World & Policy

Headlines

  • Stocks Mostly Lower Ahead of Jobs Data

    Stocks fell slightly on Tuesday in another quiet day on Wall Street as hesitant investors remained on the sidelines as a slow summer winds down.

  • NYMEX Oil Futures Settle Lower

    New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures settled lower Tuesday afternoon after the crude and ULSD contracts gave up early gains, falling to two-week lows across the board. The U.S. dollar rallied to a three-week high and crude oil supply disruptions were minimal due to a...

  • France Wants Halt to EU-US Trade Talks

    The French government wants the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that it sees as too friendly to U.S. businesses.

  • IS Buried Thousands in 72 Mass Graves

    HARDAN, Iraq (AP) -- Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.

  • Seattle Weighs Rules for Hourly Workers

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city...

  • NC Warily Watching 2 Weather Systems

    BUXTON, N.C. (AP) -- A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said.

  • Global Stocks Mostly Higher Tuesday

    Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year.

World & Policy Perspectives

Washington Insider-- Tuesday

South America Calling

What DTN Is Watching

Weather

Tropical moisture in the Gulf of Mexico will lead to heavy rains in Florida Tuesday. Scattered showers in the northeast and southwest areas of the Midwest, the northeast and central areas of the central Plains region and the west Texas area. Showers may favor late-filling crops in these locations but will be unfavorable for maturing crops and early harvesting. Drier elsewhere in the key U.S. growing areas.

Markets

Grains are expected to be relatively quiet Tuesday. While a possible recovery from Monday's sell-off is possible, buyers have little reason to get excited. Traders in general will continue to watch weather, though nothing threatening is expected. Financial markets have August consumer confidence data to look forward to.



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