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Sun, Mar 18th, 2018
China's next economic czar: Harvard-trained Xi adviser

BEIJING (AP) — China's next economy czar is a Harvard-trained supporter of free markets who is President Xi Jinping's top adviser. But he has no experience fighting the bureaucratic battles the post...

China appoints US-trained economist head of central bank

BEIJING (AP) — China's leadership has appointed a U.S.-trained economist to succeed the longtime governor of its central bank, Zhou Xiaochuan, at a time when the ruling Communist Party is trying to reduce...

Japan's February exports, imports grow amid trade war fears

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports in February grew 1.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, according to Ministry of Finance data released Monday.

Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the .

Senators want to know how FAA approved open-door flights

NEW YORK (AP) — A deadly helicopter crash has prompted New York's senators to call for an investigation into how the Federal Aviation Administration ever approved open-door helicopter sightseeing flights...

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from...

Facebook's Zuckerberg comes under fire from UK, US lawmakers

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested...

3.0-magnitude earthquake rattles parts of central Oklahoma

LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) — A 3.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma.

German auto supplier opens $46.3 million plant in Alabama

WOODSTOCK, Ala. (AP) — MöllerTech, a German auto supplier, has opened a $46.3 million plant in central Alabama.

GM : 37.94 (+0.24%)
'Black Panther' tops box office for 5th straight weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Not since "Avatar" has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of "Black Panther." Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009...

German economy minister heads to US with trade war looming

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy minister is heading to Washington with the message that American tariffs on European steel and aluminum could prompt a trade war, which would be in nobody's interest.

Fire at exploded Texas chemical plant being allowed to burn

CRESSON, Texas (AP) — A fire at a Texas chemical plant following an explosion last week is being allowed to burn itself out before authorities search for a missing worker who's presumed dead.

Q&A: Holding drugmakers accountable for the opioid crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of communities in the U.S. are suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers, arguing that the companies should help pay the enormous costs of the deadliest drug...

Facebook's recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections, and in the worst cases even undermine democracy.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature appointed Premier Li Keqiang, the No. 2 leader of the ruling Communist Party, to a second five-year term Sunday and approved the appointment of a director...

Abu Dhabi signs $1.45B offshore deal with Total

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state oil company of the energy-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates says it has signed a deal worth $1.45 billion with French oil giant Total SA granting it...

TOT : 57.78 (+0.96%)
Lawmakers say UK should consider postponing Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee...

Southeast Asia leaders use Australia meet to talk NKorea

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Southeast Asian leaders were using their meeting Sunday to discuss the "deadly threat" posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

US probes 4 deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars when air bags failed

DETROIT (AP) — Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why.

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.04%) this morning are up +0.06% and European stocks are up +0.45%.  Slack inflation pressures in the Eurozone fueled a rally in 10-year German bunds to a 1-3/4 month high, which is underp... Read More

Chart of the Day

Ringcentral Inc (RNG)

RingCentral (RNG) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The business communications software company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 153.53+ and gained 148.18% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures posted losses of 2 to 4 cents in most contracts to end the week down 1.98% from last Friday. Weakness in the wheat complex put pressure on the corn market. Total export commitments are now just 1.17% behind last year, catching up with th...
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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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