Oil extended gains on Wednesday after posting its strongest daily rise in weeks in the previous session, supported by bets that US crude stockpiles will fall for a second consecutive week as production slows.
Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O)” set a record on Monday as the most expensive artwork ever sold on auction, by a wide margin of nearly $40 million, fetching just under $180 million.
Three of the big meteorological agencies on the Pacific Rim now agree: El Nino has come. In 1982-83, El Nino was blamed for setting off a series of droughts, wild fires and flooding from South America to Australia that cost $8 billion.
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