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Fri, Sep 21st, 2018
US stock indexes are mixed, set stage for more milestones

Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday, on track to extend gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Gains in health care and industrial companies...

DAL : 59.79 (+2.86%)
MDT : 97.79 (+0.32%)
TXN : 110.03 (+1.42%)
LUV : 63.81 (+2.10%)
DUK : 79.77 (-1.05%)
Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law.

TRU : 74.65 (-1.15%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks mostly higher, building on gains

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

Congressmen question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

DALLAS (AP) — America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.

MCO : 174.88 (-2.17%)
Peabody to purchase Shoal Creek coal mine in Alabama

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis-based coal company Peabody Energy has agreed to purchase Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine from Drummond Co. Inc. for $400 million.

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions.

F : 9.80 (-0.10%)
Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

NEW YORK (AP) — The $1,100 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen...

AAPL : 217.90 (-0.97%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, building on gains

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

Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Micron's stock is down nearly 6 percent ahead of the opening bell with collateral damage from the U.S.-China trade war overshadowing a strong performance from the chipmaker in its...

Global stocks buoyed by Wall Street optimism

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday as a record high on Wall Street buoyed investor sentiment despite global trade tensions.

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street.

Head of Chinese energy agency snared in graft probe

BEIJING (AP) — The head of China's energy planning agency has been snared in President Xi Jinping's marathon anti-corruption campaign.

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating.

MS : 49.33 (-1.10%)
CAH : 54.91 (-0.47%)
Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations, an official said Thursday, in a blow to an industry blamed...

Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

HOUSTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable...

JBLU : 20.00 (+0.45%)
UAL : 89.92 (+0.90%)
LUV : 63.81 (+2.10%)
DAL : 59.79 (+2.86%)
AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices...

S : 6.43 (-0.16%)
T : 34.15 (+2.12%)
CMCSA : 37.99 (+0.48%)
VZ : 54.65 (+1.30%)
TWX : 98.77 (unch)
Envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on revamped NAFTA deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline.

Alexa is everywhere, even the microwave

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants the most basic of tasks to be controlled by voice, from microwaving potatoes to switching up the music in the car.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.03%) this morning are little changed, down -0.03%, and European stocks are up +0.65% at a 3-week high. Stock and commodity prices are climbing on optimism the global economic expansion can contin... Read More

Chart of the Day

Luxfer Holdings Plc (LXFR)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the inorganic chemical company Luxfer Holdings (LXFR). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort the Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart feature to review the cha...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading 2 to 4 cents higher so far on Friday. A private export sale this morning was shown for 121,700 MT of 18/19 corn to unknown by the USDA. Total corn export commitments through the second week of the new MY are 50.1% larger than...
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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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