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Wed, Aug 15th, 2018
Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks are sinking Wednesday as an unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech giant Tencent has investors worrying about economic growth. Oil and copper prices are falling.

JWN : 52.16 (-4.96%)
M : 36.84 (-11.91%)
Macy's investors not buying Macy's sales rebound

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's raised its annual profit forecast as the department store reported an unexpected increase in a key sales measure.

JCP : 2.41 (-8.71%)
JWN : 52.16 (-4.96%)
M : 36.84 (-11.91%)
Markets Right Now: Tech leads early decline on Wall Street

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

US productivity grew at strong 2.9 percent rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in more than three years, while labor costs actually fell.

US industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose modestly last month, held down by drops in mining and utilities.

US industrial production rises by modest 0.1 percent in July, held down by drop in mines, utilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production rises by modest 0.1 percent in July, held down by drop in mines, utilities .

US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

US retail sales up a healthy 0.5 percent in July as consumers spend more at auto dealers and restaurants

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales up a healthy 0.5 percent in July as consumers spend more at auto dealers and restaurants.

Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets turned lower Wednesday amid concerns about economic growth and continued tensions over Turkey, which announced it was increasing tariffs on imports of some U.S. products....

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, including rice, cars, alcohol and coal — escalating a feud with the United States that has...

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies....

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies....

China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology....

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russia targeting Florida

MONTICELLO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, under fire from Florida's Republican governor, isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems...

Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla is forming a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private one week after CEO Elon Musk said he was considering it.

Warren Buffett's firm adds to Apple, Teva investments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments....

BRK.B : 204.77 (-0.51%)
UAL : 80.49 (-1.17%)
WFC : 57.80 (-0.46%)
PSX : 117.43 (-2.90%)
Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.

Kroger to sell its goods to Chinese shoppers through Tmall

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its digital business....

WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
KR : 30.00 (-1.48%)
COST : 219.83 (-0.98%)
How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.61%) this morning are down -0.55% and European stocks are down -0.77% as global stocks and commodities slide on concern the China/U.S. trade spat and financial turmoil in Turkey will lead to slowe... Read More

Chart of the Day

Intelligent Systems Corp (INS)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the technology services stock Intelligent Systems (NYSEMKT:INS). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stock to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart fe...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are 2 to 3 cents lower this morning. They settled 4 1/4 to 6 cents higher on Turnaround Tuesday. Preliminary open interest showed new buying, up 2489 contracts. A slight decline in crop conditions was supportive, and a stronger USD was i...
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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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