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Sat, Dec 16th, 2017
Hunter Harrison, CEO of railroad company CSX, dead at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Hunter Harrison, the CEO of railroad giant CSX, is dead. He was 73 years old.

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill...

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly...

The Latest: Trump defends tax cuts as good for middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tax plan in Congress (all times local):

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry...

More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access...

US, Canada to begin talks in 2018 on Columbia River deal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States...

As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

NEW YORK (AP) — The public's interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators.

Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program's subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable...

China, Britain pledge cooperation as UK leaves EU

BEIJING (AP) — Britain and China pledged Saturday to promote London as a center for offshore use of Beijing's currency and cooperate in clean energy research and promoting trade as the United Kingdom...

Rules protecting coal miners' dust exposure up for review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three years after the Obama administration lowered the allowable limits for miners' exposure to coal dust, the Trump administration has brought the standards up for review.

Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated...

STRZA : 35.52 (+1.69%)
DIS : 111.27 (+0.63%)
Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber's alleged misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals' trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing...

Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

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

Iran sanctions trial judge slams 'foreign conspiracy theory'

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Friday belittled a Turkey official's claims that a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania is behind a banker's trial in an Iran economic sanctions conspiracy, labeling it an...

Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code....

NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a...

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of...

Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated...

STRZA : 35.52 (+1.69%)
DIS : 111.27 (+0.63%)
Procter & Gamble agrees to add activist investor to board

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble is adding Nelson Peltz to its board of directors, ending a proxy battle with the activist investor who has been seeking to shake up the consumer products giant.

PG : 91.89 (+0.98%)

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 closed the Friday session with most contracts as much as a penny lower. 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. The Friday Commitment of Tra...
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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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