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  • S&P 500 Index Sets Another High

    Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones Tuesday after a broad rally for stocks pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs.

  • DTN Oil

    Oil futures nearest delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange settled lower for the third session on Tuesday.

  • US Stocks Rise Tuesday Morning

    U.S. stocks rose broadly in morning trading Tuesday and the S&P 500 pushed toward another record high as investors focus on the possibility that coronavirus vaccines could soon help usher in a fuller global economic recovery.

  • Trump Headed to Georgia as Turnout Driver, But Also a Threat

    Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump's conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party's ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden's...

  • Global Stocks Make Gains on Tuesday

    Global stocks and U.S. futures rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, South Korea reported stronger exports and Australia's central bank left its benchmark lending rate at a record low.

  • With a Month Until Split, Brexit Trade Deal Hangs in Balance

    LONDON (AP) --The British government told businesses on Tuesday to make sure they are ready for big changes when the U.K. makes its final Brexit break from the European Union in exactly a month. But with negotiations on a free-trade deal with the bloc stuck, firms say...

  • Wisconsin, Arizona Certify Biden Wins In Presidential Vote

    (AP) -- Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump's legal team continued to dispute the results.

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South America Calling

The European forecast model indicates above-normal precipitation over central Brazil during the period through mid-December. (DTN graphic)

Washington Insider-- Tuesday

What DTN Is Watching

After broad losses in the grain sector Monday, traders will be checking the latest weather forecasts for South America and any trade news that develops. ISM's index of U.S. manufacturing is due out at 9 a.m. CST and will be compared to similar indices for other countries. USDA's Fats and Oils report will have an update of soybean crush at 2 p.m. CST.


Light to moderate snow is in store for portions of the eastern Midwest Tuesday, mainly in Ohio. This snow will disrupt the final stage of corn harvest. Dry conditions will be in place elsewhere. The pattern turns stormier in the Plains with snow during Wednesday.

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