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  • Migrant Camp Shrinks on US Border as More Haitians Removed

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  • Spanish Volcano Remains Volatile, 5 Days After Eruption

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  • CDC Endorses COVID Booster for Millions of Older Americans

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  • World Stocks Retreat, Japan Higher

    World markets were mostly lower Friday though Japan's benchmark jumped as it caught up after a holiday.

  • US Stocks Rally; Erase Losses for Week

    Stocks on Wall Street rallied for the second straight day Thursday and have now reversed the market's sharp pullback at the start of the week.

  • US Stocks Rise, Erasing Most Weekly Losses

    Stock rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Thursday and erased weekly losses for most of the major indexes.

What DTN Is Watching

As usual, traders will be checking the latest weather forecasts and watching for a possible export sale announcement at 8 a.m. CDT. A report on U.S. new homes sales in August is due out at 9 a.m. At 2 p.m. CDT, USDA releases a quarterly Hogs and Pigs report and a monthly Cattle On-Feed report.

Weather

A cold front will bring some isolated showers to northern areas of the country Friday with mild and dry conditions across the rest of the country's growing regions. Despite the showers, harvest conditions should still be good for most of the country, though the eastern Midwest may need several days to dry out from this week's heavy rainfall.