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Wed, Dec 13th, 2017
EU negotiator says 'no turning back' on commitments

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

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 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 above...

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.

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.

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

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

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."

Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach complaint,...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike.

CMCSA : 39.51 (+2.78%)
EIX : 68.58 (-6.03%)
Cheech Marin touts state tool for California pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and legendary stoner Cheech Marin doesn't want your pot business to go up in smoke.

Minnesota announces restrictions on using herbicide dicamba

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota announced restrictions Tuesday on how farmers can use the herbicide dicamba in 2018, responding to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops...

DD : 83.93 (+0.89%)
MON : 117.66 (-0.06%)
Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of chip unit

TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba Corp. and its joint venture partner Western Digital have made peace over the embattled Japanese electronics giant's plan to sell its flash memory unit to raise cash to stay afloat....

TM : 124.25 (+0.26%)
CAJ : 38.65 (+0.44%)
WDC : 81.77 (+0.70%)
SNDK : 76.18 (-0.51%)
TOSYY : 16.2100 (+0.22%)
Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands

SEATTLE (AP) — The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office...

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks' plan to raise entrance...

Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers for California and the U.S. Department of Justice clashed in court Tuesday over whether new rules from President Donald Trump's administration would dramatically reduce...

The Latest: Lawyer: Not clear Trump rules would affect women

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing in a lawsuit by California over new rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women (all...

Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it's suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members.

WFC : 60.33 (+2.48%)

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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