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Wed, Dec 19th, 2018
Fed is expected to raise rates while Trump presses criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to raise its benchmark rate for a fourth time this year despite President Donald Trump's repeated assertions that doing so would be a terrible...

Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation

BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged that the social network did too little to block inflammatory material...

Norway sees boom in electric cars, fueled by the government

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway.

World markets rise ahead of Fed's rate decision

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly higher Wednesday ahead of an expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve, while Asian indexes were weighed by Japanese data that showed its exports slowing in...

Elon Musk unveils underground tunnel, offers rides to VIPs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean...

Consumer groups allege Google misleads kids in FTC complaint

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two dozen consumer, privacy and public health groups are urging U.S. regulators to investigate whether children are being endangered by deceptive apps in Google's app store...

GOOGL : 1,043.41 (+1.73%)
The Latest: Elon Musk allows rides on underground tunnel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Elon Musk's underground tunnel (all times local):

Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data.

BA : 328.06 (+3.77%)
XOM : 72.00 (-2.76%)
JNJ : 130.42 (+0.99%)
ALL : 81.51 (+1.68%)
Need some milk? Driverless cars start delivering groceries

The nation's largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer's home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel.

WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
KR : 28.55 (-1.28%)
Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation

SEATTLE (AP) — Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney...

GOOGL : 1,043.41 (+1.73%)
Uber approved to resume autonomous car tests in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber's request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area.

Launch of next generation GPS satellite postponed for 1 day

DENVER (AP) — The launch of a new GPS satellite was postponed for one day Tuesday because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the satellite in orbit.

LMT : 279.47 (+0.09%)
Social media and misinformation: It's a game of whack-a-mole

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a high-stakes game of whack-a-mole with no end in sight.

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

After two days of huge losses, U.S. stocks ended back where they started Tuesday. Energy companies sank as crude oil plunged 7 percent, but technology and consumer-focused companies climbed.

Boeing and Sprint climb; Hess and Rent-A-Center skid

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

LEN : 41.01 (+2.47%)
BA : 328.06 (+3.77%)
S : 5.91 (+1.55%)
DRI : 103.85 (+5.02%)
NAV : 27.57 (+15.65%)
RCII : 13.03 (-9.83%)
Markets Right Now: Plunging oil price sinks energy stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Tilray stock jumps on collaboration agreement with Sandoz

Shares of Tilray are surging in Tuesday afternoon trading after the medical cannabis company announced that one of its subsidiaries struck a collaboration agreement with pharmaceutical company Sandoz AG....

TLRY : 76.50 (+16.10%)
NVS : 85.39 (-0.43%)
Millennial Money: Playing catch-up with credit cards

Millennials would rather swipe right than swipe plastic. They love to pay their brunch tabs with cash. Debt scares them so much they don't care about credit card rewards.

TRU : 55.11 (-2.70%)
Scary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled

LONDON (AP) — The world's burgeoning plastic waste crisis has won the attention of Britain's Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has never been...

Czech government office stops using Huawei mobile phones

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's prime minister has ordered his government office to stop using mobile phones by Chinese telecoms company Huawei.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsMar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 +0.87%) this morning are up +0.83% on optimism a resolution to the China-U.S. trade rift can be found after China's Ministry of Commerce said both sides have held several rounds of talks in recen... Read More

Chart of the Day

Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti (AU). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the flipchart f...
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