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    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana.

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    Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities...

  • Federal Reserve Announcement Expected

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It will come as no surprise if the Federal Reserve has an announcement to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it's ready to begin paring its enormous $4.5 trillion portfolio containing Treasurys and mortgage bonds.

  • Maria Takes Aim at Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico faced Wednesday what officials said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to...

  • Common Core Still Used Despite Debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.

  • GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal

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  • Slight Gains Lift Stocks to New Highs

    Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading Tuesday with a slight gain, good enough to lift the major U.S. stock indexes to another set of all-time highs.

  • Oil Futures Settle Lower

    New York Mercantile Exchange spot-month oil futures settled lower Tuesday afternoon on technically-driven selling pressure and prepositioning ahead of weekly data from the American Petroleum Institute that's expected to be bearish on crude oil.

  • Stocks Edge Higher Tuesday Afternoon

    Banks, insurers and other financial companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, adding to modest gains from the day before.

  • Steve Censky, left, CEO of the American Soybean Association, has been nominated as USDA deputy secretary. Ted McKinney, Indiana's agriculture secretary, is the nominee for undersecretary for trade. (DTN file photos)

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  • Stocks Edge Higher Early Tuesday

    U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Tuesday, extending the market's gains from a day earlier.

  • Global Shares Mixed Tuesday

    Global shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street.

  • Military Budget to Swell Under Bill

    The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • EU to China: Open Economy Faster

    BEIJING (AP) -- A business group urged China on Tuesday to carry out promises to open its economy and warned that inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade amid mounting U.S. and European criticism.

  • AGs Ask Insurers to Limit Opioids

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are...

  • Navy Axes 2 Commanders After Collisions

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as part of a sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet.

  • Evidence of Spills at Texas Toxic Site

    PASADENA, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped.

  • Rohingya Muslims Being Eradicated

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

  • Calif. Wants Millions for Water Project

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern California's water southward under new plans to shore up...

  • GOP Expresses Hope for ACA Repeal Bill

    Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's...

  • Japan Deploys Missile Interceptor

    TOKYO (AP) -- Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes.

  • Maria Batters Dominica as Cat. 5 Storm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

  • Taliban Kill 3 Abducted Gov't Workers

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed three government employees abducted last month in western Herat province.

  • Trump Calls for UN Reform

    President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his...

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What DTN Is Watching


The Federal Reserve's two-day meeting comes to an end Wednesday, followed by the summary announcement from Chairwoman Yellen. While no interest rate increase is expected, the FOMC is expected to lay out its plans for reducing some of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet over the next year. While the DJIA has extended its long-term uptrend into Wednesday's announcement, traders will keep a close eye on what is said. Also, weekly EIA stocks (energies) are set for release.


Scattered light to moderate showers and thunderstorms in the Midwest on Wednesday. Mostly dry weather in the Prairies and Plains. Dry conditions or just a few light showers over the southern U.S. Temperatures above to much above normal.

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