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Column: Crop Watch - Terrible N. Dakota soy result, stronger showing for Nebraska corn

Although the U.S. corn and soybean harvests are still notably behind schedule, things are nearly complete for the U.S. Crop Watch fields, as both the Nebraska corn and the North Dakota soybeans were finished on Friday. The corn was above average, as expected, but the beans were very disappointing and the worst-yielding of the 16 subject fields relative to normal.

Daily Briefing: Trump speaks, sterling pops

A gloomy start to the week for global markets turned a bit brighter overnight before U.S. President Donald Trump’s scheduled speech to the Economic Club of New York late on Tuesday, amid hopes for signs of a breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war.

Daily Briefing: Caution rules

Caution rules on world markets first thing on Monday. A violent escalation of long-running Hong Kong street protests knocked the Hang Seng benchmark stock index down almost 3%, dragging most of Asia’s major bourses into the red as trepidation over the U.S.-China trade deal resurfaced following last week’s relative optimism.

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Factbox: Witnesses in the Trump impeachment inquiry

Witnesses have testified behind closed doors and in public in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into whether Republican President Donald Trump abused the power of his office when he sought foreign interference against a political rival.