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  • Some Irked by Stefanik's Rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik 's rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that's unlikely to derail her but serves...

  • Virginia GOP to Choose Governor Nominee

    Tens of thousands of Virginians are casting ballots to choose nominees for governor and other statewide offices.

  • India COVID Surge Moves South

    Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdown.

  • Scot's Pro-Independence Nears Majority

    LONDON (AP) -- Counting resumed Saturday in Scotland's parliamentary election with the governing Scottish National Party very close to securing a majority that would see it make a push for another independence referendum.

  • Libyan Militias Briefly Take Over Gov Headquarters

    CAIRO (AP) -- In a show of force, armed militiamen briefly took over a hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli that serves as headquarters for the interim government, officials said Saturday.

  • US Stocks Rally to Records Despite Jobs Data

    Stocks rallied to more records on Wall Street Friday as a stunningly disappointing report on the nation's job market signaled to investors that interest rates will likely stay low.

  • DTN Oil

    Following a monster downside surprise on the U.S. labor market, crude and petroleum products futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Intercontinental Exchange settled Friday's session modestly higher.

  • Wall Street Rises Toward Records

    Stocks are rallying toward records on Wall Street Friday despite a grim report that showed hiring fell off sharply across the country last month.

  • Texas Voting Bill Advances

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Republican lawmakers advanced a sweeping elections bill early Friday following hours of discussion that would put America's biggest red state closer to imposing a raft of new voting restrictions in the face of growing warning...

  • US May Restrengthen Wild Bird Protections

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Longstanding protections for wild birds would be restored under a proposal unveiled Thursday to bring back prosecutions of avian deaths by industry that were ended under former President Donald Trump.

  • CP Bid for US Railroad Moves Ahead

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Regulators on Thursday approved Canadian Pacific's plan for acquiring Kansas City Southern if that railroad picks CP's $25 billion bid over rival Canadian National's $33.7 billion offer.

  • UK Conservatives Win Special Election

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's governing Conservative Party made further inroads in the north of England on Friday, winning a special election in the post-industrial town of Hartlepool for a parliamentary seat that the...

  • China Trade Surges as Demand Recovers

    BEIJING (AP) -- China's trade with the United States and the rest of the world surged by double digits in April as consumer demand recovered, but growth appeared to be slowing.

  • EU Summit Returns to Face-to-Face

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- On the list of things not to do during a pandemic, holding big international gatherings is close to the top.

  • Taiwan Battles Record Drought

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Some households in Taiwan are going without running water two days a week after a months-long drought dried up the island's reservoirs and a popular tourist lake.

  • Big US Job Gain Expected

    With viral cases declining, consumers spending again and more businesses easing restrictions, America's employers likely delivered another month of robust hiring in April, reinforcing the economy's steady rebound from the pandemic recession.

  • Girl Shoots 3 at Idaho School

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher Thursday, authorities said.

  • Some Worry Voting Limits Will Hurt GOP Too

    (AP) -- As Republicans march ahead with their campaign to tighten voting laws in political battlegrounds, some in their party are worried the restrictions will backfire by making it harder for GOP voters to cast...

  • India COVID Surge Breaks Record Again

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system shows no signs of...

  • Talks to Bring US Back to Iran Nuclear Deal Intensify

    World powers held a fourth round of high-level talks Friday in Austria aimed at bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, with both sides signaling a willingness to work out the major stumbling blocks.

  • Global Shares Mostly Rise on US Rally

    Global shares mostly rose Friday, tracking a rally on Wall Street as investors awaited the release of jobs data.

  • US Stocks Close Higher Thursday

    A choppy day of trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with stocks broadly higher and another all-time high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • US Stocks Slightly Lower on Healthcare

    Stocks were mostly lower in early trading Thursday. Healthcare stocks were among the biggest decliners after news last night that the White House supports waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines to help immunize poorer countries...

What DTN Is Watching

At 7:30 a.m. CDT Friday, the U.S. Labor Department will report on non-farm payrolls and the unemployment rate in April. Traders will keep an eye on the latest weather forecasts and pause at 8 a.m. CDT to see if USDA has an export sale announcement. A report on U.S. consumer credit in March follows at 2 p.m. CDT.

Weather

Isolated to scattered showers are expected across the eastern Midwest and up and down the Plains on Friday. Other areas will be dry. This will promote fieldwork and planting for much of the country while providing some soil moisture as well. Winds across the Northern Plains have raised red flag warnings and threats for fires. Lower temperatures will remain in place across the Midwest, unfavorable for crop progress.