from Breakingviews:

Farcical oil deal prompts George Costanza defense

May 6, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Blogs Dashboard:

If you are in St Louis, buy gas on a Tuesday or Wednesday

May 3, 2016

If you are in St Louis, buy gas on a Tuesday or Wednesday

The pass through from low gas prices to U.S. consumer spending is a fraught issue and central banks say it is being distorted by the zero lower bound. Now another complication, if you are in St Louis.
According to calculations from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, you can save up to $60 a year if you buy gas on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Gas prices are most expensive on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and fall sharply in midweek, with Tuesday almost 4 cents a gallon cheaper than the average price.
"The simplest explanation is that most consumers aren't aware of the cycles. Even if some were aware, they may not care enough about saving a few dollars to change their behavior," the study found.
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from Breakingviews:

OPEC freeze failure could hasten oil’s recovery

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

America’s secret weapon

April 18, 2016

UCLA's Interface Message Processor (IMP) (R) is pictured in the birthplace of the Internet, at 3420 Boelter Hall, the original location of the first ARPANET node at UCLA in Los Angeles, California June 2, 2011. UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock and his team used the IMP, the packet-switching node used to interconnect participant networks to the ARPANET to send the first message, the letters LO to Stanford Research Institute on October 29, 1969. The UCLA Department of Computer Science and Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have collaborated in creating the Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive (KIHSA) with the center recreating the lab at its original site in 3420 Boelter Hall from which that first message was sent, which for years had been used as a classroom.The recreated lab will open October 29 with a reunion of the computer scientists responsible for the first message. Picture taken June 2, 2011.  REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS) - RTR2T6UP

UCLA's Interface Message Processor (IMP) (R) is pictured in the birthplace of the Internet, at 3420 Boelter Hall, the original location of the first ARPANET node at UCLA in Los Angeles, California June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Worth It

April 11, 2016

The beginning of earnings season this week brings the usual hopes for best-case scenarios, particularly as the outlook has deteriorated notably since the beginning of the year, when it was still thought that the weakness would be mostly confined to the impaired energy sector.

from Breakingviews:

Iran more red herring than black swan for oil

March 29, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

The Exchange podcast: Lord Browne of L1 Energy

By Rob Cox
March 24, 2016

The former BP chief swings by Times Square to discuss his new book on how companies can radically engage with the wider world and become more inclusive to the benefit of owners. He also talks about the potential for M&A in the energy business, the oil market and Brexit.

from Breakingviews:

Iran election is key driver of oil price recovery

February 25, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Saudi-Russia oil deal is full of holes

February 16, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Argentina, Aramco are deals for tricky times

By Rob Cox
January 26, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.