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  • North Korea Halts Nuclear, ICBM Tests

    North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving...

  • Pompeo Faces Opposition in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, is expected to face unified opposition from Democrats at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week after one still...

  • Funeral Held for Barbara Bush

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Some 1,500 guests are expected Saturday at a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church.

  • DOJ Opens AT&T,Verizon Antitrust Probe

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless...

  • US Defends Tough Trade Stance

    The United States is resisting pressure to back off President Donald Trump's tough America First trade policy at a meeting of global finance leaders worried about the threat of a damaging trade war.

  • Slumping Tech Weighs on Stocks

    A steep slide in technology stocks weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row.

  • Oil Futures End Choppy Session Higher

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled higher after a choppy session Friday.

  • McCabe Faces Criminal Referral

    The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday.

  • Lagarde:Settle Trade Disputes,Cut Debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade and take advantage of a healthy world economy to reduce debt before the next...

  • Koreas Set Up Hotline Between Leaders

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with...

  • Wells Fargo to be Fined $1B

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported...

  • Kushner Cos. Subpoenaed by Feds

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New...

  • Public Viewing for Barbara Bush Begins

    HOUSTON (AP) -- As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady at a viewing.

  • Thousands Evacuated for WWII Bombs

    BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War...

  • Comey-Trump Memos Released

    In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing...

  • Arizona Teachers Vote for Walkout

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other...

  • Australia Won't Abandon S China Sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister said his country has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian...

  • Japan Volcano Erupts After 250 Years

    TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.

  • Giuliani Joins Trump Russia Legal Team

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia...

  • Global Shares Lower Friday

    Global shares fell back Friday on worries over trade tensions and tech outlook after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices.

  • Stocks Post First Loss of Week

    Losses among technology and consumer products companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market.

  • WTI Crude Slips in Front of $70

    The May West Texas Intermediate crude futures contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange reversed down from a better-than-three-year spot high as it approached $70 per barrel (bbl) to settle with a modest...

  • Tech Pulls Stocks Lower

    U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on track for its first loss this week.

  • Stocks Move Broadly Lower

    U.S. stocks were broadly lower in early trading Thursday, weighed down by losses in technology companies and makers of consumer products.

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What DTN Is Watching

Markets

The biggest factor for the grain and oilseed complex Friday morning are weather forecasts heading into the weekend. Will the U.S. Southern Plains see rain? Will the Northern Plains start to see its snow cover disappear? Will the Midwest see conditions warm enough to hasten along planting? All of these items and more are on the table early Friday.

Weather

Light rain showers are in store for the southwestern Plains Friday. This moisture is important for possible dryness easing. Other crop areas will be dry. Midwest field work remains delayed by cold temperatures and precipitation so far this month.

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