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Mon, Jul 16th, 2018
Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track.

MRO : 20.04 (-6.70%)
ARNC : 19.20 (+10.47%)
WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
C : 69.46 (+3.67%)
AMZN : 1,822.49 (+0.52%)
WFC : 56.99 (+2.94%)
NTRS : 105.46 (+1.36%)
BAC : 29.78 (+4.31%)
San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling...

CRM : 146.96 (-0.44%)
MCK : 135.58 (-0.74%)
Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers.

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.

M : 36.99 (+1.65%)
JWN : 52.43 (+0.48%)
BBY : 75.48 (-0.53%)
WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
TGT : 77.21 (-0.66%)
WMT : 87.64 (-0.07%)
AMZN : 1,822.49 (+0.52%)
Ford to spend up to $299M to settle Takata air bag lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) — Ford has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about six million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

Whether it's investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter.

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

U.S. stocks slipped Monday as investors bought banks but sold shares of most other types of companies, including health care and technology stocks. Energy companies sank along with oil prices.

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs...

Bank of America and Arconic climb while Noble Energy skids

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

MTB : 168.12 (+1.00%)
ADS : 218.97 (-10.07%)
FOXA : 46.71 (-1.79%)
BAC : 29.78 (+4.31%)
ARNC : 19.20 (+10.47%)
NBL : 34.86 (-3.22%)
FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street

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

XOM : 82.49 (-0.98%)
HES : 63.88 (-4.00%)
CVX : 122.98 (-0.85%)
AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates.

EU says Airbnb must change presentation after complaints

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday that Airbnb has until the end of August to address consumer complaints that the U.S. company's pricing and booking system can be misleading.

Bank of America 2Q profits boosted by tax law, higher rates

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's second-quarter profits jumped 33 percent from a year earlier, the company said Monday, as like nearly all other big banks, it benefited greatly from the new tax law....

BAC : 29.78 (+4.31%)
US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism.

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

DETROIT (AP) — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.

Why traditional credit scores still matter

Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and how you answer survey questions may foretell how likely...

IMF: World economy likely to grow 3.9 percent this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is keeping its forecast for global economic growth unchanged at 3.9 percent this year despite worries about rising trade tensions and higher oil prices....

China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

BEIJING (AP) — China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a...

US retail sales rose at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June as optimistic consumers spend more

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rose at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June as optimistic consumers spend more.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.08%) this morning are up +0.02% and European stocks are down -0.11%. Sep E-mine S&Ps posted a new 4-month high in overnight trade on strength in bank stocks. Bank of America is up 2% in pre-mark... Read More

Chart of the Day

Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage(NGVC). I found the specialty grocer by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own first by the highest Weighted Alpha then I used the Flipchart feature to review t...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures posted fractional to 2 cent gains in most contracts to start the week. Spill over from soybeans and a little short covering helped, but losses in wheat limited those gains. The Monday morning Export Inspections report indicated corn expo...
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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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