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Thu, Mar 23rd, 2017
Singapore prime minister in Vietnam to up trade, investment

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and Singapore signed several business agreements Thursday during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong aimed at boosting the island state's investment and trade with...

GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote....

Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America's big income gap between the rich...

Business with China only sometimes a deal-breaker for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Scaramucci announced to the world in January that he would be leaving Wall Street for the White House to become President Donald Trump's top public liaison. Not long after,...

Spokesman confirms China suspended imports of Brazil beef

BEIJING (AP) — A spokesman for China's commerce ministry confirmed Thursday his government has banned imports of Brazilian beef.

Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionism

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China's premier on Thursday warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship...

Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

TOKYO (AP) — Most Asian benchmarks were higher Thursday after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether...

South Korea to inject $2.6 bln into ailing shipyard Daewoo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced Thursday a fresh capital injection for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., seeking to prevent the world's second-largest shipbuilder from defaulting...

Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger than others

WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities,...

Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionism

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China's premier on Thursday warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship...

Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether...

NKE : 53.92 (-7.05%)
ADBE : 126.21 (+0.91%)
SHLD : 7.98 (-12.31%)
FDX : 195.92 (+2.13%)
Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo...

South Korea to inject $2.6 bln into ailing shipyard Daewoo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced Thursday a fresh capital injection for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., seeking to prevent the world's second-largest shipbuilder from defaulting...

The Latest: Pa. moderate Dent to vote no on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican health care overhaul (all times local):

Scallop fishing area to be closed down amid harvest conflict

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is shutting down scallop fishing in a key New England fishing area amid an ongoing conflict over the harvest of the valuable shellfish.

Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans.

Trump's SEC pick, a lawyer for Goldman, to face skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington.

GS : 231.07 (-0.83%)
JPM : 87.53 (+0.16%)
Senate votes to block another Obama-era rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era rule that critics said would have led to more citations for workplace safety record-keeping violations.

Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos...

T : 41.65 (-1.02%)
GOOGL : 849.80 (-0.04%)
VZ : 49.71 (-0.90%)
Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Jun E-mini S&Ps ( ESM17 -0.09% ) this morning are down -0.07% at a 1-month low and European stocks are down -0.48% at a 1-week low amid uncertainty over the prospects that the Trump administration can pass its... Read More

Chart of the Day

The Chart of the Day belongs to the Accenture (ACN).  I found the stock by using Barchart.com to find "Barchart New Highs" page and then I clicked on pull-down to select stocks with new 52-week highs.  I then viewed the stocks on the list with the FlipCharts feature.  Accenture on Wednesday launched out of the 1-week consolidation range to take out the December high and post a new record high, closing the day up +1.48%.


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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures were down 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents on the day. The INTL FCStone planting intentions survey anticipates 91.6 million acres. The USDA was at 90.0 at their Ag Outlook in February, with the Planting Intentions report coming out March 31. The wee...
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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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