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Friday, April 23, 2010

THE BAXTER BULLETIN, Mountain Home, Ark.

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Business Stocks recover Thursday Greer passes registry

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks recovered from early losses and closed modestly higher Thursday after President Barack Obama’s speech on financial reform contained no unpleasant surprises. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 9 points after being down as much as 108. Broader indexes also turned higher. The market fell sharply early in the day on concerns about Greece’s continuing debt problems, and on fears that Obama would advocate tough restrictions on banks. When

Commodities

CHICAGO (AP) — Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Thu.: WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel Open High Low Settle Chg. 1 3 1 1 May 496 499 ⁄2 480 ⁄4 498 ⁄2 + 11 ⁄4 1 1 1 Jul 508 ⁄2 512 492 ⁄2 511 + 11 ⁄4 Sep 5241⁄4 5273⁄4 509 5271⁄4 + 111⁄4 1 1 3 1 Dec 550 553 ⁄4 535 ⁄4 552 ⁄4 + 10 ⁄2 1 1 Mar 577 580 565 579 ⁄2 + 10 ⁄4 May 593 5941⁄2 5773⁄4 5941⁄2 + 93⁄4 Jul 6083⁄4 6111⁄2 5943⁄4 611 + 103⁄4 Sep 6133⁄4 6253⁄4 6133⁄4 6253⁄4 + 101⁄2 1 1 1 3 Dec 640 642 ⁄2 628 ⁄4 642 ⁄2 + 10 ⁄4 Mar 650 657 650 657 + 103⁄4 May 6553⁄4 6661⁄2 6553⁄4 6661⁄2 + 103⁄4 3 1 3 1 Jul 675 ⁄4 676 ⁄2 661 ⁄4 675 + 8 ⁄4 Est. sales 86,851. Wed.’s sales 82,121 Wed.’s open int 453,315 CORN 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel 1 1 May 361 ⁄4 363 356 362 ⁄4 + 3 1 1 1 1 1 Jul 370 ⁄2 372 ⁄2 365 ⁄4 371 ⁄2 + 2 ⁄2 Sep 3783⁄4 3803⁄4 3733⁄4 3793⁄4 + 13⁄4 3 1 3 3 1 Dec 386 ⁄4 389 ⁄2 382 ⁄4 387 ⁄4 + ⁄4 Mar 3983⁄4 4011⁄4 3943⁄4 3991⁄2 — 1⁄4 May 4071⁄2 409 404 4071⁄2 — 3⁄4 Jul 4133⁄4 4151⁄2 4091⁄2 4133⁄4 — 3⁄4 Sep 412 4131⁄4 4103⁄4 4131⁄4 Dec 4113⁄4 414 4081⁄4 4123⁄4 + 1⁄4 Mar 4201⁄4 4213⁄4 420 4213⁄4 + 1⁄4 May 4281⁄2 4283⁄4 4281⁄2 4283⁄4 + 1⁄4 Jul 4283⁄4 4331⁄4 4283⁄4 4331⁄4 + 1⁄4 Sep 4251⁄4 426 4251⁄4 426 + 3⁄4 Dec 419 420 4161⁄2 4193⁄4 + 21⁄4 1 3 1 3 1 Jul 435 ⁄2 437 ⁄4 435 ⁄2 437 ⁄4 + 2 ⁄4 3 3 1 Dec 426 429 ⁄4 426 429 ⁄4 + 2 ⁄4 Est. sales 302,498. Wed.’s sales 326,738 Wed.’s open int 1,179,402, up 1,685 OATS 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel 3 1 1 1 May 212 ⁄4 214 ⁄2 209 214 ⁄2 + 2 ⁄2 Jul 221 2221⁄4 2161⁄2 2221⁄4 + 23⁄4 Sep 2301⁄4 2301⁄2 2251⁄4 2301⁄2 + 23⁄4 Dec 2413⁄4 2423⁄4 2371⁄2 2423⁄4 + 23⁄4 Mar 252 2543⁄4 252 2543⁄4 + 23⁄4 3 3 3 May 260 262 ⁄4 260 262 ⁄4 + 2 ⁄4 Jul 2681⁄2 2711⁄4 2681⁄2 2711⁄4 + 23⁄4 1 1 1 1 Sep 277 ⁄2 280 ⁄4 277 ⁄2 280 ⁄4 + 23⁄4 Dec 2891⁄2 2921⁄4 2891⁄2 2921⁄4 + 23⁄4 Mar 3011⁄2 3041⁄4 3011⁄2 3041⁄4 + 23⁄4 Jul 3191⁄2 3221⁄4 3191⁄2 3221⁄4 + 23⁄4 Sep 3311⁄2 3341⁄4 3311⁄2 3341⁄4 + 23⁄4 Est. sales 1,250. Wed.’s sales 2,044 Wed.’s open int 17,425 SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel 3 1 3 May1002 ⁄4 1005 991 1004 ⁄4 + 8 ⁄4 3 3 3 Jul 1013 ⁄4 1015 ⁄4 1001 ⁄4 1015 + 9 Aug 10101⁄2 10121⁄4 9981⁄2 10113⁄4 + 10 3 1 1 1 Sep 992 ⁄4 996 ⁄2 982 996 ⁄2 + 10 ⁄2 1 Nov 981 ⁄2 985 972 985 + 8 Jan 9873⁄4 992 9791⁄2 992 + 8 1 1 1 1 Mar 992 995 ⁄2 984 ⁄2 995 ⁄2 + 6 ⁄2 1 1 1 1 May 991 ⁄4 995 ⁄4 987 995 ⁄4 + 4 ⁄4 3 Jul 998 1003 994 ⁄4 1003 + 5

