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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...

A health setback for Hunter Harrison punishes CSX stock

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shares of CSX slid Friday after the railroad said CEO Hunter Harrison will take a medical leave "due to unexpected complications from a recent illness."

CSX : 52.93 (-7.64%)
Utility costs could rise under nuclear rescue bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents could see their energy bills rise up to $41 annually to help bail out nuclear power plants under legislation lawmakers unveiled Friday, part of an effort the...

Quarles recuses himself from Wells Fargo matters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randal Quarles, who is vice chairman for supervision at the Federal Reserve, says he will recuse himself from participating in matters specific to Wells Fargo & Co.

WFC : 59.87 (+1.10%)
Markets Right Now: Stock indexes gain as tax plan advances

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

HES : 43.40 (+1.71%)
With Rubio, Corker onboard, GOP finalizes huge tax package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans solidified support for their major overhaul of the nation's tax laws Friday, securing endorsements from wavering senators as they pushed to muscle their bill through Congress...

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.

The Latest: NJ ratepayers could see costs rise up to $41

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on proposed legislation to rescue New Jersey's nuclear power sector (all times local):

The Latest: Corker to vote for GOP tax package

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

Calendar quirk, Amazon, put pressure on retailers to deliver

NEW YORK (AP) — A calendar quirk this year and Amazon's seven-days-a-week delivery capability are building pressure on retailers to deliver.

ADBE : 177.51 (+1.43%)
WMT : 97.11 (-0.02%)
TGT : 62.61 (+1.08%)
AMZN : 1,179.14 (+0.42%)
US stocks move broadly higher in late-afternoon trading

U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, placing the major indexes on course for new highs. Technology companies, banks and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers....

CAH : 63.19 (+4.71%)
COST : 192.73 (+3.32%)
Judge rejects fears of state business seizure in dune cases

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge rejected fears by private beach operators that the state's seizure of part of their sand for a storm protection project will also enable the state to seize...

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker announces support for tax bill, boost for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker announces support for tax bill, boost for GOP.

Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese to China

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

Italy says Amazon will pay $118 million to end tax dispute

MILAN (AP) — Italian tax authorities say Amazon will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to end a dispute over its tax payments from 2011-2015.

Report: Rich will get still richer unless policies change

TOKYO (AP) — Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population capturing twice as much income growth as the bottom...

US rig count falls by 1 this week to 930, Pennsylvania up 3

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. slipped by one this week to 930.

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio will back $1.5 trillion tax bill, strengthening chances Congress will OK bill next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio will back $1.5 trillion tax bill, strengthening chances Congress will OK bill next week.

Recalls this week: crib and toddler bed mattresses, tractors

More than 20,000 crib and toddler bed mattresses are being recalled this week because they fail to meet flammability standards. Other recalled consumer products include benches and utility tractors.

DE : 150.87 (+0.96%)
Sheriff: Undercover video shows dairy workers hitting cows

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida arrested three dairy farm employees on animal cruelty charges following the release of an undercover video by animal rights group showing workers abusing cows....

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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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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