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Thu, Aug 16th, 2018
Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to...

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart have signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats.

US stocks rally ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are surging on Wall Street Thursday as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between...

WMT : 98.94 (+9.67%)
BAC : 30.78 (+1.38%)
JCP : 1.80 (-25.31%)
TGT : 82.11 (+1.76%)
JWN : 52.28 (+0.81%)
M : 35.71 (+1.59%)
JPM : 114.89 (+1.05%)
The Latest: Kudlow: Chinese economy is 'terrible'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on news that the United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for the resolution of a dispute between the world's two biggest economies (all times local):...

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world's two largest economies.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe,...

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week for the second straight week.

Markets Right Now: Walmart leads gains for US stock indexes

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

Forests group halts plan to endorse Indonesian paper giant

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has suspended plans to give its influential endorsement to Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas after revelations it cut down...

Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.53 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, with relatively lower rates continuing to fail to spark home sales.

4 Places to Find Last-Minute Scholarships

Only a few weeks — or maybe even days — remain until college campuses reopen, but there may still be time to get a scholarship and reduce the amount of student loans you have to borrow.

July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.

US housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher costs might be weighing on homebuilders

WASHINGTON (AP) — US housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher costs might be weighing on homebuilders.

European stock markets pick up after losses in Asia

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets are higher in European trading as Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and after a downbeat day in Asia. Benchmarks in Germany and France rose Thursday while shares in...

Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China's economy

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street.

CAT : 136.00 (+3.01%)
JWN : 52.28 (+0.81%)
M : 35.71 (+1.59%)
China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

BEIJING (AP) — China is sending a trade envoy to Washington in a renewed effort to end a worsening tariff dispute that has raised worries it will chill global economic growth.

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War...

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread...

Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla about CEO's buyout plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government regulators have subpoenaed Tesla as they dig deeper into CEO Elon Musk's recent disclosure about a potential buyout of the electric car maker, according to media reports....

The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking 'core parts' of Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Twitter's suspension of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 +0.46%) this morning are up +0.57% and European stocks are up +0.53% on signs of a thaw in China/U.S. trade tensions after China announced that Vice Commerce Minister Shouwen will lead a delegation t... Read More

Chart of the Day

Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the nutritional products retailer Vitamin Shoppe (VSI). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then ag...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading 4 to 5 cents higher in the front months on Thursday. Help is coming from decent export sales data and spill over from soybean and wheat. The weekly FAS Export Sales report indicated old crop sales on the light side of trade e...
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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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