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Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017
Computer troubles disrupt American service in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Computer troubles are causing problems for American Airlines' passengers at Philadelphia International Airport.

The Latest: Officials offer services as pipeline camp closes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

UK economy grew less quickly than first estimated in 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy grew less quickly than originally estimated in 2016, losing the mantle of being the fastest-growing among the Group of Seven of the world's biggest economies.

US shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers' plan to close a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp that's been around for more than six months isn't likely to be the demise of on-the-ground opposition...

Key world trade deal takes effect after countries ratify it

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization says the first multilateral trade agreement reached by the trade body since it was created over a generation ago has entered into force, aiming to streamline...

EU orders fine for Austria over region's false debt data

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's budget watchdog is seeking a 29.8 million-euro ($31.3 million) fine for Austria after accusing one of its regions of providing false debt data over two years.

Planes, tanks, ships: Russian military gets massive upgrade

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this...

Italy faces potential EU censure for rising debt levels

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Italy that it may face censure for not doing enough to get its debt levels down to prescribed levels.

Airbus profit dives on problems with A400M military jet

PARIS (AP) — Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European plane maker's profits plunging last year and will weigh on the company's financial prospects through...

BA : 175.56 (+1.65%)
UK's Lloyds bank turning corner after years of crisis

LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says its underlying profits rose slightly in the fourth quarter as it began to move beyond past scandals and a government rescue during the financial crisis.

Swiss firm says South Korean exec made off with millions

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss engineering company ABB says that an executive at its South Korean unit is suspected of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions of dollars from the company. The...

Ahead of the Bell: US home sales

The National Association of Realtors reports on January sales of existing U.S. homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Economists forecast sales will tick up to a seasonally adjusted 5.55 million, up from...

German optimism up in positive sign for Europe's economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German business optimism rose unexpectedly in February as executives appeared to shrug off initial worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's policies, providing another sign...

Global markets mostly higher as investors await Fed minutes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher in subdued trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting minutes, hoping for clues to the U.S. central bank's views...

Citizens' rights, market access key for Czechs after Brexit

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says it is a key issue for his country to maintain the same rights for EU citizens in Britain after its exit from the European Union.

China's thriving SUV-only automaker looks to global growth

BAODING, China (AP) — Wei Jianjun is the chief matchmaker in China's love affair with the SUV.

GM : 37.81 (+1.59%)
Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourism

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.

Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

TOKYO (AP) — Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 3.14 billion yen ($28 million).

CAJ : 29.08 (-0.51%)
TOSYY : 10.1500 (+6.34%)
Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'

BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader expressed hope that disputes with U.S. President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade war would benefit nobody."

Asian stocks mixed as investors await Fed meeting minutes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed with subdued movements on Wednesday, getting little push from the Wall Street's record high overnight, as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting...

WMT : 71.45 (+3.00%)
DISCA : 29.62 (+3.28%)
CLX : 135.44 (+1.29%)
GIS : 61.02 (+3.02%)
NWSA : 13.33 (+1.91%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH17 -0.17% ) are down -0.15% and European stocks fell back from a 14-month high and are down -0.23% . Long liquidation ahead of today's minutes of the Jan 31-Feb 1 FOMC meeting weighed on... Read More

Chart of the Day

Domino's Pizza (DPZ) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The retail pizza company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 48.82+ and gained 67.77% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended Tuesday trade mostly at least a penny higher. The USDA reported a private export sale of corn to Japan this morning that was later noted as an error, but the  sale to unknown in the amount of 111,200 MT for delivery during the...
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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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