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Crude oil prices up = optimism for the global economy

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A driver empties his tanker truck of crude oil at Marathon Oil to be refined into gas on May 20, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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"As people get more confident that the economy is coming back online, the price of oil is increasing"

That's according to Susan Schmidt, head of U.S. equities at Aviva Investors. "And we're seeing it now approach levels that we saw in 2018. That's a healthy sign on expectations."

California wants to make it easier to turn empty malls into affordable housing

by Matt Levin Jun 2, 2021
But cities, who don't want to give up sales tax revenue, and stores may not be quick to give up mall space.
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