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Thu, Sep 20th, 2018
State-backed hackers target Gmail of US senators, aides

State-backed hackers are still trying to break into the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and a lawmaker focused on cybersecurity says the Senate's security office should stop...

GOOGL : 1,191.57 (+1.47%)
It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street.

IRS to update W-4 form in 2019 and 2020

The IRS will soon update the W-4 form used by employees at their workplace to better reflect the recent changes to federal tax law.

Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next 3 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced on Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for employees of the...

WFC : 55.55 (+0.60%)
Markets Right Now: US stock benchmarks close at record highs

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

Nissan recalls cars, SUVs due to risk of fire

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan recalled nearly 240,000 cars and SUVs worldwide due to a fire risk and is advising people to park the vehicles outdoors in rare cases.

Trump boosting offensive capabilities in cyber strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is warning foreign adversaries that the U.S. is preparing to step up its offensive cyber capabilities as part of a new government-wide strategy.

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a record, beating the all-time high set in January; S&P 500 also at record.

AT&T says govt failed to show price hikes from merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending court approval of its huge merger with Time Warner, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department failed to show that the merger will raise wholesale prices for pay-TV programming...

TWX : 98.77 (unch)
Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated...

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 trade at record highs

A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January.

MS : 49.88 (+1.59%)
CAH : 55.17 (+2.28%)
Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American...

NWSA : 12.62 (+0.80%)
CMCSA : 37.81 (+1.31%)
The Latest: Foreign hackers target US senators, aides' Gmail

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on foreign targeting of senators' email accounts (all times local):

GOOGL : 1,191.57 (+1.47%)
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose for the fourth straight week, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. The key 30-year rate reached its highest level since May.

Debt diary: How an engineer digs out of $100,000 in loans

Shannon Beranek craved an iced coffee after toiling all morning in 94-degree heat.

The Gap steps into the men's athleisure game

NEW YORK (AP) — The Gap is stepping in to the men's athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years.

VFC : 91.86 (+0.15%)
GPS : 27.48 (+0.99%)
Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.65 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May.

US home sales were flat in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become...

US sales of existing homes unchanged in August as price gains moderated

WASHINGTON (AP) — US sales of existing homes unchanged in August as price gains moderated.

Under Armour cuts 400 jobs as it streamlines

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under Armour will cut about 400 jobs, part of a restructuring that the sports gear maker announced earlier this year.

UAA : 20.00 (+6.61%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.19%) this morning are up +0.09% at a 2-1/2 week high and European stocks are up +0.74% at a 2-week high as strength in energy stocks pushes the overall market higher. Energy stocks gained on the ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Catasys Inc (CATS)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the healthcare management company Catasys (OTC:CATS). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review t...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are showing 8 to 9 cent gains in most contracts on Thursday. USDA reported a private export sale of 160,020 MT of corn to Mexico for 18/19 delivery. This morning’s FAS Export Sales report indicated 1.384 MMT for 18/19 corn export b...
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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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