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Market to Market October 4, 2013 (#3906)


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Supplies of corn, wheat, and soybeans decline, but the markets take it in stride. Partisan bickering on Capitol Hill results in the first government shutdown in 17 years. As federal agencies close, services are cut, and the impact is felt from sea to shining sea. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier. (27:43)

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