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MORNING Midwest Digest, Dec. 12, 2019

Max Armstrong talks about trade war with China and large Chinese grain purchase. (audio)

The executives of Home Depot are blaming opioid crisis for rise in retail theft. It's happening everywhere in retail. Thieves recently stole merchandise valued at $16 million from warehouse owned by multiple retailers, including Home Depot.

Chinese grain buyers booked 585,000 tons of U.S. soybeans, the largest sale in more than eight months, according to USDA. It comes as market waits to see if Washington will go ahead and impose new tariffs on Chinese consumer goods. Biggest sale to China since April 1.

There are more honors coming today for those Dayton, Ohio, police officers who stopped a mass shooting last summer. You may recall the video of the officers rushing to the scene and killing the shooter, stopping him from killing more than the eight who died there that night.

Police in Novi, Michigan, are urging residents to watch their pets due to coyote threat.

Did you see that video of the Big 10 basketball referee? He was accidently slugged by University of Illinois center. He fell to the floor and stayed there for several minutes.


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