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Fri, Oct 19th, 2018
China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

BEIJING (AP) — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market.

PNC : 124.22 (-2.44%)
Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake "shock absorbers" used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems...

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street skids, China slows

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed.

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial...

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million fine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced...

TGT : 83.36 (-1.26%)
Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has...

Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed.

ARNC : 22.03 (-2.18%)
BAC : 28.25 (-2.25%)
Australia lawyers' group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The president of Australia's top lawyers' group told a parliamentary inquiry that proposed cybersecurity laws to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google...

The Latest: UN expert: Government abductions are new worry

The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times Eastern Daylight...

JPM : 108.09 (-1.58%)
MA : 203.62 (-1.81%)
Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center...

What's next for Paul Allen's big investments? It's not clear

SEATTLE (AP) — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly...

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed...

Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.

SBUX : 58.64 (-0.78%)
Textron and Activision skid while Alcoa and Acadia climb

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

AA : 38.85 (+5.86%)
MCHP : 67.55 (-2.17%)
ARNC : 22.03 (-2.18%)
SBUX : 58.64 (-0.78%)
TXT : 57.49 (-11.25%)
ATVI : 71.81 (-8.29%)
PM : 87.52 (+3.50%)
SNA : 151.47 (-9.61%)
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

U.S. stocks slumped again Thursday as investors continued to sell shares of technology and internet companies, industrials, and companies that rely on consumer spending. Several industrial companies tumbled...

Markets Right Now: Dow falls again as industrial stocks sink

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

ARNC : 22.03 (-2.18%)
Dow Jones Industrial Average falls more than 300 points, its sixth drop in the last eight days

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones Industrial Average falls more than 300 points, its sixth drop in the last eight days.

BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called .

European and Asian leaders seek to boost trade, security

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia should use their combined economic clout "to tackle global challenges such as trade tensions that put millions of jobs at risk" and the threat of climate change, a top...

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for movie tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.

HMNY : 0.02 (unch)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.39%) this morning are down -0.38% and the 10-year T-note yield climbed to a 1-week high of 3.21% on signs the Fed will continue to raise interest rates into next year. Wednesday’s minutes o... Read More

Chart of the Day

Wellcare Group (WCG)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to health care company WellCare Health Plans (WCG). 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 the cha...
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cmdty Insider - Ag Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures saw losses of 2 to 3 1/2 cents in most contracts on Thursday, pressured by a disappointing export sales number. This morning’s USDA Export Sales report indicated that 18/19 sales in the week of 10/11 totaled just 382,534 MT. That w...
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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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