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Sat, Jul 21st, 2018
Analysts: Trump tariff threats unlikely to yield trade deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies is...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is manipulating its currency....

Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is...

GM : 39.40 (+0.23%)
WFC : 56.41 (+0.14%)
BAC : 30.13 (+1.55%)
JPM : 111.28 (+1.26%)
National rig count decreases by 8 to 1,046; Texas loses 5

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by eight this week to 1,046.

Microsoft and Honeywell rally while Skechers and GE slip

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

RE : 224.82 (-4.05%)
STT : 85.87 (-7.41%)
GE : 13.12 (-4.44%)
HON : 153.13 (+3.79%)
CTAS : 203.57 (+5.11%)
SKX : 26.27 (-20.99%)
Markets Right Now: Stocks end slightly lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

CMCSA : 34.30 (-1.75%)
HON : 153.13 (+3.79%)
BBY : 76.11 (-2.40%)
Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.

The Latest: Mulvaney defends Trump's Fed comments

The Latest on rising trade tensions following comments by President Donald Trump (all times local):

Russian space agency confirms security agency search

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency is confirming that federal security agents have searched two of its daughter operations, following a report that their workers were suspected of treason for cooperating...

US probes complaints that some Ford Escapes overheat, stall

DETROIT (AP) — Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven.

F : 10.56 (-2.40%)
Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business

HELSINKI (AP) — The Nordic region's largest telecoms operator, Telia AB, said Friday it has agreed to buy the broadcasting and streaming operations of Swedish publishing company Bonnier AB to gain a...

TDCAF : 7.7400 (-0.64%)
Stocks drop after Trump says he's ready to step up trade war

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets fell sharply Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to put new tariffs on all Chinese imports, escalating the rhetoric in a trade war that...

China's yuan falls against dollar, helping exporters

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank is allowing its tightly controlled currency to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help Chinese exporters cope with U.S. tariff hikes but also might...

Trump slams rate increases by independent Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's independence, saying he was "not happy" with the Fed's recent interest rate increases.

Asian markets fall as China, US ready for more tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other's products.

IBM : 146.35 (-1.94%)
CMCSA : 34.30 (-1.75%)
GM : 39.40 (+0.23%)
ARNC : 19.03 (-0.73%)
Melania Trump listens to students talk about online civility

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online.

Rosenstein defends charging foreign agents US can't arrest

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S....

Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

NEW YORK (AP) — Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.

IRS nominee clears Senate panel despite Democrat opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee narrowly approved on a party-line vote President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS, with the panel's Democrats protesting the nomination...

A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.16%) this morning are down -0.23% and European stocks are down -0.34% on escalation of trade tensions after President Trump told CNBC this morning that he's "ready to go to" with $500 billion ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Biolife Solutions (BLFS)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to BioLife Solutions (BLFS) a stock I featured twice before in the last year. It was first featured on 8/3/17 when it was trading at $3.88 -- right now its at $21.78. I found the medical products stock by using...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the week with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher on Friday. Nearby September was up 4.1% since last Friday, with higher closes every day this week. Solid exports and drier weather fueled some bottom picking and short covering acti...
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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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