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February 17, 2017
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Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance. They aren't deterred by the threat of flooding, nor by declarations from state and federal authorities that they must leave by Wednesday or face possible arrest. They're determined to remain and fight a pipeline they maintain threatens the...

February 20, 2017
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Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S. The federal government maintains different rules for the small- and big-boat scallop fisheries, though they work some of the same areas. Small boat fishermen say the conflict has arisen in the northern Gulf of Maine, a critically important fishing area...

February 20, 2017
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Is the Gold Market Finally Ready to Breakout?

Throughout  2016, we stated we did not expect much from Gold, and we stuck...

January 30, 2017
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Asian shares muted ahead of earnings, Fed minutes this week

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were muted on Monday as a lack of fresh leads kept investors on the sidelines while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.1 percent to 19,244.39 and South Korea's Kospi crept up 0.1 percent to 2,082.76. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.3 percent to 24,111.66 and the Shanghai Composite Index rose 1 percent to 3,231.56. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.3 percent to 5,789.50. WEEK AHEAD: Markets await the Federal Reserve's release Wednesday of minutes from its January policy meeting, which might provide new insight in the U.S. central bank's views on interest...

February 20, 2017
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Asian shares mixed as investors await Fed, company earnings

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Monday as investors looked for fresh leads while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 19,207.30 and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.1 percent to 2,078.08. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.4 percent to 24,128.37 and the Shanghai...

February 20, 2017
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Telling Head and Shoulders Pattern in Soybean Oil

I have been very bearish on soybeans for quite a while due to the fundamental setup. The USDA report on January 12th did show a large estimated drop in carryover from 460 ml/bushels to 405 ml/bushels, which fueled a voracious fund and...

January 29, 2017
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Gold Correction Completed?

Patrick MontesDeOca, CEO of the Equity Management Academy , discussed how...

January 27, 2017
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British Pound: The Decline Might Pause for a few Months

If you have been trading the decline in the British Pound, it may be time...

January 26, 2017
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Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan

Hydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly. The Bend, Oregon-based maker of colorful stainless steel bottles was founded in 2009 with one product line that was sold at a local market. Last year El Paso, Texas consumer products firm Helen of Troy bought it for $210 million. Now it sells more than 100 products in 17 countries, with prices ranging from $25 for a 12 oz. thermos up to $60 for a 64 oz....

February 19, 2017
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1 killed, 3 injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom. The company said in a statement Sunday that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak Saturday in Abqaiq. It did not provide details on how the contractor was killed. Two contractors who were hurt in the incident...

February 19, 2017
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Decision Time in Gold

Gold has been working steadily higher over the last month of trading. ...

January 25, 2017
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Fund Length in Soybeans Growing

If you take a look at the speculative bullish positioning in soybeans,...

January 25, 2017
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Explosion, fire reported at oil refinery near Los Angeles

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — There's been an explosion and fire at an oil...

February 18, 2017
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Demand Cycle in Coffee can Spell Dollars for Option Traders

Believe it or not, coffee prices could soon start pricing reduced summer...

January 23, 2017
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Northern New England gets buried in snow, and skiers love it

BURKE, Vt. (AP) — The gods have answered the call of skiers, snowmobilers...

February 17, 2017