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Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes modestly lower in early trading Tuesday as the market gave up some of its gains from its milestone-setting finish the day before. Investors were sizing up the latest company earnings and economic data while looking ahead to an evening...

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While there isn't much fresh news to look for in grains, outside of possible export sales announcements and weather forecasts (both for South America and the U.S.), financial markets have a number of reports coming out Tuesday. These include Q4 GDP and the February consumer confidence index, all leading up to tonight's speech by President Trump.


Tuesday will feature light to moderate rain in the eastern Midwest, Delta and mid-South. We'll also see a round of snow in the Northwest, Northern Plains and the Four Corners area on this final day of February. Temperatures will show a notable contrast between seasonally cold north and very warm south and southeast. During the next seven days, moderate to heavy rain in the eastern Midwest will slow down early-season field work, while dry conditions continue in the southwestern Plains. Meanwhile, wet conditions will remain in effect in the Northwest.