Financial Markets

Local Markets 8-21

Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.24 Winter wheat, 3.30 Soybeans, 8.66 Corn, 2.65 NuSun sunflowers, 14.65 Canola, 16.45 Durum, ...

US stocks wobble after Fed announcement, but close higher

U.S. stock indexes overcame an afternoon wobble to close mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to raise interest rates later this year. The central bank's announcement drove bond yields higher, ...

US stocks slide, first decline for the market this week

A slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, pulling the market lower for the first time this week and erasing modest gains from a day earlier. Supermarket operators, beverage companies and other consumer-focused stocks also declined. Industrial companies and banks led the ...

Local Markets 9-19

Local Cash Grain (Tuesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.17 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.66 Corn, 2.63 NuSun sunflowers, 14.75 Canola, 16.45 Durum, ...

Local Markets 9-20

Local Cash Grain (Wednesday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.22 Winter wheat, 3.28 Soybeans, 8.65 Corn, 2.65 NuSun sunflowers, 14.75 Canola, 16.35 Durum, ...

US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading; oil prices slide

U.S. stocks were slightly higher in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, on course to add to the market's modest gains from the day before. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology stocks also helped lift the market, while health care companies lagged the ...

Local Markets 9-18

Local Cash Grain (Monday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.22 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.68 Corn, 2.67 NuSun sunflowers, 14.65 Canola, 16.40 Durum, ...

Banks lead US stocks modestly higher; oil prices slide

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, nudging the stock market to another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average closed at new highs as the market extended its gains from last week. Investors continued to bid ...

Loal Markets 9-15

Oilseeds (Friday’s closing canola prices at Archer-Daniels-Midland, Velva.) Canola 17.38 for September delivery; canola meal, 194.70 per ton; pellets, 199.70 per ton. This week’s seed receiving hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Local ...

S&P 500 tops 2,500 mark as tech and bank stocks climb

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Friday as technology companies and banks rose. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,500 for the first time as stocks had one of their best weeks this year. Stocks wobbled in early trading after the Commerce Department said retail sales ...

Local Markets 9-14

Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.33 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.76 Corn, 2.69 NuSun sunflowers, 14.85 Canola, 16.65 Durum, ...

Dow ekes out another record even as other indexes struggle

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split decision on Wall Street on Thursday as gains in a handful of industrial and health care companies largely outweighed sluggishness elsewhere in the market, including the technology sector. Sizable gains by Boeing and United Technology were enough to push the ...

Local Markets 9-12

Oilseeds (Tuesday’s closing canola prices at Archer-Daniels-Midland, Velva.) Canola 17.23 for September delivery; canola meal, 176.50 per ton; pellets, 181.50 per ton. This week’s seed receiving hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Local ...

Gains for banks and retailers take stocks to record highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose to record highs Tuesday as banks kept rising and retailers climbed after some encouraging job data. It was the second straight day for big gains in bank stocks as bond yields pushed higher, which allows banks to charge higher rates on loans. Retailers rose ...

Local Markets 9-11

Local Cash Grain (Monday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.42 Winter wheat, 3.15 Soybeans, 8.55 Corn, 2.73 NuSun sunflowers, 14.85 Canola, 16.45 Durum, ...

US stocks set records as Irma and North Korea worries fade

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied to record highs Monday as Hurricane Irma weakened without causing as much damage as many had feared, and a North Korean holiday passed without new missile launches. Financial and technology companies lead the way. Investors were relieved as Irma, which is ...

Local Markets 9-8

Local Cash Grain (Friday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.47 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.57 Corn, 2.72 NuSun sunflowers, 14.90 Canola, 16.55 Durum, 6.50 Barley Malt, ...

US stocks waver again as energy companies fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology and energy companies skidded Friday while banks and insurers recovered some of their recent losses, leaving major U.S. indexes little changed on the day and moderately lower for the week. Credit monitoring company Equifax plunged after it disclosed a data breach ...

Local Markets 9-7

Local Cash Grain (Thursday’s Quotations) These quotations are averages based on Minneapolis cash prices of the day by CHS SunPrairie elevator in Minot. Spring wheat, 5.55 Winter wheat, 3.22 Soybeans, 8.69 Corn, 2.70 NuSun sunflowers, 15.20 Canola, 16.80 Durum, ...

US stocks end mixed as banks stumble; health care climbs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished nearly back where they started Thursday as steep losses for banks and insurance companies were balanced out by gains in health care and technology companies. Banks skidded as bond yields reached their lowest levels of the year, which sent interest ...