COTTON BUMP: Cotton prices soared after India halted export sales of the fiber. The price still is less than half of what it was a year ago when shrinking global inventories and stronger demand sent cotton over $2 per pound.
U.S. WIN?: An analyst says the move by India, the world's second-largest exporter of cotton, could send more buyers to the U.S., Uzbekistan, Brazil and the French-speaking region of Africa.
MIXED BAG: Other commodities were mixed after China lowered its economic growth forecast to 7.5 percent from 8 percent. Oil and corn rose while gold, copper, wheat and soybeans fell.