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Mon, Dec 11th, 2017
Utility offers abandoned nuclear site to state agency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is offering the site of a failed nuclear reactor project to the state-owned utility Santee Cooper.

Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears

PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

China's November auto sales growth flat

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world's biggest market up an anemic 1.9 percent for the first 11 months of 2017, an...

VLKAY : 40.1000 (+1.52%)
VLKPY : 40.5950 (+1.22%)
NSANY : 19.1000 (-0.16%)
F : 12.61 (+0.64%)
TM : 124.45 (+0.86%)
GM : 42.02 (unch)
UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is stressing her optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus to the...

HSBC says US officials will dismiss criminal charges

LONDON (AP) — HSBC says the U.S. Department of Justice will ask a court to dismiss deferred criminal charges against the London-based bank in recognition of its efforts to strengthen safeguards against...

Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Siemens says it has signed contracts worth some 700 million euros ($824 million) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya.

SIEGY : 67.7900 (+0.57%)
Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story

BERLIN (AP) — In a story Dec. 9, The Associated Press reported, based on an article written in German, that U2 frontman Bono told Munich newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview he would be at...

Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnel

BERLIN (AP) — A fire alarm inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps prompted workers briefly to take shelter in an underground safety area Monday, a project manager said.

Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

NEW YORK (AP) — Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues.

France to name winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

PARIS (AP) — Several U.S.-based climate scientists are about to hit the jackpot, as French President Emmanuel Macron prepares to award them multi-year, all-expenses-paid grants to relocate to France....

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried...

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted.

The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar then settle after debut

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local):

Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

HONG KONG (AP) — The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.

Global shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

TOKYO (AP) — Share prices are mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Moore and their odd orbit of claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The orbit of odd political claims stretched from Utah canyons to the looming Alabama Senate race to crazy-as-usual Washington in recent days.

Deadline week crunch for health law sign-ups under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration came into office looking to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the hook to deliver...

30 years later, Wall Street remembers 'Wall Street'

Thirty years after the release of the now-classic movie "Wall Street," Wall Street itself is totally different. Or it hasn't changed at all, depending on who you ask.

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) — The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

JPM : 105.93 (+1.25%)
As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

Is bitcoin in a bubble?

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.09%) this morning are up +0.08% and European stocks are down -0.12% . Most global stocks markets moved higher ahead of central bank meetings this week from the Fed, ECB and BOE. U.S.... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The biopharmaceutical company has a Trend Spotter, a Weighted Alpha of 206.52+ and gained 254.95% in the last year
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures saw gains of 1/4 to 1 1/4 cents on Friday, as Dec gave back last week’s gains, down 1.38% for the week. The weekly Commitment of Traders report showed spec traders continuing to reduce their net short position by another 36,244 con...
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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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