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  • Oil Futures Gain on Crude Draw

    Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange pushed higher in pre-inventory trade Wednesday, buoyed by supportive industry data detailing a hefty drop in U.S. crude and unexpected...

  • Trump Peace Plan Enrages Palestinians

    President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader's hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian...

  • Syrian Troops Capture Rebel-Held Town

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian government forces captured one of the largest and most strategic rebel-held towns in the country's northwest, the Syrian military and opposition activists said Wednesday, part of a Russian-backed military...

  • Sudan to Tackle Fuel Subsidies

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan hopes to cut fuel subsidies over the course of 18 months, starting as early as March, and replace them with direct cash payments to the poor, the country's finance minister said, laying out a timetable...

  • Airlines Suspend China Flights

    BANGKOK (AP) -- British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air have joined a growing list of airlines that are suspending flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than...

  • US Ponders Cutting Forces in Africa

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move that worries its international partners who are working to strengthen the fight...

  • Pentagon: 50 Troops Have TBI

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Tuesday raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, the third time the number of injuries has...

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Washington Insider -- Wednesday

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What DTN Is Watching


Wednesday's reports start with U.S. pending home sales at 9 a.m. CST. The Energy Department's weekly inventory reports follow at 9:30 a.m. and include ethanol. At 1 p.m. CST, the Federal Reserve will make a post-meeting announcement and is expected to keep interest rates steady.


Wednesday features light snow in the western and southern Midwest and light rain in the Delta and Deep South. Other primary crop areas will be dry. Temperatures will again be well above normal for north and central areas for this time of year.

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