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Mon, Oct 15th, 2018
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business.

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Major US indexes continue to wobble; Tech stocks sink again

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are wavering Monday as technology companies continue to slump and high-dividend stocks rise. Trading on Wall Street remains uneven after last week's steep losses. The...

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The Latest: Whirlpool brushes off Sears bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the filing for bankruptcy protection by the Sears Holding Corp. (all times local):

SHLD : 0.32 (-21.95%)
Liz Weston: Should you pay off mortgage before you retire?

Most people would be better off not having mortgages in retirement. Relatively few will get any tax benefit from this debt, and the payments can get more difficult to manage on fixed incomes.

Investigators search Opel premises in diesel emissions probe

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday that law enforcement officials have conducted searches at automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions....

Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks

NEW YORK (AP) — There's not much about the physical details of Google's new Pixel 3 phone that you can't find elsewhere. That bigger display and curved design? Apple and Samsung phones already have that....

GOOGL : 1,114.28 (-0.56%)
NetJets agrees to buy up to 325 new Cessna jets

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Private jet operator NetJets has agreed to buy up to 325 new Cessna jets over the next 10 to 15 years.

Markets Right Now: US stocks turn higher in midday trading

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

Rich San Francisco businesses could face homelessness tax

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable...

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Business sales have healthy gain, prices up over 11 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — As demand for small businesses increases, so do their selling prices, a sign that owners are reaping the rewards of keeping companies lean and healthy since the recession.

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Bank of America 3Q profits rise 32 percent, beats forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America said Monday that its third-quarter profits rose by 32 percent from a year ago, as higher interest rates allowed BofA to charge more for loans, and lower corporate tax...

BAC : 28.07 (-1.37%)
US retail sales gain a weak 0.1 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas.

TGT : 85.00 (+0.46%)
WMT : 94.24 (-0.60%)
Global stocks mostly slip on continuing global trade worries

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly slipped Monday as investors continued to worry about global trade and prospects for economic growth. The price of oil rose amid tensions over Saudi Arabia, a major crude...

This Week: Netflix earns, Fed minutes, existing home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth.

Defense contractors Harris, L3 Technologies to merge

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense contractors Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are combining to form one of the world's largest defense companies.

HRS : 171.96 (+11.04%)
What could soothe markets? Solid earnings, economic reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a harrowing week for financial markets, investors will look for solid corporate earnings reports and healthy economic news over the next few weeks to calm things down.

How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

NEW YORK (AP) — Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is "yes."

Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

BEIJING (AP) — With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade...

Students protest Italy's spending plans, burning effigies

MILAN (AP) — Students across Italy demonstrated against the government's education funding plans, in the first widespread show of dissidence against the new populist government.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.08%) this morning are down -0.42% on concern about escalation of U.S.-China trade tensions after President Trump on a "60 Minutes" television interview Sunday night said, "I want China to negotiat... Read More

Chart of the Day

Intelsat S.A. (I)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the satellite communications company Intelsat (I). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review the c...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are currently 4 to 4 1/4 cents higher in the nearby contracts on Monday. This morning’s Export Inspections report indicated that 996,643 MT of corn was shipped in the week of 10/11. That was down 28.03% from the week prior but near...
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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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