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Wed, Oct 17th, 2018
Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth.

UNH : 272.57 (+4.73%)
MS : 45.94 (+5.68%)
GS : 221.70 (+3.01%)
Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth.

HUM : 328.35 (+3.58%)
GOOGL : 1,133.08 (+2.78%)
ADBE : 260.67 (+9.52%)
JNJ : 136.56 (+1.95%)
CI : 211.96 (+3.94%)
WFC : 53.73 (+0.92%)
MS : 45.94 (+5.68%)
UNH : 272.57 (+4.73%)
GS : 221.70 (+3.01%)
YouTube goes down for more than an hour

YouTube's video streaming service went out for more than an hour on Tuesday, apparently affecting locations around the world.

The Latest: IMF's chief Lagarde defers Mideast trip

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local):

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that...

Netflix's 3Q subscriber growth gets rave reviews on Wall St.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix regained its stride with surprisingly strong subscriber growth in the third quarter, after an triggered fears that it was losing its allure.

NFLX : 346.40 (+3.98%)
US to enter trade talks with Japan, European Union, Britain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration notified Congress on Tuesday that it plans to pursue trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and Britain.

Sears' bankruptcy will have ripple effect, not all of it bad

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will have ripple effects on everything from landlords to suppliers to workers.

SHLD : 0.40 (+29.03%)
Trump escalates his attacks on Fed: 'My biggest threat'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up his attacks on the Federal Reserve, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the Fed is "my biggest threat" because he thinks it's raising interest rates too quickly....

Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Equifax manager was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight months home confinement for engaging in insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year.

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GS : 221.70 (+3.01%)
MS : 45.94 (+5.68%)
UNH : 272.57 (+4.73%)
WMT : 95.81 (+2.12%)
How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as reports showing industrial output and job postings were...

UnitedHealth, Johnson & Johnson and Morgan Stanley jump

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

MS : 45.94 (+5.68%)
UNH : 272.57 (+4.73%)
GS : 221.70 (+3.01%)
SEND : 36.46 (+17.88%)
JNJ : 136.56 (+1.95%)
Can Pinterest succeed as the 'un'-social network?

NEW YORK (AP) — If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching...

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

LONDON (AP) — Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust...

AAPL : 222.15 (+2.20%)
GOOGL : 1,133.08 (+2.78%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks surge to biggest gain since March

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

UNH : 272.57 (+4.73%)
JNJ : 136.56 (+1.95%)
GS : 221.70 (+3.01%)
MS : 45.94 (+5.68%)
Stocks surge, erasing some of their big losses from last week; Dow Jones industrials climb 546 points, or 2 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surge, erasing some of their big losses from last week; Dow Jones industrials climb 546 points, or 2 percent.

Japanese bank Nomura to pay $480M for role in housing crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese bank Nomura is agreeing to pay $480 million to U.S. authorities for its alleged role in the housing market bubble and the subsequent 2008 financial crisis.

Swallowing $16B purchase of Flipkart, Walmart cuts outlook

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart trimmed its profit outlook citing this year's $16 billion acquisition of the Indian online retailer Flipkart, its biggest deal ever.

WMT : 95.81 (+2.12%)
Stocks surge following strong earnings and economic data after last week's plunge; Dow jumps 500 points

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surge following strong earnings and economic data after last week's plunge; Dow jumps 500 points.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.51%) this morning are up +0.40% and European stocks are up +0.31% on stronger than expected company quarterly earnings results along with an easing of Italian political risks. BlackRock, Morgan ... Read More

Chart of the Day

North American Energy Partners (NOA)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the heavy construction company North American Construction Group (NOA). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart ...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures saw 3 cent losses in most nearby contracts Turnaround Tuesday profit taking. A drier pattern this week should allow producers in the Corn Belt to make better harvest progress. Monday’s Crop Progress indicated most WCB states laggin...
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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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