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World & Policy

Headlines

  • Stocks End Wednesday With Record Highs

    A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for U.S. stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time.

  • Iowa's governor talked to both President Donald Trump and the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday regarding concerns about the Renewable Fuel Standard. (DTN file photo by Todd Neeley)

    RFS Politics Ignite

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon that she received commitments from both President Donald Trump and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to uphold the Renewable...

  • Oil Futures Mixed; WTI, RBOB Higher

    New York Mercantile Exchange spot-month West Texas Intermediate crude futures and Brent on the Intercontinental Exchange settled modestly higher Wednesday afternoon after paring early gains on a stronger U.S. dollar, while the RBOB...

  • Mexico will host the fifth round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Nov. 17-21 in Mexico City. (Public domain graphic by TheMexicanGentleman)

    Fourth Round of NAFTA Talks Ends

    At the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations on rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed the U.S. put forward proposals to make changes to Canada's dairy supply...

  • Banks Lead Stocks Higher Midday

    Financial companies led U.S. stocks higher in midday trading Wednesday, putting the major indexes on track to set new records.

  • Stocks Mostly Up in Early Trade

    U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in early trading Wednesday as the market added to its modest gains from a day earlier.

  • Oil Futures Gain Ahead of Data

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures nearest to delivery notched modest gains.

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World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider -- Wednesday

South America Calling

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What DTN Is Watching

Markets

The grain and oilseed complex has nothing new to keep track of, really, unless winter wheat contracts fall to new lows. Otherwise look for it to be another long, low volatility session. Equity traders will be cheering a decisive move about 23,000 by the DJIA when (not if) it happens. Meanwhile, financial markets will take note of September housing starts, building permits, and the release of the Beige Book.

Weather

Dry and warm conditions remain in effect over all major crop regions Wednesday, again favorable for harvest.

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