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  • Historic US Towns Face Flooding

    SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of...

  • KS GOP Congressman Faces Probe

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities plan to investigate whether a freshman Kansas congressman broke state laws by listing a UPS Inc. store as his address on a voter registration form and for obtaining a mail-in ballot...

  • UN Climate Talks Seek Carbon Market

    BERLIN (AP) -- On a cold afternoon in late November, Jan Gerrit Otterpohl eyes the chimneys of Berlin's Heizkraftwerk Mitte, a state-of-the-art power plant that supplies the city with heat and electricity.

  • Libya Gets Evidence of Russian Fighters

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Officials in Libya's U.N.-supported government say they plan to confront Moscow over the alleged deployment of Russian mercenaries fighting alongside their opponents in the country's civil...

  • French Strike Snarls Transportation

    PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower shut down Thursday, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government's plan to...

  • Kolbuchar Returns to Iowa Thursday

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Thursday rolled out a plan to help Americans succeed in a changing economy, as she returns to Iowa looking to quickly build support with weeks to...

  • OPEC Debates Deeper Production Cuts

    VIENNA (AP) -- The countries that make up the OPEC oil-producing cartel are meeting Thursday to decide whether to cut down on their production and push up prices of fuel and energy around the world.

  • Samoa Capital Deserted in Measles Wave

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Samoa's main streets were eerily quiet on Thursday as the government stepped up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people.

  • Moon:China Must Aid in Denuclearization

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea is at a "critical crossroads" and called for China to continue serving a "positive role...

  • US Stocks Rise Broadly

    Stocks closed broadly higher Wednesday amid renewed hopes on Wall Street that a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump.

  • Oil Futures Rally on Large Crude Draw

    Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Brent contract on the Intercontinental Exchange rallied in afternoon trade Wednesday, with West Texas Intermediate settling 4% higher in response to a large...

  • Misconduct by Trump Key at Hearing

    The House Judiciary Committee is moving swiftly to weigh findings by fellow lawmakers that President Donald Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress' investigation...

  • Giuliani Linked With GOP Rep. Nunes

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new report from Democrats compiling evidence on impeachment revealed contact between President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican...

  • EU Climate Leadership in Doubt

    MADRID (AP) -- The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc's efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate...

  • 629 Pakistan Girls Sold as China Brides

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was...

  • Sen. Harris Ends White House Bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential.

  • Iran Pres: Window Open for US Talks

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran hasn't closed the window on talks with the U.S. but reiterated his government's standing condition that the Trump administration lift sanctions...

  • France Readies for Massive Strike

    PARIS (AP) -- France is getting ready for massive, nationwide transport strikes against government plans to overhaul the state pension system. The strike will disrupt train, buses and airline services.

  • Trump Misused Power,Obstructed Congress

    President Donald Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the American election process and obstructed Congress by stonewalling efforts to...

  • Afghan Probe Appeal Begins at Hague

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The International Criminal Court opened a three-day hearing Wednesday at which prosecutors and victims aim to overturn a decision scrapping a proposed investigation into alleged...

  • OPEC Nations Grapple With Too Much Oil

    (AP) -- The world may be heading for an even greater oversupply of oil, and that possibility — which could drive down fuel and energy prices — is hanging over members of the OPEC cartel as they head...

  • N. Mexico Fears Return to Dark Past

    VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's president says he wants to fight drug cartels with "hugs, not bullets," but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle in the border state of Coahuila, some...

  • China,US Clash Over Xinjiang,HK Bills

    Already strained relations between China and the United States were further muddied after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing's mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities Wednesday, less...

  • Negotiations continue over some provisions of the USMCA trade deal, but agricultural groups are calling for the House to vote this year on the trade agreement rather than risk it carrying forward into 2020 and the presidential race. (Public domain graphic)

    Ag Calls for USMCA Certainty

    Advocates for USMCA's positive impacts on agriculture keep pushing for congressional votes this year on the trade deal, but Congress has about two weeks left in the work year and negotiations continue over labor...

What DTN Is Watching

Markets

Weekly jobless claims will be out in the morning, along with the Trade Deficit and Factory orders. We will also be watching for any news regarding the U.S. and China trade negotiations. DTN will also be looking at U.S. export sales to see if corn sales pick up and whether soybeans can maintain the positive sales pace.

Weather

Showers may occur through west-central and southeast Plains areas later Thursday and in the Delta at night. Snow may develop through the upper peninsula of Michigan during this time. Mainly dry elsewhere in the key U.S. crop areas. In areas without a snow cover this should allow for some harvesting of corn and soybeans. In South America rainfall moves north through Brazil's corn and soybean belt maintaining favorable conditions. Drier weather returns to the central Argentina corn and soybean belt. Dryness remains a significant concern in key growing areas of Argentina.