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Sat, May 26th, 2018
Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for "floods of people"...

Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Moscow on Saturday for talks that included resolving a dispute over four Pacific islands and eventually signing...

Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Maine ranks third for breweries per capita nationwide. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under...

Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

PHOENIX (AP) — Until recently, Lilly Mucarsel has spoken Spanish just about everywhere since arriving in the United States from Ecuador three decades ago: at the library, the movies, the grocery store....

Egypt's top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension for one month of video-sharing website, YouTube, and others sharing a video found to be insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The...

Bus service cut, flights canceled during strike in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Bus and metro services in several Brazilian cities have been reduced and several flights have been cancelled as a truckers' strike enters its sixth day.

Broadcom's Tan, CBS's Moonves among highest-paid CEOs

Here are the highest-paid CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

DISCA : 22.34 (-0.62%)
The highest-paid CEOs by state

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

PepsiCo's Nooyi, Ventas's Cafaro among top-paid female CEOs

Here are the 10 highest-paid female CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

SYF : 35.61 (-0.81%)
LMT : 320.80 (-1.70%)
DUK : 75.81 (+0.09%)
Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men

Female CEOs remain scarce at the biggest publicly traded companies but those who hold the top job receive pay competitive with male peers.

PEP : 100.31 (+0.13%)
Health care CEOs lead the way in pay

The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the second time in three years, chief executives in the health care field led the S&P 500 in terms of total compensation. The typical CEO...

How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm.

For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs...

YUM : 82.53 (-1.13%)
TWX : 94.17 (-0.10%)
Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West.

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public...

EU budget chief warns new Italian government on debt

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's budget commissioner says he hopes Italy's prospective new government will master a "big learning curve," and cautions that the eurozone's rescue fund wouldn't be able...

Turks feel pinch from currency slide ahead of polls

YAVUZLAR, Turkey (AP) — Farmer Abdulkadir Cekic was already struggling to make a living, snowed under by a bank loan he took out for the purchase of a 130,000-euro harvesting machine. The tumbling of...

Emails show EPA working closely with climate-change deniers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on...

Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in "die ins" at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain's support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 -0.01%) this morning are up +0.16% and European stocks are up +0.39% as North Korean geopolitical risks eased after North Korea said it is still willing to resume negotiations with the U.S. even ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Exponent Inc (EXPO)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Exponet (EXPO).  I found the consulting firm stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first for the most frequent number of new highs in the last mo...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the Friday session with gains of 1 to 2 3/4 cents in the front months. July was up 3 1/2 cents on the week. CFTC data showed speculators adding 8,298 contracts to their net long position in corn futures and options to 199,970 in th...
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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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