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Mon, Dec 11th, 2017
Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

Walker to sign bill lifting mining moratorium

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a bill Monday lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining, reversing his vote from nearly 20 years ago imposing the ban.

Grains lower, livestock mixed

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly higher

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

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday.

UK leader says there's new optimism in Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May says there is a new sense of optimism about negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union, insisting that a preliminary deal has given fresh impetus...

As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

Is bitcoin in a bubble?

As 'overtourism' swamps Amsterdam, Dutch capital pushes back

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A group of cyclists slams on the brakes as a man pushing a wheeled suitcase stops abruptly in the middle of a busy bike path in downtown Amsterdam to pick up a toiletries bag he dropped....

Utility offers abandoned nuclear site to state agency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is offering the site of a failed nuclear reactor project to the state-owned utility Santee Cooper.

Global stocks mostly rise on economic growth hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets are mostly higher on Monday as upbeat U.S. jobs data from last week and signs of progress in the Brexit talks continued to support investor sentiment.

China's November auto sales growth flat

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world's biggest market up an anemic 1.9 percent for the first 11 months of 2017, an...

VLKAY : 40.1700 (+0.17%)
VLKPY : 40.3500 (-0.60%)
NSANY : 19.1700 (+0.37%)
F : 12.59 (-0.16%)
TM : 123.96 (-0.39%)
GM : 41.66 (-0.86%)
HSBC says US officials will dismiss criminal charges

LONDON (AP) — HSBC says the U.S. Department of Justice will ask a court to dismiss deferred criminal charges against the London-based bank in recognition of its efforts to strengthen safeguards against...

Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Siemens says it has signed contracts worth some 700 million euros ($824 million) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya.

SIEGY : 69.1100 (+1.95%)
Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story

BERLIN (AP) — In a story Dec. 9, The Associated Press reported, based on an article written in German, that U2 frontman Bono told Munich newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview he would be at...

Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnel

BERLIN (AP) — A fire alarm inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps prompted workers briefly to take shelter in an underground safety area Monday, a project manager said.

Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

NEW YORK (AP) — Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues.

France to name winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

PARIS (AP) — Several U.S.-based climate scientists are about to hit the jackpot, as French President Emmanuel Macron prepares to award them multi-year, all-expenses-paid grants to relocate to France....

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried...

The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar then settle after debut

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local):

Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

HONG KONG (AP) — The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 +0.09%) this morning are up +0.08% and European stocks are down -0.12% . Most global stocks markets moved higher ahead of central bank meetings this week from the Fed, ECB and BOE. U.S.... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The biopharmaceutical company has a Trend Spotter, a Weighted Alpha of 206.52+ and gained 254.95% in the last year
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are 1 to 2 cents lower this morning, with speculative attention drawn toward the beginning of bitcoin futures trading (+26% at one point overnight!). They saw gains of 1/4 to 1 1/4 cents on Friday, but nearby Dec was 1.38% for the week. ...
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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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