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The energy index had its best day since January, climbing 4.34 percent after OPEC sources said the group reached a deal to cut its oil production for the first time since 2008. Shares of Caterpillar Inc, which sells heavy equipment to energy companies, jumped 4.48 percent. A slump in oil prices has caused steep earnings declines and losses for U.S. energy producers for several quarters.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of embracing any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest.