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Sat, Feb 24th, 2018
Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire...

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WFC : 59.17 (+0.61%)
Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver.

NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors...

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UAL : 67.57 (+1.30%)
Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police...

Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly...

BB&T says customer service systems 'substantially recovered'

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — BB&T says its customer service system has "substantially recovered" after an outage which impacted thousands of customers.

Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign

ROME (AP) — Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared...

The Latest: Warren Buffett's letter leaves some wanting more

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (all times local):

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The Latest: Delta, United pull back from NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on backlash against the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):

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United and Delta join growing list of companies in backlash against NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — United and Delta join growing list of companies in backlash against NRA.

Berkshire Hathaway says tax law gives it $29B boost in 4Q

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway's fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled as it received a $29 billion boost from the new tax law that easily offset any weakness in the company's businesses....

BRK.B : 202.76 (+1.01%)
European Central Bank says Latvia's ABLV failing, to wind up

BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank said Saturday it has determined that Latvia's crisis-struck ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail, and the bank will be wound up under its home country's law....

Angry French farmers boo President Macron at Paris ag fair

PARIS (AP) — With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies.

Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies that have partnered with the National Rifle Association to offer discounts and benefits to its members have begun to distance themselves from the gun lobbying group after...

MET : 47.47 (+1.80%)
SYMC : 27.43 (+1.67%)
CB : 144.01 (+0.66%)
Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of...

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him...

How the AP-NORC poll on America's mood was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on America's outlook about the country was conducted by NORC from Feb. 15-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,337 adults...

AP-NORC Poll: Worries about the country, hopes for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans believe the country's overall direction has dipped in the past year. What's more, only 28 percent are optimistic that things will get better in the year to come....

Olympic commercial glory: 'Reminds me of Black Friday sales'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — All Amber Batchelder wanted was a postcard.

Prosecutors: Developer gave illicit cash to LA politicians

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A real estate developer was charged Friday with making nearly $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to committees that supported Mayor Eric Garcetti and seven other Los Angeles...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.43%) this morning are up +0.33% on reduced interest rate concerns as the 10-year T-note yield falls below 2.90%. Also, increased M&A activity gave equities a boost after General Mills... Read More

Chart of the Day

Techtarget Inc (TTGT)

TechTarget (TTGT) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The Internet content company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 107.34+ and gained 88.79% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures saw most contracts steady to fractionally lower on Friday. A private export sale of 115,000 MT was reported by the USDA to Egypt for 17/18 delivery. This morning's USDA Export Sales report indicated that the US sold 1.555 MMT of old crop...
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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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