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Thu, Oct 18th, 2018
Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored...

JPM : 109.83 (+1.11%)
HD : 185.17 (-4.34%)
TGT : 84.42 (-1.62%)
M : 31.84 (-4.98%)
IBM : 134.05 (-7.63%)
Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year in the first decline for the world's third largest economy...

West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass...

Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

NEW YORK (AP) — Ebay filed a lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday, saying the online retail giant used eBay's messaging system to steal its sellers.

AMZN : 1,831.73 (+0.65%)
EBAY : 32.02 (-0.71%)
Lawmakers ask Kia and Hyundai to testify on reports of fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee is asking executives of auto makers Kia and Hyundai to testify next month about fire risk in their vehicles.

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IBM : 134.05 (-7.63%)
How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

After an early slide, U.S. stocks ended slightly lower Wednesday as banks climbed but retailers, homebuilders and smaller companies fell.

PulteGroup, IBM and Fiat Chrysler fall while Netflix climbs

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

UAL : 88.49 (+5.95%)
ENDP : 17.05 (-6.83%)
ICE : 73.57 (-1.82%)
VLO : 103.74 (-2.05%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks erase most of an early plunge

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

IBM : 134.05 (-7.63%)
Warring staffers? Some strategies for restoring the peace

NEW YORK (AP) — When staffers at a small business can't get along, many owners find that telling them "cut it out" doesn't necessarily work.

Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A California-based startup said Wednesday that it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia, an endeavor that reflects increasing demand from companies and governments...

NOC : 309.50 (-0.83%)
Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday that it is preparing to pull out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move...

Fed officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials last month debated how high they should raise interest rates to achieve their economic goals, with some arguing that they might need to lift rates to a level...

Twitter airs election meddling data

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to "information operations" dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to...

Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat?

US probes Ford pickup tailgates opening unexpectedly

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are trying to figure out why the power tailgates on some Ford F-Series pickup trucks can open unexpectedly while the trucks are moving.

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite...

GM : 31.93 (-1.27%)
NSANY : 17.9450 (-1.02%)
PCRFY : 11.0650 (-0.67%)
Stocks head lower, giving back some of a big rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Wednesday after their biggest gain in more than six months. Homebuilders are sinking after the Commerce Department said construction of new homes dropped in September,...

TGT : 84.42 (-1.62%)
HD : 185.17 (-4.34%)
M : 31.84 (-4.98%)
US regulators lift strict oversight of Prudential

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of federal regulators on Wednesday lifted the strict government oversight imposed on big insurer Prudential Financial Inc. It was the last financial company still carrying the...

AIG : 49.62 (+0.65%)
PRU : 99.70 (+1.91%)
MET : 44.66 (+1.85%)
US housing starts sank 5.3 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction fell 5.3 percent in September, a sign that recent hurricanes and rising mortgage rates may be weighing on the market.

HD : 185.17 (-4.34%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.31%) this morning are down -0.25% ahead of the minutes of the Sep 25-26 FOMC meeting, which will be looked at for clues as to the pace of future Fed rate hikes or if policy makers may be close to ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Freshpet Inc CS (FRPT)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the pet food company Freshpet(FRPT). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort the Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent p...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures settled 3/4 to 1 cent lower on Wednesday. Drier weather in the western Corn Belt is allowing harvest activity to pick up. The weekly EIA report indicated reduced corn consumption, with ethanol production for the week of 10/12 averaging 1...
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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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