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Fri, Dec 15th, 2017
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....

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...

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%)
Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your...

The Latest: Estimate says tax bill adds $1.46T to deficit

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

Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power — and even extend a hand...

Poor Venezuelans launch local currency amid cash crunch

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hard cash is tough to find in Venezuela as the country struggles with financial hardship. So residents in the capital on Friday unveiled their own currency.

House GOP invites Patagonia to speak about monument cuts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican-led House committee is inviting the founder of outdoor retail company Patagonia to testify about an issue that has ignited a public feud: President Donald Trump's decision...

Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week.

Amazon making nice, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale.

GOOGL : 1,072.00 (+1.37%)
2 found dead at home of Apotex founder Barry Sherman

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as suspicious.

Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision,...

Detroit Free Press fires opinion editor after investigation

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Free Press fired Stephen Henderson, its managing director of opinion and commentary, after finding what it called credible allegations of inappropriate behavior with female...

Costco Wholesale and Hess rise; Oracle and CSX tumble

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

CSX : 52.93 (-7.64%)
CPB : 49.59 (+2.12%)
JBL : 27.87 (+1.53%)
LNCE : 46.79 (+5.34%)
ADBE : 177.51 (+1.43%)
Campbell Soup, Snyder's-Lance shares rise on deal report

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Campbell Soup and Snyder's-Lance have risen after a report that the soup company is in advanced talks to buy the pretzel maker.

CPB : 49.59 (+2.12%)
LNCE : 46.79 (+5.34%)

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

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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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