It was red across the board as the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq had its first back-to-back losses in two weeks. This as volume on the NYSE was the lightest its been in almost three weeks. All ten S&P 500 sectors ended the day lower. Utilities was the biggest loser, followed by health care and financials. Oil gained six cents Tuesday, settling at its highest price in two weeks. This is the third-straight day of gains for oil, making this the longest winning streak in five weeks.
And President Obama announced he will slow the pace of U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan due to a request from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The timeline for withdrawal remains the end of 2016. This is as the Afghan president visited Obama at the White House Tuesday. During a joint press conference Obama also commented on his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying their differences are not personal and he would not comment on a report out Tuesday that Israel spied on U.S., Iranian nuclear talks.
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Now, here is what you need to watch tomorrow: We will continue to track the recovery efforts and investigation into the Germanwings crash in the French Alps. We will also keep an eye on durable goods numbers that will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
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