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Fri, Dec 15th, 2017
Asian stocks mostly lower as US tax bill uncertainty weighs

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian share benchmarks were mostly lower Friday as uncertainty over U.S. tax reform legislation outweighed upbeat data from Japan.

Peru's president fights back against calls to resign

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski scrambled for his political survival Thursday as opponents demanded he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company...

What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you

Now that the federal government has rolled back the internet protections it put in place two years ago, the big question is: What does the repeal of "net neutrality' rules mean to you?

VZ : 52.34 (-1.04%)
T : 37.74 (-0.79%)
CMCSA : 39.12 (+1.40%)
Workplace romance under spotlight after sex scandals

NEW YORK (AP) — The minefield that co-workers and companies navigate when it comes to love at work has gotten even more complex following the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood,...

Man convicted of murder in feud with farmer over herbicide

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the shooting of a farmer who accused him of applying herbicide to crops that the farmer said drifted onto nearby land and...

The Latest: Church-politics provision removed from tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local):

Asian stocks mostly lower as US tax bill uncertainty weighs

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as uncertainty about the progress of a sweeping U.S. tax revamp outweighed an optimistic Japanese economic survey.

CB : 146.12 (-1.56%)
TIF : 99.34 (+3.37%)
California issues 1st licenses for its legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January.

Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

DENVER (AP) — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation.

Japan survey shows corporate sentiment at 11-year high

TOKYO (AP) — A quarterly business outlook survey by Japan's central bank shows corporate sentiment has improved to its highest level in 11 years in the latest upbeat signal for the economy.

US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged...

EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations bickered openly over migration policy Thursday in an east-west divide centered on several nations that refuse to accept refugee quotas.

Retiring New York Times publisher to be replaced by his son

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times Co. is stepping down after 25 years and will be succeeded by his 37-year-old son, the Times announced Thursday.

NYT : 18.10 (-0.55%)
The Latest: Tusk distances himself from anti-migrant views

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

California wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen rules for utility...

Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead...

EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations....

Ivanka Trump store to open in Trump Tower lobby

NEW YORK (AP) — An Ivanka Trump-branded store is opening in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, selling handbags, jewelry and candles.

Delta orders 100 Airbus jets valued at over $12.7 billion

Delta Air Lines has picked Europe's Airbus over Boeing for a huge order of new jets.

DAL : 55.25 (+3.02%)
BA : 293.88 (+0.70%)
The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local):

CMCSA : 39.12 (+1.40%)
VZ : 52.34 (-1.04%)
T : 37.74 (-0.79%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.07%) this morning are up +0.07% on increased optimism in the U.S. economic outlook after the Fed yesterday raised its U.S. 2018 GDP estimate to 2.5% from 2.1% and said it still didn't see... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The TV media company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 25.66+ and gained 16.41% in the last month.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the day with most contracts fractionally in the red, after spending much of the morning fractionally higher. The daily range was microscopic! This morning’s USDA Export Sales report showed 866,918 MT in corn sales for the we...
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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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