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February 17, 2017
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Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. With each pass, he smooths and tamps down the soil to remake a dirt road that fire crews tore apart days earlier to stop flames that would become part of the largest wildfire on record in California. Even as flames chew through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair the damage caused not...

August 15, 2018
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Steep losses for tech and energy companies hit global stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks are sinking Wednesday as an unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech giant Tencent has investors worrying about economic growth. Oil and copper prices are falling. Technology and energy companies are taking some of the worst losses in the U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales grew in July, but retailers are falling after Macy's said its sales slowed in the second quarter. KEEPING SCORE: The...

August 15, 2018
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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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Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as much as 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground Tuesday as many Italian families were on the road ahead of Wednesday's major summer holiday. The collapse took place after a violent storm. Civil protection chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed Wednesday that 39 people had died and 15 were injured. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said three children were among the dead. Working with heavy equipment,...

August 15, 2018
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Asian shares mostly lower despite easing fears over Turkey

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia early Wednesday despite a rally overnight on Wall Street as investors' jitters over the Turkish currency crisis eased. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 22,270.90 and in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dropped 1.6 percent to 27,319.21. The Shanghai Composite index sank 0.9 percent to 2,756.17, while the S&P ASX 200 added 0.1 percent to...

August 15, 2018
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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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Markets Right Now: US stocks move broadly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. stocks are rallying as worries about Turkey's currency crisis eased. Retailers and smaller companies are making some of the biggest gains Tuesday. Macy's rose 3 percent. Global markets have taken two days of losses as investors worried that Turkey's currency troubles might spread. The S&P 500 index rose...

August 14, 2018
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The Latest: Yosemite National Park reopens to smoky air

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Yosemite National Park officials say tourists returning after a nearly three-week closure could still face smoky air from a wildfire. Most of the park reopened Tuesday after flames burned in remote areas of Yosemite and left it shrouded in smoke during the height of tourist season. Park officials say a major...

August 14, 2018
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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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Smaller companies lead US stocks higher as Turkey fears ease

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Tuesday morning as worries...

August 14, 2018
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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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Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yosemite National Park's reopening can't come soon...

August 14, 2018