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Wed, Dec 13th, 2017
Director of Colorado pension fund dies snorkeling in Hawaii

DENVER (AP) — The executive director of the board that oversees Colorado's public employee pension fund died while snorkeling in Hawaii.

After London tower fire, group develops risk assessment tool

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, a U.S.-based fire prevention group has developed a tool aimed...

Venezuela quickly resolves financial dispute with China

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's cash-strapped government has quickly settled a lawsuit filed by a state-run Chinese company, making good on an unpaid bill and appeasing an important ally that holds...

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) — "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping...

CMCSA : 38.58 (-2.35%)
VZ : 52.89 (-0.56%)
T : 38.04 (-0.16%)
Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill...

The Latest: GOP leader offers huge budget boost for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to prevent a government shutdown (all times local):

WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States ended Wednesday without any substantial agreements.

Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlier

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

WMT : 97.76 (+1.10%)
TGT : 62.67 (+2.70%)
Justice Department confirms criminal probe in Uber case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that a former Uber executive stole...

PolyMet offers $544M in financial assurances for mine costs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — PolyMet Mining Corp. is offering the state a $544 million package of financial assurances to serve as an insurance policy to protect taxpayers from potentially having to cover the...

GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest...

The Latest: Breaks for college students back in tax bill

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

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.

NFLX : 187.86 (+1.15%)
VZ : 52.89 (-0.56%)
T : 38.04 (-0.16%)
CMCSA : 38.58 (-2.35%)
Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on...

Records: US Steel failed to test for toxic metal after spill

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary for a potentially carcinogenic chemical after a spill from one of the company's plants in northwest Indiana, documents show.

X : 32.84 (-0.48%)
In blow to May, UK lawmakers assert final say on Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans Wednesday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European...

AP PHOTOS: Poverty and addiction grip Los Angeles' Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles is home to thousands of chronically homeless people.

Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the last month, John Villar has bought two plane tickets to Colombia, purchased his wife's medication and paid the employees of his startup business in Venezuela — all...

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions,...

NTSB investigates Delta plane that nearly landed on taxiway

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Delta Air Lines plane nearly landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, federal accident investigators said Wednesday....

DAL : 53.63 (+0.02%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 -0.04% ) this morning are little changed, down -0.02% , and European stocks are down -0.18% ahead of the conclusion of the 2-day FOMC meeting later today where the market expects the FOMC... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Carter's (CRI) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The children's appareal company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 35.22+ and gained 22.23% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures settled the Wednesday session with most contracts 3/4 to 1 1/4 cents higher. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production dropping 19,000 barrels per day from the previous week. That number was still robust at 1.089 million ...
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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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