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  • China's Factory Recovery Continues as Service Sector Hits Seven-Year High

    A gauge of China's factory activity remained in expansionary territory for an eighth consecutive month while activity in the services-and-construction sector hit a seven-year high, pointing to continued recovery across the world's second-largest economy as it rebounds from the pandemic. China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index, a key gauge of factory activity, slipped slightly to 51.4 in October from 51.5 in the previous month, according to data...

  • Correction to article on Trump and Biden Budget-Deficit Policies

    Excluding temporary spending related to the pandemic, President Trump's policy plans would add roughly $4.95 trillion to the debt, while Joe Biden's plans would add up to $5.6 trillion and increase debt to 127% of GDP. "Where Trump and Biden Stand on Budget Deficits," at 9:40 a.m. ET, gave incorrect figures for the overall debt added and, for Mr. Biden's proposals, debt added as a share of GDP.

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Wheat Down Again on Russian Rainfall. Wheat for December delivery fell 0.9% to $5.98 1/ 2 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade Friday following Russian wheat price down as rain showers hit the Black Sea region. Corn for December delivery were unchanged at $3.98 1/ 2 a bushel.

  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    The McRib Is Back; Take That, 2020-- Market Talk. 10:17 ET- The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 a year of cancellations, but it couldn't put the kibosh on the return of the legendary McRib sandwich at McDonald's. In fact, the fast-food chain says it's bringing the barbecue sandwich back nationwide on Dec. 2 for the first time since 2012. McDonald's introduced the McRib in the early 1980' s but removed it from the menu in 1985 and has since brought it back for limited-time runs.

  • U.S. Bond Yields Climb on Post-Election Outlook

    Expectations for a postelection surge in government spending powered the yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note to its biggest monthly gain in two years on Friday. The 10- year yield, a benchmark for borrowing costs on everything from mortgages to student loans, settled at 0.858%, notching its biggest monthly climb since Sept. 2018, according to Tradeweb. Some investors said expectations that postelection economic stimulus will spur growth and inflation, along with...

  • USDA Weekly By-Product Value Hog Report - Oct 30

    NW_LS446*** This report is delayed due to technical difficulties*** Des Moines, IA Fri, Oct 30, 2020 USDA Market News.

  • Dow Wraps Up Worst Month Since March

    U.S. stocks fell Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing out its worst week and month since March in the final lap of the presidential race. Volatility reigned in the week before the Nov. 3 contest. Investors have been spooked by a record high in coronavirus infections in the U.S., fresh lockdowns in Europe that threaten economic growth and a mixed bag of earnings report from big technology companies.

  • Dow on Track to Wrap Up Worst Month Since March

    U.S. stocks fell Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to close out its worst week and month since March in the final lap of the presidential race. Volatility reigned in the week before the Nov. 3 contest. Investors have been spooked by a record high in coronavirus infections in the U.S., fresh lockdowns in Europe that threaten economic growth and a mixed bag of earnings report from big technology companies.

  • USDA Sep Farm Prices +0.9% From Aug, +1.1% From Year

    WASHINGTON-- The index of prices received by U.S. farmers. for their products in September was up 0.9% From August, and was up 1.1%. from a year earlier, the U.S.

  • U.S. Bond Yields Climb on Post-Election Outlook

    U.S. government yields climbed Friday, lifted toward monthly gains by expectations that government spending will boom after the election. The yield on the 10- year U.S. Treasury, a benchmark for borrowing costs on everything from mortgages to student debt, traded at a recent 0.853%, according to Tradeweb, up from 0.834% on Thursday.

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