10 things you need to know before the opening bell

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The Dow erases its 2018 gains. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.15% on Tuesday, dropping into negative territory for the year.

Manufacturing confidence is through the roof. The National Association of Manufacturers quarterly outlook published Tuesday showed 95.1% of manufacturers surveyed said they had a positive outlook for their companies, the highest in 20 years.

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We now know how many Model 3s Tesla has produced this year. Internal documents seen by Business Insider’s Linette Lopez and confirmed by two Tesla employees show the electric-car maker has completed about 30,000 Model 3 sedans in 2018.

General Electric is getting kicked out of the Dow.General Electric, an original member of the Dow Jones industrial average, has lost its spot after 111 consecutive years and will be replaced by Walgreens as of next Tuesday, Reuters says.

Starbucks forecasts weaker sales and says it’s closing 150 US stores. Shares slumped as much as 5% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the coffee chain said same-store sales for the third quarter would rise 1%, missing the 2.9% growth that analysts were expecting.

Netflix crosses $US400 for the first time. After the release of a trio of bullish notes from Wall Street analysts, shares on Tuesday jumped above the $US400 plateau for the first time.

Oracle’s guidance comes up short. The enterprise giant beat on both the top and bottom lines, but shares fell more than 3% in after-hours trading Tuesday after its first-quarter earnings forecast of $US0.67 to $US0.69 a share missed the Wall Street estimate of $US0.72.

Earnings reporting remains light. American Outdoors Brand and Micron Technology report after markets close.

US economic data trickles out. The current account balance will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, and existing-home sales will cross the wires at 10 a.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is up 1 basis point at 2.90%.

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