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Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first...

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration.

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration.

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal...

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local):

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday....

US stocks wobble at the end of another shaky week of trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued to sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a...

AIG : 47.20 (-2.90%)
EBAY : 28.75 (-8.87%)
AXP : 106.73 (+3.78%)
PG : 87.30 (+8.80%)
HON : 153.47 (-1.11%)
Procter & Gamble and AmEx climb while AIG and DowDuPont dip

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

PG : 87.30 (+8.80%)
EBAY : 28.75 (-8.87%)
AIG : 47.20 (-2.90%)
STT : 72.90 (-8.53%)
HON : 153.47 (-1.11%)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday

U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading...

New tax break rules for 'opportunity zone' investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called...

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes end a bumpy week mixed

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

PG : 87.30 (+8.80%)
US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.

BAC : 28.32 (+0.25%)
Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

LONDON (AP) — Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased...

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

BEIJING (AP) — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market.

PNC : 125.16 (+0.76%)
US home sales fall for 6th straight month to slowest pace in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales fall for 6th straight month to slowest pace in nearly 3 years.

Correction: NerdWallet-Liz Weston-Paying-Mortgage- story

In a story Oct. 15 about paying off your mortgage before you retire, NerdWallet columnist Liz Weston erroneously quoted certified financial planner Michael Ciccone. He said, "While there are certainly...

Spain considers new taxes on internet companies

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist government wants to introduce new taxes on big internet companies and on financial transactions as a way of paying for improved pensions and public services.

Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant.

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake "shock absorbers" used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems...

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.37%) this morning are up +0.23% on positive carry-over from a rally in Chinese stocks along with strength in energy stocks with the price of Nov WTI crude oil (CLX18 +0.87%) up +0.61%. European s... Read More

Chart of the Day

Mccormick & Company Inc (MKC)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the food products company McCormick (MKC). I found the stock buy using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts f...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the Friday session with most contracts 3 to 4 cents in the red. Nearby Dec wiped out all of last week’s gains, down 1.81% since last Friday. There was a little harvest pressure, and some garden variety profit taking after hit...
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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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