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Sat, Feb 25th, 2017
Regulator: China needs to rein in risky stock behavior

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese regulator says Beijing needs to rein in risky behavior by financial industries following market turmoil in 2015 that battered investors.

Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway...

UAL : 75.08 (+0.70%)
DAL : 50.46 (-0.04%)
BRK.B : 170.22 (+0.04%)
Buffett's firm says 4Q profit up 15 percent on investments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company says fourth-quarter profit improved 15 percent, but most of the gains came from the paper value of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s investments and derivatives contracts....

BRK.B : 170.22 (+0.04%)
WFC : 57.81 (-1.16%)
Final cleanup begins at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But...

Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide of mine waste shut down one of Bosnia's main highways Saturday and raised fears of further flooding.

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

CHICAGO (AP) — As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health...

Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into...

BF.A : 49.90 (-0.30%)
Notable workers' rights cases heard by Neil Gorsuch

President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the...

Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bosses

The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won't extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get...

GOP proposal aims to end insurance mandate in 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical...

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb —...

GRMN : 53.03 (+1.38%)
Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he...

VMC : 117.82 (+1.26%)
GVA : 53.91 (+1.47%)
GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb —...

GRMN : 53.03 (+1.38%)
Owner of popular pizza chain sentenced in tax fraud case

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain were sentenced Friday for evading taxes and lying to the IRS.

Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian town

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27...

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M : 33.17 (+2.25%)
France opens full fake jobs inquiry into candidate Fillon

PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor's office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois...

US stocks eke out last-minute gain as utilities rise

NEW YORK (AP) — A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after indexes spent most of the day lower. There was far more selling than buying on Wall Street overall, but the Dow Jones industrial...

BAC : 24.23 (-1.42%)
WFC : 57.81 (-1.16%)
Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH17 -0.41% ) are down -0.47% and European stocks are down -1.19% . Uncertainty ahead of France's presidential election in April and Tuesday's speech to Congress from President Trump has... Read More

Chart of the Day

Teleflex (TFX) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.   The medical instrument company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 30.20+ and gained 42.90% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed 4 1/4 cents lower on the week in the March17 contract. Most contracts finished the Friday session 1 1/2 cents lower. The CFTC commitment of traders report showed managed money adding 6,856 contracts to their net long position in c...
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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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