Grain futures were mixed on Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $5.1820 a bushel; July corn was unchanged at $3.2860 a bushel; July oats fell 6.20 cents at $3.3620 a bushel; while May soybeans was off 2.80 cents at 8.6560 a bushel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday chastised the billionaire owner of a nickel giant for negligence resulting in a massive fuel oil spill that has inflicted huge damage on a fragile Arctic region.
Employers actually added jobs in May. The Labor Department reports employers filled 2.5 million positions last month. That brought the unemployment rate down to 13.3% as the impact from the coronavirus pandemic eases. Economists had expected that report would show a loss of more than 8 million jobs in April.
Samuel Petrequin and Pan Pylas, Associated Press | PostedJun 5th - 5:40am
Another round of trade discussions between the European Union and the U.K. ended Friday — and once again there were no signs of progress ahead of a looming deadline on whether a transition arrangement can be extended.
Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak was victimized by rogue bankers and should be acquitted of corruption charges linked to the massive looting of a state investment fund, his lawyers said Friday at the close of his first corruption trial over the scandal.
When Medaria Arradondo was tapped to lead the Minneapolis Police Department in 2017, he faced a public newly outraged by the fatal police shooting of a woman who had called 911 and still carrying deep mistrust from the killing of a black man two years earlier.
Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | PostedJun 4th - 11:03pm
The outrage over George Floyd's death arrived at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s front door in the form of hundreds of shouting protesters gathered outside his home, loudly chanting to gut funding for the police department.
North Macedonia has registered a new record number of daily coronavirus infections for the third consecutive day, with more than half the country’s 2.1 million people under an 80-hour near-total lockdown.