Oil markets appear unfazed by announced release of oil from strategic reserves

Michael Giberson On June 23 the International Energy Agency announced the release of 60 million barrels of oil from strategic reserves held by member governments. Oil prices dipped for a day or two, then recovered more or less to pre-June 23 levels. Overall, it seems, the release merited a collective yawn from the markets. The … More Oil markets appear unfazed by announced release of oil from strategic reserves

Walmart Express, market definition, and local politics

Lynne Kiesling Recently Walmart announced that they would begin operating small-format stores called Walmart Express, the first two of which opened in June in Arkansas. If you look at the portfolio of earlier Walmart stores, they range in size from the 185,000 square foot Supercenter (the big kahuna) to the 42,000 square foot Market (with … More Walmart Express, market definition, and local politics