WASHINGTON, November 4, 2014 – Lots happening today, but we’re running a short column due to several appointments plus doing our duty at the polls today in Virginia. Wherever you are, you should, too.
Meanwhile, things are a little weird on Wall Street this morning after another bout of irrational exuberance on Monday that was tempered by the usual late-day selling. Word is out that the Saudis have done something quite extraordinary: they’ve dropped the price of oil they sell to the U.S., while jacking up prices to other customers across the globe.
The move seems to be an attempt by the Saudis to shore up and/or retain market share in the U.S. against a rising tide of domestic production due to the current fracking boom.
On other fronts, Alibaba [BABA] reported expected great numbers this morning, at least in terms of revenue. Profits were more or less flat, but the company explains it’s enormously increased its initiatives and promotional budgets to gain share, so that’s not surprising. We’ll see how markets—particularly tech and ride-along stock Yahoo! (YHOO) fare after this kind of news, which is often sold rather than bought.
Meanwhile, in case you didn’t notice, it is indeed Election Day 2014 today, as voters across the country—including loads of illegal ones in Democrat-dominated cities—go to the polls (if they haven’t already voted) to vote for a big change in the direction of government. Or not.
Keep it tuned here at CDN, and jump into our election-night chat this evening if you feel like handicapping the results or just weighing in with an opinion.Click here for reuse options!
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