World & Policy

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  • Stocks End Mostly Lower on Fed Speech

    Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday after Federal Reserve officials said the case has strengthened for raising interest rates above the super-low levels that have helped fuel a seven-year bull market.

  • Oil Futures Mixed After Choppy Trade

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures settled mixed with an upside bias Friday afternoon.

  • Investors to Seek Hint on Rate Hikes

    When Janet Yellen steps to the microphone Friday morning at an annual central bank forum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, investors will be listening for one thing above all: Any hint of the Federal Reserve chair's expected timetable for the next interest rate increase.

  • US, Russia Renew Push for Syria Plan

    GENEVA (AP) -- The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts...

  • Striking Miners Kill Bolivia Minister

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

  • Trop. Storm Gaston Moving NW

    MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Gaston is moving northwestward in the Atlantic with no change in strength.

  • Rebels, Civilians to Evacuate Damascus

    DARAYA, Syria (AP) -- Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider--Friday

What DTN Is Watching

Weather

Scattered light to locally moderate showers through the central Plains, the southwest and central Midwest region during Friday or Friday night will favor late-filling summer crops in the region. Mostly favorable conditions for maturing summer crops in the northern and Southern Plains, the Delta and the southeast with only a few light showers expected during Friday or Friday night.

Markets

The eyes of traders worldwide will be on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as FOMC Chairwoman Janet Yellen gives a speech at 9 a.m. CDT. Ahead of that, Q2 GDP and August consumer sentiment data are set to be released. Grain trade will likely be influenced by the reaction of the U.S. dollar index, with most of the immediate interest taken care of in Thursday sharp sell-off.

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