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  • Stocks Close Mostly Higher

    Stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results from Google's parent Alphabet and retailer Amazon and a modest recovery in oil prices.

  • Oil Futures Settle Higher

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures settled higher this afternoon after reversing from multi-month lows during a choppy session, with West Texas Intermediate stabilizing after seven days of losses although it remained in bear market territory.

  • Oil Futures Plunge in Early Trade

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures plunged at the start of regular trade this morning, as selling pressure accelerated on a triple-punch of oil oversupply, weak U.S. growth data and a disappointing stimulus program announced overnight by the Bank of Japan.

  • US GDP Grows Weak 1.2% in Q2

    Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger consumer spending was offset by weakness in housing construction and a big slowdown in the pace that businesses restocked store shelves.

  • 'Bernie or Bust' Frustrates Delegates

    As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

  • Clinton Seeks to Build Trust, Unity

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she rather than Republican rival Donald...

  • Pope Visits Auschwitz, Meets Survivors

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis paid a somber visit in silence to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most...

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider-- Friday

South America Calling

What DTN Is Watching

Weather

Light to moderate rain is in store Friday from the central and southeastern Plains, southeastern Midwest, and Delta, along with the Great Lakes. Other primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions will be dry. Temperatures will again be mild for the season in northern and central areas and hot south, with very hot and dry conditions across the western U.S. This combination remains favorable for row crop development. Meanwhile, cool northern conditions will delay the ripening of spring wheat.

Markets

Friday is the end of week and end of the trading month, meaning markets could act weirder than usual. However, look for grain traders to continue to focus more on weather and less on position squaring. Outside markets will debate overnight moves by the Bank of Japan while waiting for the release of U.S. Q2 GDP and July's consumer sentiment numbers.


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