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Fri, Dec 15th, 2017
Court rules for AP in reporter impersonation document fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with reporters in a court fight over documents that began after an FBI agent pretended to be an Associated Press journalist while investigating bomb...

Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese to China

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Friday granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs that swindled people in China out of millions of euros by telephone....

Yacht club settles alleged bias lawsuit by Muslim couple

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut yacht club has settled a lawsuit by a Muslim businessman and his wife who said club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion...

White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward...

Bill to help rescue New Jersey nuclear plants is unveiled

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's electric utilities would be required to pay for credits from nuclear power plants under legislation lawmakers unveiled Friday as part of an effort the state's largest...

Man with knife at Amsterdam airport is not terror case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military police say a man with a knife walked into the police service's office at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and threatened staff with a knife. Officers shot the...

EU sees new 'dramatically difficult' phase in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — With British Prime Minister Theresa May already back home, European Union leaders stood united Friday in saluting the outcome of the first phase of Brexit negotiations, but warned London...

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.

Berlin's much-delayed new airport slated to open in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Officials say they plan to open Berlin's new airport, a project notorious for repeated delays, in 2020 — nearly a decade after it was first slated to start operations.

Markets Right Now: Stocks move higher on Wall Street

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

The Latest: GOP senators optimistic on tax bill

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

Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering regulations meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust, the cause of black lung disease,...

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' boasts $45 million opening night

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is off to a death star-sized start at the box office. Disney says Friday that the eighth installment in the space franchise has earned an estimated $45 million...

Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Egypt signed a deal on Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February, after more than a two-year break, officials announced....

GOP leaders move to appease Rubio, finalize big tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans finalized their sweeping tax package Friday, expanding its child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress...

US stocks move broadly higher in morning trading; oil rising

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in morning trading Friday, erasing modest losses from the day before. Technology companies, banks, and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers. Investors weighed...

CAH : 63.29 (+4.87%)
COST : 193.34 (+3.65%)
Lebanon: Oil and gas drilling to begin in 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon will begin exploratory drilling for offshore oil and gas in 2019, Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Friday, as the country hopes to find resources to shore up its...

Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's former economics minister was handed an eight-year prison sentence Friday after being convicted of accepting a $2 million bribe from one of President Vladimir Putin's top associates....

Correction: Fatal Shooting-Herbicide Dispute story

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In a story Dec. 14 about a second-degree murder trial involving farmers in Arkansas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the herbicide dicamba was made by Monsanto....

MON : 117.29 (-0.48%)
The Latest: May says UK, EU to start new talks right away

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit discussions with the European Union at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels (all times local):

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.22%) this morning are up +0.16% and European stocks are down -0.34% at a 1-week low. Investors continue to pour money into U.S. equity funds at the expense of European stock funds.... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Maximus (MMS) is the Barchart CHartr of the Day.  The governmental consulting firm has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 32.85+ and gained 31.28% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are continuing their tight trading range on Friday, with most contracts down 1 to 1 1/4 cents. A private export sale of 134,503 MT of corn was sold to Costa Rica as announced by the USDA through their daily export reporting system. Total...
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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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