exports grew in November for the first time in nine months while imports also rose in a sign global and domestic demand are recovering.

Asian stocks advance ahead of ECB decision

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares rose on Thursday after an overnight surge on U.S. markets. Investors were focused on the European Central Bank's meeting later in the day.

China's November import, export growth both rebound from contraction in a sign of stronger global, domestic demand

BEIJING (AP) — China's November import, export growth both rebound from contraction in a sign of stronger global, domestic demand.

Asian stocks advance ahead of ECB decision

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares rose on Thursday after an overnight surge on U.S. markets. Investors were focused the European Central Bank's meeting later in the day.

New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers

NEW YORK (AP) — A popular New York restaurant has become the latest victim of a fake-news conspiracy about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

Congress cracks down on 'bots' that snap up concert tickets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.

Japan downgrades growth estimate for July-Sept to 1.3 pct

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than earlier estimated in the July to September quarter, expanding at an annual pace of 1.3 percent.

Trump to tap champion of fossil fuels as environmental chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday.

Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration.

Feds OK sale of University of Phoenix parent, if terms met

The federal government will allow one of the nation's largest for-profit college companies to be sold only if the new owners put up $385 million as insurance and agree not to increase enrollment, among...

Illinois Gov. Rauner signs bill sparing 2 nuclear plants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely....

Alaska Airlines settles lawsuit against Virgin America deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alaska Airlines has removed its last major hurdle to buying Virgin America.

Trian, hungry for more, takes a bigger bite of Wendy's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wendy's shares rose nearly 5 percent after Trian Fund Management increased its stake in the burger chain.

Pennsylvania levels $3.5 million fine against gas driller

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators have fined a natural-gas driller more than $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations.

Packaged seafood company exec charged in price-fixing probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior executive with Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing scheme, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a continuing investigation into...

EU official hopeful for trade deal under Trump presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior European Union official on Wednesday expressed hope that the incoming Trump administration will continue talks on a comprehensive free trade agreement with Europe.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Dec E-mini S&Ps ( ESZ16 +0.01%) are up +0.02% and European stocks are up +1.01% at a 7 -1 /4 month high on optimism the ECB will prolong QE. Expectations are for the ECB at its monthly meeting tomorrow to extend its... Read More

Chart of the Day

Codorus Valley Bancorp (CVLY) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The Northeast savings bank has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 56.48+ and gained 40.24% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended Wednesday mostly 2 1/2 cents lower, but thinner Dec16 lost just a half penny.  Daily average ethanol production rose to 1.023 million barrels per day last week, about 105 million bushels of corn equivalent. Ethanol stocks rose...
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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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