Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
World stock markets were uneven Friday and Wall Street futures slid ahead of quarterly growth figures that will show whether weakness in China, Japan and Europe has hit the U.S. economy.
Grain futures were mostly lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse.
Oil prices are trying to balance record supply of oil and dwindling storage space versus what could be the biggest drop in energy capital spending cuts in history.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: AK Steel Holding Corp. fell 7.8 percent to $3.92 with 26,056,200 shares traded.
Grain futures were lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. rose 1.1 percent to $33.16 with 23,563,400 shares traded.
Oil and gas producer Hess Corp., a major operator in the North Dakota oil patch, plans to reduce spending in the region by over 18 percent this year — in part due to a steep drop in oil prices.