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  • Hong Kong Plans Handouts, Tax Cuts

    BEIJING (AP) -- Factories that make the world's smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China's economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help...

  • Rival Libyan Politicians Meet for Talks

    GENEVA (AP) -- Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday for U.N.-sponsored political talks in Geneva aimed at ending the latest round of fighting over the country's capital, Tripoli.

  • L.A. Crews Respond to Refinery Fire

    Carson, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a large refinery fire that temporarily closed all lanes of the 405 Freeway Tuesday night in the city of Carson.

  • Death Toll Hits 20 Amid Delhi Riots

    NEW DELHI (AP) -- At least 20 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as...

  • Australia, Israel Leaders Hold Talks

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister and Israel's president on Wednesday discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of dozens of Australian schoolgirls has...

  • PG&E CEO Blames Past Management

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company's past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people as he tried to persuade California regulators...

  • Globe Braces for Long Virus Battle

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the urgent $2.5 billion plan for coronavirus he sent to lawmakers will prepare the nation in case of an outbreak in the U.S. and help other nations unprepared to handle the...

  • Stone Judge Calls Back Jurors

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on...

  • Ethiopia Skips Latest Dam Dispute Talks

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan, the country's water ministry announced Wednesday.

  • Phoenix Council OKs Police Oversight

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the evening.

  • UN OK's Resolution on Yemen Sanctions

    The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday extending targeted sanctions for war-torn Yemen following contentious negotiations among the council's member nations.

  • US Stocks Sink, Bonds Soar

    Stocks slumped again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.

  • Oil Futures Erode Tuesday

    Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange eroded further on Tuesday, with crude benchmarks dropping more than 2.5% for the second straight day.

  • EU to OK Tough UK Negotiating Mandate

    European Union ministers are set to approve a tough mandate for its negotiations with the United Kingdom on a free trade deal in the wake of Britain's departure last month from the bloc.

  • China Struggles to Revive Manufacturing

    BEIJING (AP) -- Factories that make the world's smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China's economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help...

  • Libya Oil Shutdown Losses Pass $2B

    CAIRO (AP) -- Financial losses over a protracted blockade of Libya's vital oil fields and ports have rapidly swelled, surpassing $2 billion on Tuesday, the country's National Oil Corporation said.

  • UN Reiterates Support for 2-State Plan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Monday reiterated its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in its first statement following the unveiling of the U.S.

  • Violence Erupts in India on Citizenship

    NEW DELHI (AP) -- New violence erupted in the Indian capital on Tuesday, a day after at least seven people, including a police officer, were killed and more than 100 others were reportedly injured in clashes between...

  • Admin Crackdown on Immigrants Begins

    PHOENIX (AP) -- Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a...

  • Thousands Caught in Jakarta Floods

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Floods that have crippled much of Indonesia's capital worsened Tuesday, inundating thousands of homes and buildings, including the presidential palace, and paralyzing transport networks...

  • Trump Defends $2.5B Virus Request

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the urgent $2.5 billion plan for coronavirus he sent to lawmakers will prepare the nation in case of an outbreak in the U.S. and help other nations unprepared to handle the...

  • Mubarak, Ex-President of Egypt, Dies

    CAIRO (AP) -- Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who for nearly 30 years was the resolute face of stability in the Mideast before being forced by the military to resign after 18-day nationwide protests that were...

  • Weinstein Convicted, Led Away in Cuffs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs Monday in what his foes hailed as a landmark moment for...

  • Clashes on Greek Islands Over Camps

    LESBOS, Greece (AP) -- Clashes broke out overnight on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios, where residents tried to prevent the arrival of riot police and excavating machines to be used to build new migrant...

  • Countries Limit Travel to Curb Virus

    Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemingly inevitable spread of a new...

What DTN Is Watching

Markets

It looks likely that the spread of coronavirus will remain a concern for markets, at least into spring. South American weather also gets attention as Brazil advances through its soybean harvest. At 9 a.m. CST, U.S. new home sales will be released, followed by the Energy Department's weekly report of energy inventories, including ethanol.

Weather

Wednesday features rain and snow in the eastern Midwest and mid-South, keeping soils saturated ahead of spring. Other crop areas will be dry, allowing for some excess moisture drainage. Northern Midwest conditions will continue to have snowpack-induced cold.