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Thu, Apr 26th, 2018
US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.6 percent in March, but a key category that tracks business investment spending fell for the third month out of the past four.

The Latest: ECB sees moderation in economy's strong pace

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March, but key investment category declines

WASHINGTON (AP) — US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March, but key investment category declines.

Fiat Chrysler reports rise in profit and drop in debt

MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported Thursday a 60 percent rise in net profit for the first quarter of the year as sales improved, particularly in the Americas, and demand rose globally...

World stocks edge up as investors await ECB comments

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday as investors digested the latest corporate earnings and awaited comment from the head of the European Central Bank.

BA : 344.50 (+0.48%)
VLKAY : 40.1300 (-1.38%)
VLKPY : 40.7000 (-0.85%)
European Central Bank head to sift mixed signs on economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its key interest rates and stimulus settings unchanged as it sizes up conflicting signs about how well the economy is doing in the 19 countries...

European Central Bank leaves its key interest rates and stimulus settings unchanged as it weighs mixed signs on economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank leaves its key interest rates and stimulus settings unchanged as it weighs mixed signs on economy.

No bromance: Merkel gets much smaller platform on US visit

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Washington with the same message French President Emmanuel Macron delivered only days earlier: that America and Europe need to bury the hatchet...

GM 1Q earnings fall 60 pct. but company beats estimates

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first-quarter net income fell 60 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street estimates as U.S. sales rose.

GM : 37.75 (-0.94%)
EU gets ready to take on fake news

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive wants online giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to sign on to a special code of conduct to weed out fake news, which it says has become an increasingly...

EU executive: Greece will exit bailout without backup loan

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece should emerge from its third and final bailout in a few months' time without the need for a backup loan from its creditors, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...

Nintendo taps new president; profit improves on Switch sales

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The company also announced Thursday that it will be getting a...

Deutsche Bank steps back from ambition to be global player

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank will take another step back from its decades-long global expansion, announcing Thursday that it will focus its investment banking business more on Europe and reduce...

EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending...

Disney emphasizes China roots in Shanghai amid trade tension

SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. used the expansion of its $5.5 billion Disney Resort in Shanghai on Thursday to highlight its deep China connections despite worsening trade tensions between Washington...

DIS : 101.63 (+0.47%)
Nintendo taps new president; profit improves on Switch sales

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported solid sales and profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines. The company also announced Thursday that it will be getting a...

International conference to combat terror financing in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Ministers from more than 70 countries — including bitter rivals — are working on ways to combat financing for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaida at an international conference in Paris,...

Profit slips at Volkswagen after accounting change

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Profits have slipped at automaker Volkswagen in the first quarter due to a change in accounting rules, but sales increased and the company recorded no significant additional...

VLKAY : 40.1300 (-1.38%)
VLKPY : 40.7000 (-0.85%)
LG to buy automotive light maker ZKW for 1.1 billion euros

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will acquire Austrian-based automotive light maker ZKW in the company's biggest acquisition as its seeks a bigger share in the automotive...

China urges US to avoid damaging business confidence

BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Thursday to avoid damaging business confidence following a report that U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei violated sanctions...

DIS : 101.63 (+0.47%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.21%) this morning are up +0.25% and European stocks are up +0.35% on positive corporate quarterly earnings results.  Facebook is up 6% in pre-market trading to lead the overall market hig... Read More

Chart of the Day

Usana Health Sciences Inc (USNA)

Usana Health Sciences (USNA) is the Barchart Chart of the Day. I found the medicinal drug stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart feature to...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading ½ to 1 cent per bushel lower this morning. They ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 5 to 6 cents higher, following wheat. Wednesday’s weekly EIA report showed ethanol production for the week that ende...
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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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