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Wed, Feb 21st, 2018
Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were...

Foes blast Trump on offshore drilling; industry pushes back

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere...

Asian stocks lower after Fed report renews bond yield fears

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street's decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields.

ZION : 55.86 (+1.62%)
Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major liberal policy group is raising the ante on the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" during a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the...

Judge orders gov't review of Keystone pipeline documents

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials must go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, under a Wednesday court ruling that came after environmentalists accused President...

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

F : 10.60 (-0.28%)
Florida workers' pension fund invested in gun manufacturers

TALAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's main pension fund for state workers and teachers has a half-million-dollar stake in the company that makes the rifle used in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $750M Fluor contract nears end

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $750 million federal contract will leave the U.S. territory soon as nearly a quarter of a million customers...

FLR : 57.43 (-1.05%)
Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued...

White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to...

It's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, US panel says

NEW YORK (AP) — It's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again, a federal panel said Wednesday.

Moody's upgrades Greek credit rating by 2 notches to B3

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency upgraded Greece's credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion...

MCO : 166.99 (-0.68%)
How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

A late-afternoon sell-off pulled U.S. stocks broadly lower Wednesday for the second straight day.

Canada, Mexico officials: trade pluses should outweigh fear

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Senior Canadian and Mexican officials on Wednesday expressed frustration with current American skepticism about free trade, saying the benefits for all three countries should be kept...

Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the highest bid Wednesday in an auction for the rights to Pennsylvania's fourth mini-casino license, but gambling regulators invalidated it because...

LVS : 75.06 (+0.03%)
Advance Auto Parts and Alphabet rise; Devon Energy drops

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

LZB : 31.75 (+9.86%)
LUV : 58.03 (+0.52%)
EQT : 49.81 (-3.09%)
AAP : 114.00 (+8.21%)
TTS : 6.18 (-26.92%)
DVN : 30.57 (-11.77%)
Argentina truckers gridlock traffic to protest Macri reforms

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tens of thousands of Argentines joined a demonstration on Wednesday organized by truckers and other labor unions in the first major protest so far this year against President...

Markets Right Now: Spike in bond yields upends a stock rally

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

The Latest: Winning bid thrown out in casino license auction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's casino license auction (all times local):

LVS : 75.06 (+0.03%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 unch) this morning are down -0.05% and European stocks are down -0.57% after European manufacturing activity slowed more than expected this month. Losses were contained as the 10-year... Read More

Chart of the Day

Match Group Inc CS (MTCH)

Match Group (MTCH) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The popular on-line dating company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 190.79+ and gained 152.84% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures showed fractional gains on Wednesday. The weekly EIA report will be delayed until Thursday morning, as ethanol production fell to 1.016 million bpd in last week’s report. Ahead of the USDA Ag Outlook Forum, a Reuters survey of anal...
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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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