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Sun, Aug 20th, 2017
'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.

AMCX : 60.26 (-0.25%)
VIA : 38.80 (-8.49%)
LGF.B : 27.22 (+0.81%)
Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted...

US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the...

Housing a top priority for California lawmakers after recess

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California's affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package...

Insider Q&A: General Motors learning the rental business

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in New York apartment buildings for occupants to rent.

GM : 34.83 (-0.49%)
Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings

NORTON, Vt. (AP) — It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vermont, and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo....

Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a decade, computer programmer Eddie Tipton reliably showed up for work at the central Iowa office of the Multi-State Lottery Association and earned the confidence of his co-workers,...

American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale

HONOLULU (AP) — American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll.

Trump adviser resigned ahead of negative magazine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who resigned Friday from an unpaid post as President Donald Trump's adviser on deregulation efforts, stepped down as The New Yorker was preparing to...

New Hampshire to get $1 million in EpiPen settlement

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will be getting $1 million from EpiPen maker Mylan as part of a national settlement.

Mexico: 1 dead, 5 hurt in blast at illegal fuel pipeline tap

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide...

Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusion

PARIS (AP) — A report that a cooperating witness has emerged out of Ukraine to help the FBI's inquiry into the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee is drawing confusion and denials in Ukraine....

Broadway ticket-buying now easier for fans, not re-sellers

NEW YORK (AP) — For longtime Bruce Springsteen fan Debbie Elster, there's never been any doubt the competition to get tickets for his upcoming Broadway shows is going to be fierce.

Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store.

V : 102.51 (+0.34%)
GOOGL : 926.18 (-0.16%)
AAPL : 157.50 (-0.23%)
AXP : 85.38 (-0.82%)
Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts.

Correction: Mexico-Brazil Corruption Probe story

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about corruption allegations against the former head of Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Mexico's Attorney General's...

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.

Cities seek creative ways to prevent car or van attacks

PARIS (AP) — From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair....

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday.

DOW : 63.40 (+0.35%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Sep E-mini S&Ps ( ESU17 -0.05% ) this morning are little change, up +0.01%, as stock prices stabilize following Thursday's plunge to a 5-week low. The markets remain on edge about whether President Trump will be... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The health insurance company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 341.00+ and gained 538.73% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed Friday with most contracts 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 higher. Nearby Sep lost 2.43% on the week.  Friday’s Commitment of Traders report indicated managed money backing off their net long position by another 27,271 contracts in corn...
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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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