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Thu, Oct 18th, 2018
Stocks plunge on weak industrial earnings; tech skid resumes

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sharply lower Thursday as technology and internet companies, industrials, and companies that rely on consumer spending all skid. Aircraft maker Textron and tool maker...

ARNC : 22.06 (-2.04%)
BAC : 28.24 (-2.28%)
BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called .

European and Asian leaders seek to boost trade, security

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia should use their combined economic clout "to tackle global challenges such as trade tensions that put millions of jobs at risk" and the threat of climate change, a top...

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

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

HMNY : 0.02 (unch)
Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

CFPB investigates controversial writings of Trump appointee

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts,...

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...

Coca-Cola taps veteran executive as new president

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. has named longtime company executive Brian Smith as its new president and chief operating officer.

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates.

US mortgage rates fall slightly; 30-year at 4.85 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dipped slightly this week, taking a pause after weeks of steady increases stoked by rising interest rates.

Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A California-based startup has announced big plans to go small as it reaches into space, rocketing satellites the size of loaves of bread into orbit from Virginia.

NOC : 307.43 (-0.67%)
Starbucks selling stores, closing operations in Europe

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.

SBUX : 58.61 (-0.83%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks move broadly lower on Wall Street

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

ARNC : 22.06 (-2.04%)
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia .

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...

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 : 130.10 (-2.95%)
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....

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...

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 : 108.14 (-1.54%)
HD : 180.65 (-2.44%)
TGT : 83.33 (-1.29%)
M : 32.36 (+1.63%)
IBM : 130.10 (-2.95%)

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 trading 3 to 4 cents lower at the moment, pressured by a disappointing export sales number. This morning’s Export Sales report indicated that 18/19 sales in the week of 10/11 totaled just half of the lower end of estimates at 3...
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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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