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Wed, Jun 20th, 2018
Banking by smart speaker arrives, but security issues exist

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Alexa, what's my bank account balance?

COF : 96.34 (-1.12%)
AXP : 97.14 (-1.35%)
Australian telecom Telstra to ax 8,000 jobs to save $740M

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Telstra Corp., Australia's largest telecommunications company, has announced plans to ax 8,000 jobs — one in four employees — over three years in a bid to save 1 billion...

TLSYY : 10.7800 (+0.37%)
Asian stocks take a breather from trade tensions; markets up

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead....

South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday that $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers, a latest in the series of recent hacks...

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

BEIJING (AP) — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese...

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of...

DC voters nominate mayor for another term, approve tips law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office.

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday...

Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino (ex-Revel) seeks license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license.

Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract Tuesday....

MGM : 29.91 (-4.50%)
The Latest: Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas OK contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ratification of a contract covering unionized workers of MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas (all times local):

MGM : 29.91 (-4.50%)
Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead.

HAL : 46.11 (-1.09%)
JPM : 107.55 (-0.58%)
BAC : 29.26 (-0.48%)
X : 35.15 (-2.69%)
ARNC : 17.40 (-1.36%)
CAT : 143.30 (-3.62%)
BA : 341.12 (-3.84%)
Honolulu mayor vetoes bill to limit Uber, Lyft 'surge' fares

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand.

Washington, D.C., passes ballot initiative that would eliminate 2-tiered minimum wage for tipped employees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., passes ballot initiative that would eliminate 2-tiered minimum wage for tipped employees.

California lawmakers move closer to regional electric grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other states in the U.S. West narrowly cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday, keeping alive a proposal...

After query, Ross shorted stock in Kremlin-tied firm: report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of...

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering...

S : 5.53 (-0.36%)
T : 32.39 (+0.62%)
VZ : 48.50 (+2.19%)
Starbucks to accelerate store closings next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says it will accelerate its store closings in the U.S. next year as it tries to boost sluggish sales.

Google, Facebook, others speak out against child separation

Some business leaders are condemning the Trump administration's decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally, but it's unclear what impact — if any —...

GD : 190.69 (-2.69%)
AAPL : 185.69 (-1.62%)
Guilty pleas in illegal shipping of hazardous waste

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally transporting 9 million pounds of hazardous waste from Mississippi to Missouri without acquiring the proper permits.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -1.22%) this morning are down -1.09% and European stocks are down -1.07%, both at 2-week lows, as global stocks sell-off on increased trade tensions between the U.S. and China. President Trump order... Read More

Chart of the Day

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd (BHVN)

TheBarchart Chart of the Daybelongs toBiohaven Pharmaceutical(BHVN). I found the pharmaceutical stock by using Barchart to sort today'sTop Stocks to Ownlist first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month then I used the F...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed Tuesday with nearby contracts 1 to 2 1/4 cent in the red, coming back from sharp early morning losses. December posted a new life of contract low at $3.60 this morning, while closing 15 1/2 cents off that low. Heavy rains pushed t...
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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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