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Fri, Apr 20th, 2018
Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak...

Lobbyist tied to condo leased by EPA chief retires from firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal....

OGE : 32.47 (-0.89%)
Settlement announced in coroner discrimination lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a racial discrimination lawsuit against a Mississippi Gulf Coast county and its coroner.

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless...

T : 34.67 (-0.43%)
VZ : 47.90 (-1.09%)
FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane....

SAFRY : 27.5650 (-0.85%)
LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
Boston Globe places columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave as an examination of his work is conducted.

Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine...

LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists...

The Latest: FAA orders inspections of more jet engines

The Latest on the plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):

LUV : 54.77 (-0.05%)
Texas gains 8 rigs as US rig count rises to 1,013

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,013.

FAA orders inspections of more jet engines like the one in fatal Southwest accident.

AP () — — FAA orders inspections of more jet engines like the one in fatal Southwest accident.

Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.

Slumping tech companies weigh on US stocks

A steep slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row.

KR : 24.12 (-0.25%)
MAT : 12.96 (-3.64%)
Mattel and Stanley Black & Decker skid while GE jumps

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

SWK : 144.21 (-6.70%)
TRU : 66.84 (+10.39%)
SKX : 30.70 (-27.04%)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks closed broadly lower Friday, extending the market's modest losses from a day earlier. A slump in big technology stocks, consumer goods and health care companies weighed on the market. Banks eked...

Trump administration pushes back against trade criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration pushed back Friday against widespread complaints against its aggressive America First trade policies and urged the International Monetary Fund to do more to...

Mexican relatives win injunction against Frida Kahlo Barbie

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo said Friday they have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll.

SunTrust says ex-worker may have stolen data on 1.5M clients

NEW YORK (AP) — SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.

Markets Right Now: Slumping tech stocks weigh on US indexes

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

MAT : 12.96 (-3.64%)
Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can thank one person in particular: President Donald Trump.

GS : 251.96 (-0.87%)
BAC : 30.26 (+0.27%)
MS : 54.46 (-0.44%)
WFC : 52.56 (+1.98%)
JPM : 111.47 (-0.22%)
C : 70.00 (-0.40%)
AXP : 100.79 (-1.54%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.06%) this morning are up +0.13% on optimism S&P 500 Q1 corporate earnings will continue to surprise to the upside.  General Electric is up 3% in pre-market trading after it reported Q... Read More

Chart of the Day

Wildhorse Resour (WRD)

The Chart of the Day belongs to WildHorse Resource Development (WRD).  I found the oil and gas stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list first for the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the ...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the Friday session with 4 3/4 to 5 1/2 cent losses. Front month May was down 2.52% since last Friday. Friday’s CFTC Commitment of Traders report indicated spec funds in corn futures and options trimming their net long positi...
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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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