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Tue, Feb 20th, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

NEW DELHI (AP) — The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in Trump-branded developments....

New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

HSBC annual profit rises as Asian growth drives earnings

HONG KONG (AP) — HSBC said Tuesday that profits rose on strong earnings from Asia, in the latest sign that the London-based global bank's restructuring to focus even more on the region is paying off....

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain.

This Week: Home sales, jobless claims, Cinemark earns

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plants

BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters in the Thai capital seeking to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in the country's south have claimed victory, as the Energy Ministry agreed to order new assessments...

Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused...

MMM : 236.67 (+0.77%)
New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state's known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday...

Asian shares mostly lower after US holiday, await Fed notes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

General Motors confirms new vehicle for Kansas plant

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors says it will build a new vehicle at its plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

GM : 41.09 (-1.82%)
Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused...

MMM : 236.67 (+0.77%)
UK vows no 'Mad Max style' deregulation after Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain is trying to reassure the European Union that it doesn't plan to slash regulations and standards in order to boost its economy after Brexit.

London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama.

Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company that officials say will help keep the troubled agency operating until late March.

Australian firm acquires The Mall at Robinson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Australian investment firm has acquired The Mall at Robinson, one of the larger retail venues in the Pittsburgh area.

Banker: "Nightmare" dodging extortion attempts in Latvia

LONDON (AP) — Latvia's top banking official, a key member of the European Central Bank, has been accused by local bank Norvik of seeking kickbacks, trying to launder Russian money and retaliating against...

'A nightmare': Banker tells tale of Latvian corruption

LONDON (AP) — Latvia's top banking official explained the "rules of the game" for successful banking in the small European country. His sidekick sat the owner of Norvik bank down, scribbling the sum...

The Latest: Latvian central bank chief is released on bail

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bribery investigation on the Latvian central bank chief (all times local):

Latvian state TV: Central bank chief is released on bail, rejects allegations pending bribery investigation

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvian state TV: Central bank chief is released on bail, rejects allegations pending bribery investigation.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.18%) this morning are up +0.17% at a 1 -1 /2 week high and European stocks are up +0.74% at a 1-week high. Strength in crude oil and metals prices has fueled a rally in energy and mining... Read More

Chart of the Day

Abiomed (ABMD) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The medical instrument company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha o 139.67+ and gained 132.53% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the Friday session with fractional losses, as nearby March was 1.52% higher on the week. The USDA reported a private export sale of 116,000 MT of 17/18 corn to Japan through their daily reporting system this morning. Export commit...
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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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