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Thu, Sep 20th, 2018
Buoyant stock market lifted US household wealth last quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid stock market returns lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, a culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated...

Markets Right Now: Stocks push through record highs

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

Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American...

CMCSA : 37.55 (+0.62%)
NWSA : 12.51 (-0.08%)
Average US mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.65 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May.

US home sales were flat in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become...

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 trade at record highs

An early wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January.

MS : 49.98 (+1.79%)
US sales of existing homes unchanged in August as price gains moderated

WASHINGTON (AP) — US sales of existing homes unchanged in August as price gains moderated.

Under Armour cuts 400 jobs as it streamlines

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under Armour will cut about 400 jobs, part of a restructuring that the sports gear maker announced earlier this year.

UAA : 19.91 (+6.13%)
EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's efforts to improve transparency with users about their data, warning it could face...

Stocks up despite trade dispute, oil drops on Trump threat

SINGAPORE (AP) — European markets climbed Thursday following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute.

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations, an official said Thursday, in a blow to an industry blamed...

Nissan recalls cars, SUVs due to risk of fire

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan recalled more than 215,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to a fire risk and is advising people to park the vehicles outdoors in rare cases.

UK regulator says corporate battle to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction

LONDON (AP) — UK regulator says corporate battle to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction.

Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

TOKYO (AP) — Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday.

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says.

GOOGL : 1,189.38 (+1.29%)
Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall...

UNM : 39.73 (+1.48%)
HUM : 337.63 (+0.54%)
Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says.

GOOGL : 1,189.38 (+1.29%)
US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — will extend until at least Thursday their negotiations to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc....

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three young computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the internet two years ago have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime...

U.S. senator says foreign agents are targeting senators' personal accounts, but Senate security hasn't defended them

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senator says foreign agents are targeting senators' personal accounts, but Senate security hasn't defended them.

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.19%) this morning are up +0.09% at a 2-1/2 week high and European stocks are up +0.74% at a 2-week high as strength in energy stocks pushes the overall market higher. Energy stocks gained on the ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Catasys Inc (CATS)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the healthcare management company Catasys (OTC:CATS). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review t...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are trading fractionally higher since ending the Wednesday session with most contracts 2 to 3 cents in the green. Preliminary open interest rose 17,242 contracts as harvest expands. The weekly EIA report indicated that ethanol plants pro...
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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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