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  • DTN Oil

    Crude and petroleum products futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange settled Thursday's session lower, although all contacts moved off intrasession lows.

  • FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Healthcare System

    Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.

  • Philadelphia Pledges Better Response After Black Man's Death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) --Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man with a history of mental health problems, a death that prompted...

  • 3 Dead in Knife Attack in French Church; Terrorism Suspected

    PARIS (AP) -- An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, authorities said. It was the third attack in two months in France.

  • Typhoon, Landslides Leave 35 Dead, Dozens Missing in Vietnam

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) --A typhoon that officials said was the most powerful to hit Vietnam in 20 years blew away from the country on Thursday after setting off landslides, sinking boats and knocking out power to at least 1.7 million people.

  • Zeta Barrels Northeast After Battering Storm-Weary Coast

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) --A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm...

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Washington Insider-- Thursday

South America Calling

Rainfall during the last 30 days is well-below normal over much of the South American continent. (DTN graphic)

What DTN Is Watching

After Wednesday's broad, commodity-based selling related to coronavirus concerns, we have to say the daily U.S. infection count will probably get traders attention Thursday. At 7:30 a.m. CDT, USDA will release its weekly export sales report, the U.S. Labor Department will release weekly jobless claims, the Commerce Department will report on third-quarter GDP and the U.S. Drought Monitor will be updated. The International Grains Council will issue its monthly Grain Market Report Thursday morning and at 9:30 a.m. CDT, the Energy Department will report on natural gas inventory.


Moderate to heavy rain is in store for the eastern Midwest, southeastern Plains and Southeast Thursday, causing harvest disruption along with flooding. Damaging tropical storm-force winds are also in store in the Southeast. Other crop areas will be dry with improving harvest conditions.

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