Political opposition to Canadian tar-sands oil and the still expensive natural-gas engines would stand in the way of IEA predictions of self-sufficiency by 2020.
The oil company struggles as the economy sputters.
Central bankers are planning how to keep global markets running if Sunday's Greek election results in a leftist win. Microsoft will buy Yammer for $1 billion-plus. Jobless claims rise. Oil and natural gas rally as OPEC leaves quotas alone.
Gold falls below $1,600 an ounce as fears build that Europe's problems are getting worse. The Dow falls 131 points. Stocks of companies with big non-US sales are hit hard. Michael Kors IPO prices at $20; Zynga on deck.
The release of 60 million barrels from reserves is pushing crude oil prices down. Will that mean less pain at the pump?
With OPEC's surprise decision not to increase oil production, the Senate's vote on debit card fee limits, and Ciena's disastrous earnings, Wednesday's events could cloud the market for a while.
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