he didn’t, stocks recovered. Prices also got a boost from a jump in sales of existing homes last month. In a speech in New York, Obama said the economy is recovering quickly but the progress needs to be felt more deeply among the millions of unemployed Americans. He has blamed Wall Street for helping push the country into recession. Obama gave a speech in support of his efforts to pass legislation that would overhaul financial markets. The Senate may debate the financial overhaul bill

next week. The House has already passed its own version. Earlier, investors were rattled by news about Greece. The country’s borrowing costs surged again when Europe’s statistics agency found that Greece’s budget deficit last year was even larger than previously thought. The findings pushed Greece closer to tapping loans from 15 European countries and the International Monetary Union. Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Greece’s debt and said more downgrades could be coming.

3 1 1 Aug 995 ⁄4 1000 995 ⁄2 1000 + 4 ⁄2 1 3 3 3 Sep 991 ⁄4 994 ⁄4 989 994 ⁄4 + 5 ⁄4 3 1 3 3 Nov 988 990 ⁄4 981 ⁄4 990 ⁄4 + 4 ⁄4 Jan 9923⁄4 9971⁄2 9923⁄4 9971⁄2 + 43⁄4 Mar 9941⁄4 999 9941⁄4 999 + 43⁄4 May 9941⁄4 999 9941⁄4 999 + 43⁄4 Jul 1004 1006 10011⁄4 1006 + 43⁄4 Aug 9951⁄4 1000 9951⁄4 1000 + 43⁄4 Sep 9943⁄4 9991⁄2 9943⁄4 9991⁄2 + 43⁄4 Nov 9931⁄2 9983⁄4 990 9983⁄4 + 81⁄4 Jul 1001 10091⁄4 1001 10091⁄4 + 81⁄4 Nov 9801⁄2 9883⁄4 9801⁄2 9883⁄4 + 81⁄4 Est. sales 154,502. Wed.’s sales 195,536 Wed.’s open int 495,080, up 6,216 SOYBEAN OIL 60,000 lbs; cents per lb May 38.91 39.16 38.74 39.09 + .19 Jul 39.38 39.61 39.20 39.54 + .18 Aug 39.60 39.80 39.40 39.74 + .19 Sep 39.73 39.92 39.55 39.89 + .19 Oct 39.91 40.09 39.70 40.04 + .19 Dec 40.24 40.49 40.06 40.42 + .18 Jan 40.49 40.68 40.36 40.68 + .18 Mar 40.79 40.93 40.66 40.93 + .18 May 40.97 41.08 40.79 41.08 + .16 Jul 41.08 41.28 41.00 41.28 + .16 Aug 41.09 41.33 41.00 41.33 + .16 Sep 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Oct 40.80 41.33 40.80 41.33 + .11 Dec 41.19 41.38 41.15 41.38 + .16 Jan 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Mar 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 May 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Jul 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Aug 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Sep 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Oct 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Dec 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Jul 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Oct 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Dec 41.22 41.38 41.22 41.38 + .16 Est. sales 69,733. Wed.’s sales 96,175 Wed.’s open int 294,455 SOYBEAN MEAL 100 tons; dollars per ton May296.10296.80290.90295.60 + 2.60 Jul 296.10296.70290.40295.50 + 2.70 Aug293.50293.90287.90292.70 + 2.60 Sep288.00288.90282.80287.40 + 2.50 Oct 279.70280.40274.90278.90 + 1.50 Dec278.60279.50273.90277.80 + 1.40 Jan 277.90279.30274.90277.50 + 1.10

