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DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Fri Apr 5, 2013 03:17 PM CDT

Cotton futures fell for the second day in a row Friday in the wake of a much weaker-than-expected U.S. monthly jobs report.

Spot May shed 154 points to settle at an eight-session low finish at 86.79 cents, near the low of its 177-point range from unchanged at 88.33 cents to down 177 points at 86.56 cents.

July lost 140 points to 88.57 cents, trading from 89.98-88.30, and December fell 123 points to 86.71 cents, trading from 87.98-86.41.

A Labor Department report showing payrolls climbed by 88,000 in March, the smallest gain in nine months, stirred concern that economic growth in ...

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