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Thu, Oct 18th, 2018
4 tax breaks for teachers

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their...

Taxi drivers in Warsaw protest unlicensed Uber drivers

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers have driven slowly through Poland's capital city of Warsaw, causing traffic jams as they protested low wages and competition from unlicensed companies like...

MoviePass operations under investigation by NY AG

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for theater tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open broadly lower on Wall Street

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

ARNC : 22.51 (-0.04%)
World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on rates

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly dipped on Thursday on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive.

IBM : 131.93 (-1.58%)
China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade dispute

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized Washington's decision to leave the United Nations treaty that regulates international postage, amid a worsening trade dispute between the world's top two economies....

European and Asian leaders to boost ties, trade, security

BRUSSELS (AP) — After failing to reach a breakthrough on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, EU leaders are rolling straight into another summit Thursday, this one aimed at forging closer...

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report

BEIJING (AP) — China's politically sensitive yuan sank to a 22-month low against the dollar on Thursday after the U.S. Treasury declined to label Beijing a currency manipulator amid a mounting tariff...

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center...

Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored...

JPM : 109.22 (-0.56%)
HD : 182.54 (-1.42%)
TGT : 83.70 (-0.85%)
M : 32.07 (+0.72%)
IBM : 131.93 (-1.58%)
Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year in the first decline for the world's third largest economy...

West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass...

Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

NEW YORK (AP) — Ebay filed a lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday, saying the online retail giant used eBay's messaging system to steal its sellers.

AMZN : 1,818.22 (-0.74%)
EBAY : 31.63 (-1.22%)
Lawmakers ask Kia and Hyundai to testify on reports of fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee is asking executives of auto makers Kia and Hyundai to testify next month about fire risk in their vehicles.

Business Highlights


IBM : 131.93 (-1.58%)
How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

After an early slide, U.S. stocks ended slightly lower Wednesday as banks climbed but retailers, homebuilders and smaller companies fell.

PulteGroup, IBM and Fiat Chrysler fall while Netflix climbs

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

UAL : 88.41 (-0.09%)
ENDP : 17.26 (+1.23%)
ICE : 74.03 (+0.63%)
VLO : 103.49 (-0.24%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks erase most of an early plunge

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

IBM : 131.93 (-1.58%)
Warring staffers? Some strategies for restoring the peace

NEW YORK (AP) — When staffers at a small business can't get along, many owners find that telling them "cut it out" doesn't necessarily work.

Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A California-based startup said Wednesday that it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia, an endeavor that reflects increasing demand from companies and governments...

NOC : 308.96 (-0.17%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.39%) this morning are down -0.38% and the 10-year T-note yield climbed to a 1-week high of 3.21% on signs the Fed will continue to raise interest rates into next year. Wednesday’s minutes o... Read More

Chart of the Day

Freshpet Inc CS (FRPT)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the pet food company Freshpet(FRPT). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort the Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent p...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are currently 1 to 2 cents lower after settling 3/4 to 1 cent lower on Wednesday. Drier weather in the western Corn Belt is allowing harvest activity to pick up. The weekly EIA report indicated reduced corn consumption, with ethanol prod...
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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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