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Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017
What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules, which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from...

CMCSA : 36.41 (-0.03%)
T : 34.87 (+1.57%)
VZ : 47.10 (+1.99%)
Washington state panel outlines risk of oil-by-rail terminal

SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic,...

ANDV : 103.95 (-1.32%)
Federal regulators: Nuke plant guard didn't maintain weapons

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal nuclear regulators say a security officer in charge of maintaining weapons at a Connecticut nuclear power plant didn't follow proper procedures and falsified records to...

Council narrowly approves long-term Flint water deal

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still recovering...

South Carolina county votes to sue utility over reactors

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county has voted to sue one of the utilities that abandoned construction on two nuclear reactors, calling the company decision a breach of contract.

Poland signs deal to buy US liquefied gas over 5 years

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's state-owned gas company says it has signed a five-year deal to buy liquefied natural gas from the U.S. as Europe seeks to cut its dependence on imports from Russia.

Ecopetrol will invest between USD 3.5 to USD 4 billion in 2018

BOGOTÁ, Colombia , Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

EC : 11.89 (+2.85%)
KBR Joint Venture Awarded FEED Contract for Absheron Field in Azerbaijan

HOUSTON , Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that the SOCAR-KBR Limited Liability Company (SKLLC) joint venture has been awarded a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED)...

KBR : 18.54 (-1.64%)
FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to...

T : 34.87 (+1.57%)
CMCSA : 36.41 (-0.03%)
VZ : 47.10 (+1.99%)
Avista shareholders approve acquisition by Hydro One Limited

-Transaction on track to close in the second half of 2018, pending regulatory approvals-

H : 70.91 (+0.37%)
AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) — "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping...

T : 34.87 (+1.57%)
VZ : 47.10 (+1.99%)
CMCSA : 36.41 (-0.03%)
MDU Resources Announces Potential Holding Company Reorganization

BISMARCK, N.D. , Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU) announced today that its Board of Directors has directed senior management to explore reorganization to a holding...

MDU : 26.87 (-0.07%)
Regal Beloit Corporation to Present at Credit Suisse's 5th Annual Industrials Conference

BELOIT, Wis. , Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) will be presenting at Credit Suisse's 5 th Annual Industrials Conference on November 29, 2017 , at 9:30...

RBC : 76.10 (-0.20%)
MDU Resources Provides Five-Year Capital Plan Forecast

BISMARCK, N.D. , Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU) today announced its capital expenditure forecast for 2018 through 2022.

MDU : 26.87 (-0.07%)
Lawsuit: 3M contamination led to more cancer, infertility

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general alleges that chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the Twin Cities metro led to an increase in cancer, infertility and babies with low birth weights.

MMM : 231.58 (-1.07%)
Russia confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains while the suspected culprit, a nuclear fuel processing plant, denied it was...

PSEG Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend For Fourth Quarter Of 2017

NEWARK, N.J. , Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) today declared a $0.43 per share dividend on the outstanding common stock of...

PEG : 51.43 (-0.33%)
Talos Energy LLC to Combine with Stone Energy Corporation

HOUSTON and LAFAYETTE, La. , Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Talos Energy LLC ("Talos") and Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY; "Stone") today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously...

SGY : 30.64 (+2.24%)
Alternet Systems Announces Q3 2017 Update Highlighting Patented Lithium Technology With $3 Million Estimated Value

DALLAS , November 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

ALYI : 0.0146 (-14.12%)
LEXG : 0.0005 (unch)
Portugal considers water rationing as drought intensifies

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Officials in Portugal say they may begin rationing the public water supply at night-time in response to the country's worst drought on record.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Dec E-mini S&Ps ( ESZ17 +0.11%) this morning are up +0.03% and European stocks are up +0.12% as strength in energy stocks lifts the overall market. Energy stocks caught a bid after Jan WTI crude oil ( CLF18 +1.72%)... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Daqo New Energy (DQ) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The poly silicon company has a Trend Spotter, a Weighted Alpha of 174.85+ and gained 133.81% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the pre-Thanksgiving session with most contracts steady to a penny higher. They showed little reaction to last week’s record ethanol production (corn use >111 mbu for the week using a 2.84 gal/bu yield), as huge stocks and...
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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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