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Fri, Jul 20th, 2018
Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business

HELSINKI (AP) — The Nordic region's largest telecoms operator, Telia, said Friday it has agreed to buy the broadcasting and streaming operations of Swedish publishing company Bonnier AB to gain a foothold...

TDCAF : 7.7400 (-0.64%)
World stocks mixed under pressure of more US tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed Friday as deliberations over more U.S. tariffs on European countries and China weighed on sentiment.

China's yuan falls against dollar, helping exporters

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank is allowing its tightly controlled currency to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help Chinese exporters cope with U.S. tariff hikes but also might...

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence, saying he was "not happy" with the Fed's recent interest rate increases.

Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other's products.

IBM : 149.24 (+3.27%)
CMCSA : 34.91 (+2.56%)
GM : 39.31 (-1.40%)
ARNC : 19.17 (-2.59%)
Melania Trump listens to students talk about online civility

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online.

Rosenstein defends charging foreign agents US can't arrest

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S....

Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

NEW YORK (AP) — Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.

IRS nominee clears Senate panel despite Democrat opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee narrowly approved on a party-line vote President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS, with the panel's Democrats protesting the nomination...

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week.

Auto industry urges US to hit brakes on proposed car tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump's plans to consider taxing auto imports. It got an earful at an all-day hearing Thursday.

Disney streaming could get boost as Comcast drops Fox bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men....

NFLX : 364.23 (-2.91%)
CMCSA : 34.91 (+2.56%)
T : 31.27 (-1.39%)
DIS : 112.13 (+1.30%)
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell Thursday, but smaller companies climbed, which made for a mixed finish on Wall Street. Representatives of the auto industry addressed Congress and spoke out against...

EBay and American Express slide; Comcast and IBM climb

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

AA : 41.56 (-13.34%)
CMCSA : 34.91 (+2.56%)
PM : 80.90 (-1.52%)
AXP : 100.17 (-2.73%)
Markets Right Now: Banks weigh on large-stock indexes

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

PM : 80.90 (-1.52%)
Trump's pick to run consumer watchdog faces skeptical Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump's nominee to take over the nation's consumer watchdog agency exasperated some Democrats with vague answers at a Senate hearing Thursday, but Kathy Kraninger appears...

High-altitude balloons to deliver internet access in Kenya

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude...

Papa John's notes inquiry after reports of sexist behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's says it is already investigating and will take action if necessary as a report says founder John Schnatter oversaw a culture where women were subject to sexist behavior.

EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that is, if cellphone manufacturers...

GOOGL : 1,199.10 (-1.14%)
With Comcast out, how Disney's empire will look with Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mouse House is getting close to catching the Fox.

NFLX : 364.23 (-2.91%)
DIS : 112.13 (+1.30%)
CMCSA : 34.91 (+2.56%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.27%) this morning are down -0.26% and European stocks are down -0.22% as global stocks and commodities fall on signs that world trade tensions are not going away anytime soon. China's foreign... Read More

Chart of the Day

Arbutus Biopharma Cp (ABUS)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Arbutus Biopharma (ABUS). I found the biopharmceutical stock by using Barchart to sort the Top 100 Stocks list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month then again by technical buy sign...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures saw 2 to 4 cent gains in most contracts on Thursday, closing higher for the fourth day straight. This morning’s FAS export report indicated that 640,997 MT of old crop corn was sold in the week that ended on 7/12, with 774,488 MT f...
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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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