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Wed, May 24th, 2017
Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump promised better and more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal...

Women CEOs earned more last year, but few were in top job

NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running the world's largest companies.

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent...

Home sales fell in April amid supply squeeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and rising prices are putting them in a bind as their options dwindle.

Washington consultant charged in insider trading case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Washington consultant is among five people charged in an insider trading case stemming from secrets leaked from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

NEW YORK (AP) — Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers.

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission:...

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners make it a point to hire veterans when they have job openings.

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small business owners make it a point to hire veterans when they have job openings.

Lebanon renews Central Bank governor's term amid turbulence

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese government has reappointed Lebanon's long-serving Central Bank governor for another six year term.

Certified pre-owned cars cost more, but come with perks

DETROIT (AP) — A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market.

US stocks extend rally to fifth day as tech companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are up for the fifth straight day Wednesday morning as materials and real estate companies move higher. Technology and industrial companies are making some of the largest...

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The Latest: Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local):

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

DALLAS (AP) — Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month.

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Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

NEW YORK (AP) — is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration...

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion...

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

NEW YORK (AP) — On Broadway, there's great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped...

US home sales slid 2.3 percent in April as supplies tightened and prices climbed

WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales slid 2.3 percent in April as supplies tightened and prices climbed.

NY lawmakers vote to let Uber, Lyft start upstate June 29

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have voted to let Uber and Lyft begin picking up passengers in upstate New York a little early.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Jun E-mini S&Ps ( ESM17 -0.02% ) this morning are down -0.03% and European stocks are down -0.26% after the ECB warned in its Financial Stability Review that "risks to financial stability stemming from... Read More

Chart of the Day

AxoGen (AXGN) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The medical company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 163.94+ and gained 175.23% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 cents higher this morning after closing 2 1/2 to 5 ½ cents lower on Turnaround Tuesday. The dollar was stronger, and some crop condition ratings were better than expected in individual states. Preliminary open i...
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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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