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Tue, Jan 17th, 2017
As tax season approaches, so do scammers

Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she'd had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes.

Tiffany feels the Trump effect on 5th Avenue

NEW YORK (AP) — Security barricades, protesters and a perpetual media encampment in and around Trump Tower since the election tarnished sales at Tiffany, the posh jeweler whose flagship store is just...

How to find a good tax preparer (and write off the bad ones)

Tax preparers do a big chunk of America's tax returns — more than 80 million a year, according to the IRS — but if you're nervous about handing confidential information to someone in a largely unregulated...

UK's May signals clean break with EU: No partial membership

LONDON (AP) — More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break from the EU...

Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower

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

Pay the IRS late? At some companies, it's a strategic move

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea of paying taxes late and incurring IRS interest charges elicits a stern "Don't do that!" from many tax professionals. Yet some business owners decide that it's cheaper and more...

Tax Advocate: Use tax breaks you're entitled to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acknowledgement last fall that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes.

GM announces $1B factory investment, new jobs

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs.

Some refunds delayed as IRS battle against fraud intensifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle....

So long, single market: Highlights of UK PM's Brexit speech

LONDON (AP) — Britain's approach to its exit talks with the European Union is clearer after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out a broad plan Tuesday.

New York manufacturing grows in January for 3rd month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in New York state expanded in January for the third straight month, as new orders and shipments grew.

3 Latvia regions under emergency due to African swine fever

HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia has declared a state of emergency in three regions affected by the African swine fever and expects hundreds of pigs to be culled at local farms to prevent the disease from spreading....

The Latest: Trump adviser: US/UK trade deal possible quickly

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit (all times local):

88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste

BRUSSELS (AP) — The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were...

China's Xi defends trade as Beijing seeks bolder global role

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday trumpeted the need for free trade and urged the world to "say no to protectionism," delivering a strong rebuke to isolationist tendencies...

NJ brewery honors Villanova University's 175th anniversary

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The co-owners of New Jersey's Cape May Brewing Company are honoring the 175th anniversary of their alma mater with a uniquely named commemorative brew.

Moldovan president visits Russia to restore ties

MOSCOW (AP) — Moldova's new president, who is visiting Russia on his first trip abroad, is voicing hope for rebuilding "strategic" ties with Moscow.

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter — instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka.

Greece favors IMF withdrawal from rescue loan program

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-led government says it would welcome a decision by the International Monetary Fund to pull out of the country's bailout program, which is bogged down in disagreements...

Immaculata University to cut tuition by 23% for 2017-18

MALVERN, Pa. (AP) — A Catholic college in suburban Philadelphia has announced plans to reduce its tuition by 23 percent for the 2017-18 academic year to offset the rising cost of higher education.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH17 -0.30% ) are down -0.50% and European stocks are down -0.76% at a 2-week low. Stocks and the dollar sold-off after comments from President-elect Trump raised concerns over a trade war... Read More

Chart of the Day

Entrega Financial (ENFC) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The financial company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 28.20+ and gained 20.12% in the last year,
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading mostly 3 to 4 cents higher, spurred by a sharp drop in the USD. They finished steady to 3/4 cent higher on Friday, with March was up ½ cent for the week. Weekly data from the CFTC in the Commitment of Traders report ha...
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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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