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Sun, Apr 22nd, 2018
Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion....

This Week: New home sales, Facebook earns, GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal...

GM : 37.61 (-0.42%)
NSANY : 21.1200 (-0.35%)
Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living.

OGE : 32.47 (-0.89%)
Mexico, EU reach deal to update trade agreement

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico and the European Union reached a deal to update their nearly 20-year-old free trade agreement on Saturday, including the elimination of tariffs on a number of Mexican agricultural...

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook....

The Latest: World Bank approves increase in lending capacity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local):

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...

Stars Group doubles down with purchase of Sky Betting

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion.

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

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

GOOGL : 1,077.32 (-1.11%)
Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that...

Mob Museum in Vegas lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal commands, ordering the man to let the woman go, but the...

Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — It's not uncommon to see brand new commercial jets flying in and out of Paine Field, just north of Seattle, defying rain and low visibility that define the region. That's because...

BA : 338.67 (-0.58%)
UAL : 71.75 (+2.16%)
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.

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.

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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