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  • LIVESTOCK HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Justice Department Issues Subpoenas to Beef-Processing Giants. The Justice Department is deepening federal antitrust scrutiny of the $213 billion U.S. meat industry, following complaints from farmers and meat buyers about industry pricing practices. The department recently issued civil subpoenas to the four biggest beef processors, JBS USA Holdings Inc., Tyson Foods Inc., Cargill Inc. and National Beef Packing Co., according to people familiar with the matter.

  • GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories of the Day

    Wheat Drops as Heatwave Cools. Wheat for July delivery fell 1.6% to $5.15 1/ 4 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade Thursday amid forecasts for scattered rainfall in wheat-growing areas this weekend. Soybeans for July delivery were unchanged at $8.67 3/ 4 a bushel.

  • Investors Sell Safe Bets in Anticipation of Return to Economic Growth -- Update

    By Amrith Ramkumar and Julia-Ambra Verlaine. U.S. government bond yields surged and gold prices tumbled after Friday's better-than-expected jobs report, the latest sign that investors are wagering on brighter days ahead for the world economy. The heavy selling of gold and Treasurys-- which fall in price as yields rise-- marks a major reversal in financial markets.

  • Stocks Close Sharply Higher on Surprisingly Upbeat Jobs Report

    U.S. stocks ripped higher Friday after expectations-defying data showed the country added 2.5 million jobs in May, boosting investors' bets on a nascent, if likely uneven economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped more than 800 points, or 3.2%, extending its gains for the week to 6.8%. That marked the best week for the blue-chip index since April 9..

  • USDA Weekly By-Product Value Hog Report - Jun 5

    NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jun 05, 2020 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE The offal value from a typical slaughter hog for the week ended 6/ 5/ 2020 was estimated at 3.68 per cwt live, down -0.05 when compared to last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE- Lbs Price Change Value Prv/Wk Cheek meat, trimmed 0.28 119.75 4.75 0.34 Chitterlings 1.26 42.00- 0.53 Ears, edible export 0.19 150.00- 0.29 Tongues, grn, bnls, sml bx 0.18 64.00- 0.12 Hearts, slashed, domestic 0.28 76.00-...

  • Stocks Close Sharply Higher on Surprisingly Upbeat Jobs Report

    U.S. stocks ripped higher after expectations-defying data showed the country added 2.5 million jobs in May, boosting investors' bets on a nascent, if likely uneven economic recovery. Investors have been betting that the country will be able to both contain the spread of the coronavirus and reopen businesses in the coming months. Many are pricing in a "V-shaped" recovery: a sharp upturn in spending and growth that follows a short, painful collapse in economic activity.

  • Stocks Climb on Surprisingly Upbeat Jobs Report

    U.S. stocks ripped higher after expectations-defying data showed the country added 2.5 million jobs in May, boosting investors' bets on a nascent, if likely uneven economic recovery. Investors have been betting that the country will be able to both contain the spread of the coronavirus and reopen businesses in the coming months. Many are pricing in a "V-shaped" recovery: a sharp upturn in spending and growth that follows a short, painful collapse in economic activity.

  • U.S. Unemployment Rate Fell to 13.3% in May -- 4th Update

    The U.S. labor market snapped back to life in May, restoring a chunk of the jobs it lost in the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic while facing big obstacles in the months ahead. After two months of carnage, employers added 2.5 million jobs last month, the most jobs added in a single month on records dating from 1948. The jobless rate fell to 13.3% from April's 14.7%, a post-World War II high. Employment remained down by nearly 20 million jobs, or 13%, since February, the month...

  • Stocks Climb on Surprisingly Upbeat Jobs Report

    U.S. stocks ripped higher after expectations-defying data showed the country added 2.5 million jobs in May, boosting investors' bets on a nascent, if likely uneven economic recovery. Investors have been betting that the country will be able to both contain the spread of the coronavirus and reopen businesses in the coming months. Many are pricing in a "V-shaped" recovery: a sharp upturn in spending and growth that follows a short, painful collapse in economic activity.

  • USDA Chicago Terminal Grain - Jun 5

    GX_GR110 Springfield, IL Fri, Jun 05, 2020 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Chicago Terminal Grain Report To Arrive Truck and Rail Bids for Grain Delivered to Chicago. The following quotations represent Bids from Terminal Elevators, Processors, Mills, and Merchandisers after 1:30 p.m. today. Grain Bids Delivery Change Basis Change SRW Wheat 5.2025-5.3025 30 Days DN 8.5 5 N to 15 N UNCH Soybeans 8.5275-8.5775 Spot UNCH -15 N to -10 N UNCH Soybeans 8.5275-8.5775 15-30 Days UNCH -15 N...

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