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Thu, Aug 16th, 2018
Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China's economy

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street.

CAT : 132.02 (-2.15%)
JWN : 51.86 (-5.50%)
M : 35.15 (-15.95%)
China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

BEIJING (AP) — China is sending a trade envoy to Washington in a renewed effort to end a worsening tariff dispute that has raised worries it will chill global economic growth.

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War...

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread...

Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker, according to media reports....

The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking 'core parts' of Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Twitter's suspension of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):

Best Buy to buy a provider of health devices for the aging

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is pushing more into the health field, acquiring a company that provides emergency response devices for the aging.

BBY : 76.38 (-2.74%)
How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil. U.S. retailers took a drubbing after Macy's reported...

M : 35.15 (-15.95%)
Shopify bans merchants from selling certain firearms

NEW YORK (AP) — Shopify, a platform used by more than 600,000 businesses to sell their goods, says it will no longer allow them to sell some firearms and parts.

Macy's and JD tumble while Energen and Canopy Growth rise

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

WEED.TO : 42.20 (+31.26%)
CVX : 117.94 (-3.79%)
EGN : 75.20 (+2.82%)
PEG : 52.80 (+1.48%)
KMG : 76.97 (+15.16%)
Uber narrows 2Q loss as company polishes tarnished image

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is still struggling to make money while the ride-hailing service's CEO deals with the headaches left behind by his predecessor.

Markets Right Now: Tech weakness pulls stock indexes lower

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

Corona brewer boosts stake in marijuana producer for $4B

The parent company of Corona beer and other alcoholic drinks is expanding its partnership with a Canadian pot producer, betting on the continued growth in the medical and recreational cannabis markets....

STZ : 208.27 (-6.10%)
WEED.TO : 42.20 (+31.26%)
Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging 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....

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal — a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating...

Macy's rebound continues into 2Q, but shares tumble

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

M : 35.15 (-15.95%)
JCP : 2.41 (-8.71%)
JWN : 51.86 (-5.50%)
US factory output rose solid 0.3 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose a solid 0.3 percent last month, led by increased production of cars, electronics, and appliances.

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 consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

MS : 47.45 (-0.86%)
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 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 .

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

Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the nutritional products retailer Vitamin Shoppe (VSI). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then ag...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the day steady to a penny lower in most contracts. Losses were limited by an export sale announcement this morning. The USDA reported a private export sale of 114,572 MT of corn split between 17/18 (55,000 MT) and 18/19 (59,572 MT)...
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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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