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Max Armstrong talks about rain and flooding. (audio)

It appears that all Amtrak trains are running again this morning. Amtrak's Hiawatha line that runs between Milwaukee and Chicago temporality suspended service due to flooding. 

As grain futures market gave up ground overnight I saw some online chatter about how rain makes grain. One analyst said rain on Chicago has impact. In this era of electronic trading, suggesting that local rain in Chicago breaks the market is a little bit silly, I think.

A bank robber dressed in hoodie, knocked on front door of credit union. He was 2 hours 45 minutes early. He showed up a second time before bank opened. Police have spread the word to other banks in case guy gets better handle on bankers hours.

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