World & Policy


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  • Canada:Not Deterred by China Pressure

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  • L.A. Teachers, District Meet for Talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district are set to continue renewed negotiations Saturday following a fifth day of passionate protests in Los Angeles.

  • Trump 'Appreciates' Mueller Statement

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  • Guidelines Sought for Police Probes

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  • Winter Storm From Midwest to N. England

    CHICAGO (AP) -- A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider -- Friday

South America Calling

Most of the major Brazil soybean areas have high temperature averages forecast from 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit above normal during the next week. (DTN graphic)

What DTN Is Watching


After Thursday's excitement over a trade-related rumor, Friday could see more active trading in grains than usual. The Federal Reserve will release a report on industrial production at 8:15 a.m. CST, followed later by a consumer sentiment index. Otherwise, traders remain interested in South American weather, any news of trade progress with China or the reopening of the U.S. government.


Snow, strong winds, and cold conditions are in store for the Northern Plains and northern Midwest Friday. Other primary crop areas will be dry. Snow and rain will move into central and south-central crop areas Saturday. A cold wave is still indicated for northern and central areas during the next seven days.

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