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  • Dow Hits Another All-Time High Friday

    Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • Oil Futures End Choppy Trade Mixed

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange next to expire settled a choppy session mixed.

  • Stocks Up Again Early Friday

    U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday, extending gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs.

  • Yellowstone Thermal Spring Erupts Again

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.

  • Calif. to Make People Ask For Straws

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year.

  • Non-Pest Insects Are Declining

    OXFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A staple of summer -- swarms of bugs -- seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried.

  • Japan Rovers Collect Asteroid Data

    TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese spacecraft has released two small exploration robots on an asteroid in a research effort that may provide clues to the origin of the solar system.

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What DTN Is Watching

Markets

Rain in the forecast has taken on new attention after flooding concerns appeared around northern Iowa Thursday. Otherwise, news may be light Friday with USDA's monthly cattle on-feed report due out at 2 p.m. CDT. Stock traders will be aware of multiple expirations, known as quadruple witching day.

Weather

Friday features moderate to heavy rain in the Southern Plains and light rain in the northern and southern Midwest. Other crop areas will be dry. Northern and western Midwest harvest will be delayed because of heavy rain this week. Conditions remain more favorable for harvest in the eastern Midwest. A notably cooler pattern is forming as well.

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