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Mon, Mar 19th, 2018
Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead market lower at midday

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

Claire's, the ear-piercing mall chain, files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

President of billionaire's firm resigns amid sexism lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm in Connecticut has resigned, shortly after the firm was sued over alleged hostile, sexist and discriminatory conduct...

Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says several major household brands including Hershey and Johnson & Johnson have failed to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying...

JNJ : 131.50 (-1.63%)
PEP : 111.22 (-0.38%)
Facebook data whistleblower: 'fake news to the next level'

NEW YORK (AP) — A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a...

White House names deputy chief for policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House official Christopher Liddell has been named deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.

The Latest: former Cambridge Analytica employee opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Cambridge Analytica whistleblower (all times local):

Facebook shares sink more than 6 percent on privacy issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook shares fell more than 6 percent in morning trading as the social media company faced criticism following reports that a data mining company working for the Trump campaign improperly...

California pension fund faces pressure to divest from guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Families of mass shooting victims are joining California State Treasurer John Chiang in calling on the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that...

This Week: Fed statement, leading indicators, new home sales

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

EU trade chief demands exemption from US steel tariffs

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top trade official says the 28-nation bloc should be excluded from U.S. President Donald Trump's new steel and aluminum tariffs, which enter force this week.

Why reverse mortgages are a harder sell now

The millions of Americans who haven't saved enough money for retirement still have a potential safety net: their home equity. But recent changes to reverse mortgages mean seniors and their families may...

Not handy? Walmart offers TV installers, furniture builders

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

US stocks slide Facebook drags technology companies lower

NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp loss for Facebook is helping to pull technology companies lower as U.S. stock indexes decline Monday morning. The social media company is facing new criticism related to privacy...

Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders and the White House are pressing to strike an accord on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, though disputes remain over immigration, abortion and a massive...

Dior men's designer Kris Van Assche departs after 11 years

PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior announced Monday that long-time menswear designer Kris Van Assche would leave the Parisian fashion house and be succeeded by former Louis Vuitton designer Kim Jones.

Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Bolivia made an emotional appeal Monday for the International Court of Justice to order Chile to enter talks over granting the landlocked South American nation access to...

Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

BRUSSELS (AP) — Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border.

Volkswagen to build new SUV at Chattanooga plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen plans to build a new five-passenger SUV in Chattanooga.

VLKAY : 39.5000 (-2.13%)
VLKPY : 39.1000 (-2.01%)
Amazon Go execs share insights into shopper behavior

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader's much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store....

AMZN : 1,536.38 (-2.25%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 -0.61%) this morning are down -0.54% at a 1-week low and European stocks are down -0.71% as weakness in commodity prices leads mining stocks raw-material producers lower.  Also, technology s... Read More

Chart of the Day

Ringcentral Inc (RNG)

RingCentral (RNG) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The business communications software company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 153.53+ and gained 148.18% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are mostly 3 to 4 cent lower this morning. They posted losses of 2 to 4 cents on Friday, ending the week down 1.98% from Friday to Friday. Weakness in the wheat complex put pressure on the corn market. Spec funds in corn futures and opti...
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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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