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Wed, Dec 13th, 2017
EU approves Poland's program to develop clean energy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's executive body says it has approved Poland's 9.4 billion euro ($11 billion) plan for developing renewable energy sources.

Global companies snared in South Africa's corruption scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only the president and ruling party but also some major international companies, including U.S....

The Latest: UK government seeks support for Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit talks (all times local):

EU agrees to catch more fish sustainably in 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations have agreed to set quota levels that ensure more sustainable fishing in the Northeastern Atlantic and the North Sea, but environmentalists insist the bloc is behind...

UK pay rates up but still lagging behind price rises

LONDON (AP) — Wages in Britain are beginning to creep up, official figures showed Wednesday, but are still lagging the rise in prices, meaning households continue to experience a real-terms pay cut as...

Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

European Central Bank in no hurry to yank stimulus

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Things are looking up for the European Central Bank. The 19-country eurozone economy is gathering speed. Higher oil prices should boost still-sluggish inflation, the bank's...

The Latest: Investors cautious ahead of Fed announcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):

Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court is due to rule whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars...

NTSB El Faro probe highlights maritime safety issues

While fateful decisions made by the captain of the doomed freighter El Faro were instrumental in the ship's sinking, federal investigators spread plenty of blame around and highlighted multiple safety...

EU negotiator says 'no turning back' on commitments

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday there will be "no turning back" for Britain on commitments made during an initial divorce deal between the two, after...

Germany to probe how smart TV makers handle personal data

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's antitrust authority says it is launching an examination of how manufacturers of smart TVs handle users' data.

Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong sales

MADRID (AP) — The owner of Zara fashion stores said Wednesday that net profit surged by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online...

GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly...

Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hike

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike.

Russian court freezes assets of major conglomerate

MOSCOW (AP) — Sprawling Russian conglomerate Sistema says a court has frozen some of its assets to secure a pending $2 billion lawsuit from Russia's largest oil company, the state-owned Rosneft.

Gas flows restored after explosion at Austrian hub

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of a major natural gas hub in Austria where an explosion left one person dead and 21 injured says gas flow in all pipelines to and from the plant has been restored.

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest...

Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.07%) this morning are up +0.03% and European stocks are higher by +0.15% as gains in energy stocks lead the overall market higher. Jan WTI crude oil ( CLF18 +0.83%) is up +0.62% at a... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

New Relic (NEWR) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The software analytics company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 97.08+ and gained 94.37% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the Tuesday session with 3/4 to 1 1/4 cent losses, despite showing 3-4 cent gains post report. The USDA announced another private export sale of 152,000 MT of corn to Mexico for 17/18 delivery this morning. The USDA updated the US...
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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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