Mar 279.20280.50276.80278.40 + 1.00 May278.10279.60276.30278.00 + .30 Jul 280.40281.50279.00279.00 — .50 Aug280.00281.00278.20279.20 — .80 Sep279.20279.40277.20277.20 —1.30 Oct 277.50277.50276.10276.10 —1.30 Dec278.00278.00275.50276.10 —1.30 Jan 279.50279.50278.20278.20 —1.30 Mar 279.50279.50278.20278.20 —1.30 May279.50279.50278.20278.20 —1.30 Jul 265.50265.50264.20264.20 —1.30 Aug265.50265.50264.20264.20 —1.30 Sep265.50265.50264.20264.20 —1.30 Oct 265.50265.50264.20264.20 —1.30 Dec265.80265.80264.50264.50 —1.30 Jul 265.80265.80264.50264.50 —1.30 Oct 265.80265.80264.50264.50 —1.30 Dec265.80265.80264.50264.50 —1.30 Est. sales 69,577. Wed.’s sales 90,830 Wed.’s open int 208,683

Dollar/Gold NEW YORK (AP) — Key currency exchange rates Thursday, compared with late Wednesday in New York: Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Yen 93.35 Euro $1.3316 Pound $1.5389 Swiss franc 1.0768 Canadian dollar 0.9993 Mexican peso 12.2650

Pvs Day 93.06 $1.3401 $1.5406 1.0696 1.0005 12.1790

Metal Price (troy oz.) Pvs Day NY Merc Gold $1142.30 $1148.20 NY HSBC Bank US$1141.50$1147.00 NY Merc Silver $18.006 $18.073

International stocks Closing prices on Walmart Mexico stocks Thursday were Walmart Mexico “V” ORD $2.56 and Walmart Mexico “V” ADR $51.35.

Crude oil Crude oil rose 2 cents to $83.70 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

HARRISON — Regina Greer recently passed the mammography registry and currently is working as needed as a mammography tech at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. The registry required 25 directly supervised exams and 75 performance Greer exams as well as quality control and special procedures. Greer has been married to her husband, Jacky, for 19 years, and they have three children and three grandchildren. — From Christy Hawkins, NARMC

Pulaski completes training Lacy Pulaski of the Mountain Home Police Department was one of 43 officers who successfully completed basic police training course 2010-A at Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas. The 13-week, 620-hour course includPulaski ed instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical skills and practical exercises. Pulaski is the daughter of Joe and Sue Snyder of Mountain Home. — From Lacy Pulaski

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Dr. Alan Troy, an interventional cardiologist with Ozarks Medical Center, has successfully completed the requirements to maintain board certification in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine. According to ABIM, board certificaTroy tion is the industry benchmark by which physician quality is measured and recognized. Physicians who successfully complete their recertification requirements demonstrate the currency of their knowledge — and their ability to use it — by passing a rigorous examination and by assessing their knowledge and performance in practice on an ongoing basis. Troy, who joined the OMC medical staff earlier this year, has nearly 30 years of experience in cardiology. Troy and his wife, Mamie, live in West Plains. — From Shandi Brinkman, OMC

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