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What DTN Is Watching

What DTN Is Watching 12/14 06:06 Markets Like every other day the past couple months, Friday's markets will be watching closely for any new trade developments. The only official reports on the docket are November retail sales at 7:30 a.m. CST and November industrial production at 8:15 a.m. Any remaining December grain or lean hog contracts officially stop trading around noon CST. Weather Rain will cover the southeastern Plains, southeastern U.S. and portions of the eastern Midwest Friday, with flood potential in many areas. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere.