World & Policy


  • US Stocks Close Lower Tuesday

    Stocks capped a day of muted trading on Wall Street with slight losses Tuesday, giving back some of their modest gains from a day earlier.

  • DTN Oil

    Nearest-delivery oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Intercontinental Exchange moved mixed in afternoon trade Tuesday, with West Texas Intermediate slipping back toward $52 per barrel (bbl) on an expected build in U.S...

  • US Indexes Mostly Lower at Midday

    Stocks were muted in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday, as investors weighed solid corporate earnings results against concerns about the virus pandemic.

  • US Stock Indexes Edge Higher

    Stocks opened slightly higher in the U.S. on Tuesday, helped by better-than-expected earnings from blue chip companies like Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. The results offset renewed worries that troubles with COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and the spread of new...

  • McConnell Backs Off Senate Filibuster Fight With Schumer

    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell backed off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster, easing a standoff with new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as the two negotiated a...

  • Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over Election Claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) --Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.

  • Missouri Bill Would Allow Deadly Force Against Demonstrators

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) --A Missouri senator on Monday pitched a bill that would allow the use of deadly force against protesters on private property and give immunity to people who run over demonstrators blocking traffic.

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Washington Insider-- Tuesday

South America Calling

The past two weeks have brought from 2 to 5 inches of rain to Argentina crop areas, up to three times normal. (DTN graphic)

What DTN Is Watching

Traders continue to watch the latest weather forecasts, including winter storms across the U.S. and will take a time out at 8 a.m. CST to see if USDA has an export sale to announce. The only official report on Tuesday's docket is an index of U.S. consumer confidence, due out at 9 a.m. CST.


Moderate to heavy snow will cover much of the Midwest Tuesday. The snow will create transportation and safety issues and be stressful to livestock. We'll also see areas of rain in the Southeast. Snow forming in the Southwest will move into the southern Plains during Tuesday-Wednesday. Northern areas will be cold and dry.

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