World & Policy


  • Dow Beats All-Time High From January

    Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January.

  • Oil Futures End Down Thursday

    New York Mercantile Exchange October West Texas Intermediate futures expired above $70 per barrel (bbl) but down on the session alongside lower settlements for nearest delivered oil products and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange.

  • Ethanol, agriculture groups continue to press the EPA for more information about small refinery waivers. (DTN file photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    EPA Releases Waivers Information Online

    As promised by EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the agency on Thursday launched a new online dashboard with information about small-refinery waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard.

  • Dow, S&P 500 Trade At Record Highs

    An early wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January.

  • Smart Kidnapper Released From Prison

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime.

  • Canadian Crabs Threaten Coastal Ecosys

    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) -- Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

  • EU Looks to Egypt on Migrant Challenge

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) -- Austria urged its European Union partners Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider -- Thursday

What DTN Is Watching


Weather continues to be an interesting factor for those trying to harvest corn or soybeans this week. Thursday's activities start with USDA's weekly report of export sales, a new U.S. Drought Monitor, and U.S. jobless claims at 7:30 a.m. CDT. Later follows reports on U.S. existing home sales, leading economic indicators, and natural gas inventories.


Moderate to heavy rain is in store for the Northern Plains and northern Midwest Thursday, causing harvest disruption. Other crop areas will be dry. A round of moisture in the Southwest will move into the Southern Plains later Thursday. Temperatures will have a wide contrast between cool north and very warm to hot central and south.

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