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Tips for surviving an airplane crash

Each day, more than 8 million people around the globe step aboard some 90,000 flights. They almost always land safely.

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground.

UAL : 71.75 (+2.16%)
LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become...

Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific...

GOOGL : 1,077.32 (-1.11%)
Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak...

European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in...

LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
Former NFL player's 1952 Mantle card sells for $2.88 million

DALLAS (AP) — A Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 was sold at auction for $2.88 million, falling just short of setting a record.

Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Just outside Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring...

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless...

T : 34.67 (-0.43%)
VZ : 47.90 (-1.09%)
Lobbyist tied to condo leased by EPA chief retires from firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal....

OGE : 32.47 (-0.89%)
US defends tough trade stance at global finance meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is resisting pressure to back off President Donald Trump's tough America First trade policy at a meeting of global finance leaders worried about the threat of a damaging...

California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.

Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Gulf Coast county and its coroner.

FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane....

SAFRY : 27.5650 (-0.85%)
LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
Boston Globe places columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave as an examination of his work is conducted.

Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine...

LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists...

The Latest: FAA orders inspections of more jet engines

The Latest on the plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):

LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
Texas gains 8 rigs as US rig count rises to 1,013

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,013.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.06%) this morning are up +0.13% on optimism S&P 500 Q1 corporate earnings will continue to surprise to the upside.  General Electric is up 3% in pre-market trading after it reported Q... Read More

Chart of the Day

Wildhorse Resour (WRD)

The Chart of the Day belongs to WildHorse Resource Development (WRD).  I found the oil and gas stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list first for the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the ...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the Friday session with 4 3/4 to 5 1/2 cent losses. Front month May was down 2.52% since last Friday. Friday’s CFTC Commitment of Traders report indicated spec funds in corn futures and options trimming their net long positi...
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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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