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Thu, Sep 20th, 2018
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)
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 is planning to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, which will result in tens of thousands of job losses for employees of the nation's third-largest...

WFC : 55.50 (+0.51%)
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...

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

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

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 : 49.90 (+1.63%)
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 : 12.61 (+0.72%)
CMCSA : 37.77 (+1.21%)
The Latest: Foreign hackers target US senators, aides' Gmail

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

GOOGL : 1,191.72 (+1.49%)
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.

Foreign government hackers target US senators, aides' Gmail

Attempts by foreign government hackers to break into the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides persist — yet the Senate's security office is refusing to defend them, a lawmaker says....

GOOGL : 1,191.72 (+1.49%)
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.

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 : 91.90 (+0.20%)
GPS : 27.45 (+0.88%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks push through record highs

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

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 : 19.95 (+6.34%)
EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's efforts to improve transparency with users about their data, warning it could face...

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

SINGAPORE (AP) — European markets climbed Thursday following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute.

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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