"Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're Number One. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth '. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words." -- Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times

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Even the dead are not spared by the Hamas-Israel war raging in Gaza, with bodies dug up by Israeli troops and hurried burials happening in hospitals and even a school.

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The US created a new stockpile of military equipment during drills in Australia last summer to prepare for a future war with China over Taiwan, Reuters…

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New evidence in the House GOP's ongoing efforts to get to the bottom of the Biden family's tangled web of payments and bank accounts have uncovered new evidence suggesting money transfers…

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Inflation for January rose higher than expected.

Is this a one-off blip?

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Yesterday Secretary Yellen said the following as her trip to China wrapped up:

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Have you noticed a surge in your auto insurance premiums in the past few years?

Well, this could be why: 

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Demonstrating yet again that nobody is quite about the law - and the constitutions - like the Biden crime family...

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SpaceX is building a network of hundreds of spy satellites under a classified contract with a U.S.

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Dr. Harara said many people fled the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis on Tuesday after Israel's military ordered the evacuation of the neighborhood. But dozens of dead and wounded…

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The United States government would have you believe the military base in Jordan where three soldiers were killed in a drone strike is a mere "logistics support base." In truth, the…

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More than 40 senior former Israeli national security officials, celebrated scientists and prominent business leaders have sent a letter to Israel’s president and speaker…

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Multimillion dollar fund manager ditches Tyson Foods, saying meat giant sacking US workers to hire 42,000 asylum seekers is the 'woke liberal takeover of America'

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After a US intelligence assessment concluded that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule is vulnerable, a senior Israeli official suggested Washington was attempting to overthrow the war…

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Update (1400ET): Not satisfied to let the Supreme Court-enforced Democratic process play out, House Democrats are now preparing legislation to try and keep Trump…

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The new Gallup poll of 18-29-year-olds validates the Biden administration, which seemingly cares more about illegal aliens and the LGBTQQIP2SAA community (not sure what all those letters mean), is…

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A nearly balanced market in the first half of the year and seasonal strengthening of demand in the second half are set to push the price of Brent Crude to $88 per barrel by the end of 2024, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank.

“We look for continued OPEC+ discipline in a nearly balanced market for H1, and seasonal strength in H2,” the bank’s strategists wrote in a note on Wednesday carried by FXStreet.

With the OPEC+ cuts in the first half of 2024, Deutsche Bank sees little upside to its H1 forecast of $83 per barrel Brent.

“The first possibility of relaxation of OPEC+ supply cuts will be in Q3 against a backdrop of tighter balances and higher prices, underpinned by seasonal strength,” the bank’s analysts wrote.

Early on Wednesday, Brent Crude was marginally down by 0.05% at $82.34 a barrel as of 9:00 a.m. EST, while the U.S. benchmark, WTI Crude, traded slightly higher by 0.04% at $77.06.

Oil prices fell this week amid concerns about slowing economies and anxiety that the start of easing of the U.S. interest rates could take longer than previously expected.

But geopolitical flare-ups and the disruption to commercial shipping in the Red Sea have been lending support to oil prices in recent weeks.  

“The ongoing concerns over a slowdown in global consumption (especially from China) are capping any major upside in oil prices,” ING’s commodity strategists Warren Patterson and Ewa Manthey wrote on Wednesday

Claire's Observations; I am hoping that this DB analysis holds true as the year progresses; but were I you, I would consider, when the car gets to the half-way indicator on the dash, to fill it again; The kinds of geopolitical disruptions which can cause gas to spike, or be just unavailable, can happen in a heartbeat.