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February 17, 2017
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Business Highlights

___ Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. The company has been selling assets like its Craftsman tool brand to offset a lack of customers. But it says its pension agreements may prevent the spin-off of more businesses, potentially leading to a shortfall in funding. ___ Trump's...

March 22, 2017
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Expert: Bird flu outbreak nation's worst since 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday. Agriculture officials are trying to limit the damage, but it's unclear whether quarantines, transportation bans and mass killings will stop the spread, said Joseph Hess, a poultry science professor at Auburn...

March 22, 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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Grain lower, livestock mostly higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May was 4.25 cents lower to 4.2225 a bushel; May corn was down 2.50 cents at 3.5875 a bushel; May oats lost 2.25 cents at $2.5150 a bushel; while May soybeans lost 1.75 cents to $9.9975 a bushel. Beef was higher and pork was mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle was up 2.55 cents at $1.2245 a pound; March feeder cattle rose 2 cents at $1.3400 a pound; while April lean hogs gained .15 cent at $.6815 a pound.

March 22, 2017
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The Latest: Lawmaker wants public debate on climate change

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a Maine lawmaker's bill protecting climate change beliefs (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Republican lawmaker in Maine who has introduced a bill that would protect people from discrimination based on their beliefs about climate change says he thinks it's an open question whether human activity is the primary cause of it. Rep. Larry Lockman's bill would limit the attorney...

March 22, 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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2017 Kia Forte sedan is updated, retains value for money

Kia's compact Forte sedan retains its value-for-the-money status for 2017 while adding refined new styling, upgraded seat fabric, more features and a new, fuel-efficient engine. Starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, for a base, four-door Forte with automatic transmission is $18,495. That's only $55 more than the comparable 2016 Forte and includes heated outside mirrors;...

March 22, 2017
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Melting business: Warmer US winter hurts small companies

NEW YORK (AP) — The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies. Retailers who sell winter clothing or snow shovels have had fewer customers this season. Plumbers who expected to fix frozen pipes have had less work, and...

March 22, 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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Grain lower, livestock higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the...

March 22, 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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US stocks slip further as steep losses for banks continue

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower Wednesday as banks...

March 22, 2017