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Tue, Jul 17th, 2018
US stocks rise as retailers and smaller companies climb

NEW YORK (AP) — After a weak start, U.S. indexes are higher Tuesday as retailers and smaller companies climb and investors applaud strong second-quarter results from health care products giant Johnson...

NFLX : 368.02 (-8.11%)
HUM : 309.29 (-2.02%)
SCHW : 53.02 (+3.84%)
JNJ : 128.91 (+3.38%)
UNH : 249.13 (-3.05%)
The Latest: US needs higher productivity to boost wages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual testimony to Congress on Tuesday (all times local):

Amazon upbeat on Prime Day, despite early glitches

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of cute canines delivering an apologetic message.

M : 37.16 (+0.46%)
WMT : 88.39 (+0.86%)
JWN : 52.08 (-0.67%)
TGT : 77.71 (+0.65%)
BBY : 76.50 (+1.35%)
AMZN : 1,839.27 (+0.92%)
WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
Powell bullish on US economy, expects rates to keep rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave lawmakers an upbeat assessment of the economy and expects to keep raising interest rates gradually. He said solid job gains and strong economic...

Goldman's Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that Lloyd Blankfein, the firm's chief executive officer and chairman for the last 12 years, will retire later this year.

GS : 228.19 (-1.40%)
Markets Right Now: Tech stocks lead US indexes lower

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

JNJ : 128.91 (+3.38%)
US industrial production rebounds 0.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant.

US industrial production rebounds in June, climbs 0.6 percent on faster factory output

WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production rebounds in June, climbs 0.6 percent on faster factory output.

Amazon workers strike in Europe to coincide with Prime Day

MADRID (AP) — Amazon workers in Spain and Germany called for strikes Tuesday over salary and working conditions to coincide with the online retailer's global sales event, Prime Day.

Goldman Sachs' 2Q profit up 44 pct; CEO Blankfein to retire

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs' profits jumped 44 percent in the second quarter compared with a year ago, driven by the investment bank's core franchises: advising companies on mergers, acquisitions and...

MS : 49.00 (+0.20%)
GS : 228.19 (-1.40%)
World markets turn lower ahead of comments by Fed chair

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets turned lower on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress for clues on U.S. interest rates.

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade.

EU security chief: 'far too much' online extremist content

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union's security chief has urged the bloc's 28 members to work together to combat illegal extremist content on the internet, saying there is "far too much" of it online....

Clarification: China tech players list

BEIJING (AP) — In an article July 5, The Associated Press reported that people working in the American video surveillance industry have accused Hikvision of including features in its products that transmitted...

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent...

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track.

MRO : 19.98 (-0.30%)
ARNC : 19.24 (+0.21%)
WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
C : 69.83 (+0.53%)
AMZN : 1,839.27 (+0.92%)
WFC : 56.62 (-0.65%)
NTRS : 105.67 (+0.20%)
BAC : 30.14 (+1.21%)
San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling...

CRM : 146.32 (-0.44%)
MCK : 135.22 (-0.27%)
Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers.

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.

M : 37.16 (+0.46%)
JWN : 52.08 (-0.67%)
BBY : 76.50 (+1.35%)
WFM : 42.00 (+0.02%)
TGT : 77.71 (+0.65%)
WMT : 88.39 (+0.86%)
AMZN : 1,839.27 (+0.92%)
Ford to spend up to $299M to settle Takata air bag lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) — Ford has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about six million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.15%) this morning are down -0.13% and European stocks are down -0.44% on position squaring and long liquidation ahead of Fed Chair Powell's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee later ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage(NGVC). I found the specialty grocer by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own first by the highest Weighted Alpha then I used the Flipchart feature to review t...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are currently 3 to 4 cents higher after posting fractional to 2 cent gains in most contracts to start the week. Preliminary open interest was down 3,350 contracts yesterday, suggesting short covering. The USDA Export Inspections report s...
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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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