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Wed, Sep 19th, 2018
Banks lead US stock indexes mostly higher in midday trade

Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in midday trading Wednesday as gains in financial companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market. Bond yields climbed to the highest level in four months,...

UNM : 39.37 (+2.29%)
HUM : 335.67 (-0.10%)
Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

NEW YORK (AP) — A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men...

Markets Right Now: US stocks edge higher in midday trading

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

World Bank: Global poverty rate drops to record low 10 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global poverty has fallen to a record low.

AutoNation chief, after 20 years, is turning over the keys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Jackson is stepping down after almost two decades leading AutoNation, the largest dealership chain in the U.S.

August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been...

Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive of Denmark's largest bank resigned Wednesday after an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via an Estonian subsidiary showed that...

US housing construction up 9.2 percent in August, fastest gain in 7 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — US housing construction up 9.2 percent in August, fastest gain in 7 months.

EU: Luxembourg did not give selective tax deal to McDonald's

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give the U.S. fast food giant McDonald's a special sweet tax deal and that the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount...

MCD : 158.74 (+0.61%)
UK lawmakers: 'Wild West' cryptocurrencies need regulation

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers have backed calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in order to bring an element of control to a market that more resembles the "Wild West."

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle...

Germany to have 1 million electric cars by 2022

BERLIN (AP) — Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022.

Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

GIS : 44.62 (+1.11%)
FDX : 242.63 (+0.43%)
MRO : 21.84 (+1.58%)
The Latest: China's premier appeals for global support

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local):

China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike

BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology.

Cybersecurity firm: More Iran hacks as US sanctions loomed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity...

SpaceX's 1st traveler is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan....

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of...

Police: Man threatens to shoot child after losing video game

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game "Fortnite," according to police.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.09%) this morning are down -0.04% and European stocks are down -0.05% in uninspired trade. Higher interest rates are weighing on equity prices after a jump in UK Aug consumer prices pushed the 10... Read More

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Tesla Inc (TSLA)

Today's Barchart Chart of the Day will be the auto maker Tesla (TSLA). Today's coverage will be a little different because I did not use Barchart technical indicators to sort for this stock. I'm making a personal observation.Years ago I read some...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are fractionally higher this morning after seeing losses of 4 to 4 3/4 cents in most contracts on Tuesday. There was heavy selling interest, with preliminary open interest jumping 26,602 contracts. Informa Economics estimates that US pro...
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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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