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Thu, May 24th, 2018
Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that President Donald Trump's budget plan wouldn't curb the spiraling deficit like it claims.

Europe looks for deeds, not words, from Italy's populists

ROME (AP) — Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte spent his first day on the job Thursday finalizing his proposed Cabinet list as European officials vowed to judge deeds, not words, from a euroskeptic...

Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular...

At least 1 dead after equipment explodes at Louisiana plant

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — At least one person is dead after an equipment explosion occurred at the Proctor and Gamble plant in central Louisiana that produces detergent Tide Pods.

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically...

Boston Globe probes text allegation against top editor

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe executives said they're investigating an allegation that the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text exchange with a former employee he once dated.

South Carolina plans to use drones to remotely watch inmates

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After spending years fighting to keep drones from flying over prisons, South Carolina corrections officials unveiled plans on Thursday to use the small unmanned aircraft to keep...

MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the...

Stocks slip as Trump says North Korean meeting is canceled

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pared some of an early loss but were still lower in afternoon trading Thursday after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong...

XOM : 80.32 (-2.23%)
RTN : 213.73 (+1.23%)
CVX : 126.63 (-1.61%)
TM : 132.43 (-1.78%)
NOC : 331.14 (+0.89%)
Kansas water park: Rides won't open until issues resolved

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 says the park won't open for the season until safety issues raised in a recent state audit...

Car-sharing service car2go suspending operations in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — The car-sharing service car2go said Thursday it is indefinitely suspending its operations in Canada's largest city because parking regulations make its business inoperable.

DDAIY : 73.8300 (-1.72%)
DMLRY : 19.2000 (-2.39%)
Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative...

FITB : 31.66 (+1.47%)
Emergency rule prohibits most anchoring in Michigan waterway

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's governor on Thursday approved an emergency ban on most vessels dropping anchor in a Great Lakes waterway where oil, electric and other infrastructure cables rest, following...

Macron wants to make France gateway to Europe for tech firms

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on tech leaders Thursday to invest in France, saying his innovation policies aim to make the country the gateway to Europe.

Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America.

Brazil truckers' strike leads to fuel shortages

SAO PAULO (AP) — A truckers' strike was backing up exports and causing fuel shortages in Brazil on Thursday, leading to a reduction in bus service in Rio de Janeiro and a restriction on landings at the...

Facebook won't pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

McDonald's not ready to let go of plastic straws

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's isn't ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns.

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall after Korea meeting cancelled

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

XOM : 80.32 (-2.23%)
Disputed pipeline backed by Trump is focus of court hearing

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Trump administration attorneys were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups and Native American groups...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 -0.06%) this morning are up +0.03% and European stocks are up +0.37%.  A decline in Italian bond yields reduced Italian political risks and gave European stocks a boost after Giuseppe Conte ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Intelsat S.A. (I)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Intelsat (I).  I found the satellite communications stock by using Barchart to sort the Top 100 Stocks list by the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart fe...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are down 2 to 3 cents at midday, as a few traders are taking profits ahead of the extended weekend. The USDA reported a private cancelation of 132,000 of grain sorghum to unknown destinations for 17/18 delivery this morning. Their weekly...
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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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