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Stocks turned higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as traders weigh another big set of company earnings reports.

Farm Life

Checking canola to see when it might be ready to harvest a few years ago. (DTN photo by Elaine Shein)
Posted by Elaine Shein

During Dad's last year, he gazed from a care facility window as the seasons changed and so did his life. Our almost daily phone calls from 1,165 miles apart kept us closer than ever.

What DTN Is Watching

U.S. factory orders are due out at 9 a.m. CDT Tuesday and there are no other official reports on the docket. Traders will continue to keep a close watch on the latest weather forecasts and on any export news that emerges.


Scattered showers will continue across the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast on Tuesday. A weak disturbance will move into the far northwestern Plains with some isolated showers as well. Other areas will remain dry and a couple of degrees warmer than Monday.