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Thu, Dec 14th, 2017
Bank of England set to hold rates after first hike in decade

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is expected to keep its main interest rate unchanged at 0.50 percent on Thursday, a month after increasing borrowing costs for the first time in a decade to contain...

The Latest: New Polish premier makes debut at EU summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal...

EU leaders gather, set to move Brexit talks into new phase

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels set to move Brexit talks into a new phase as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans to take Britain out of the 28-nation...

European, Asian shares slip as investors watch central banks

HONG KONG (AP) — European and Asian stocks slid Thursday following the interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Investor sentiment faltered after China and Hong Kong carried out modest hikes in...

California wildfires prompt talks on tougher utility rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utilities may face tougher safety rules for power lines, phone lines and utility poles in parts of the state most prone to wildfires.

Putin, in annual address, calls for modern Russia economy

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will seek to modernize the Russian economy if he's re-elected to another term next March.

Australian bank faces more charges from financial watchdog

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's financial crime intelligence agency on Thursday widened its allegations against the country's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of failing to comply...

CMWAY : 61.4700 (+1.24%)
CBA : 8.38 (+0.60%)
Thousands of passengers affected by Niki airline's grounding

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of European travelers could be left stranded by the bankruptcy of Austrian budget carrier Niki.

Turkey summons FBI attache over testimony in US trial

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says police have summoned an FBI official stationed in Turkey, in connection with testimony in a U.S. federal corruption case against a Turkish banker.

Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress.

Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years

NEW YORK (AP) — They are business survivors — owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers,...

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.

MCO : 150.17 (-1.57%)
Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in.

Greek workers walk off their jobs for 24-hour general strike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek workers have walked off their jobs for a 24-hour general strike that is shutting services across the country and suspending ferry services to and from the islands.

Director of Colorado pension fund dies snorkeling in Hawaii

DENVER (AP) — The executive director of the board that oversees Colorado's public employee pension fund died while snorkeling in Hawaii.

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country's...

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a long fight

NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight.

T : 38.04 (-0.16%)
CMCSA : 38.58 (-2.35%)
VZ : 52.89 (-0.56%)
NFLX : 187.86 (+1.15%)
AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

NEW YORK (AP) — "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping...

CMCSA : 38.58 (-2.35%)
VZ : 52.89 (-0.56%)
T : 38.04 (-0.16%)

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 -0.04% ) this morning are little changed, down -0.02% , and European stocks are down -0.18% ahead of the conclusion of the 2-day FOMC meeting later today where the market expects the FOMC... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Carter's (CRI) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The children's appareal company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 35.22+ and gained 22.23% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures settled the Wednesday session with most contracts 3/4 to 1 1/4 cents higher. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production dropping 19,000 barrels per day from the previous week. That number was still robust at 1.089 million ...
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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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