West Texas Intermediate and Brent crudes climbed after Russia completed annexing Crimea, escalating the worst standoff with the West since the Cold War.
In a Sonora, Texas, public high- school classroom usually used to teach computer programming and physics, four students are getting Bible lessons from a teacher who doubles as a pastor.
Texas lawmakers are joining the push to curb municipal bonds that push off debt payments for as long as 40 years on loans for public schools built to handle surging enrollment.
Ethanol weakened to a three-week low against gasoline on concern that unrest in the Middle East will disrupt crude supply.
Ethanol futures fell a second day in Chicago amid unease about Europe’s economic recovery and as U.S. production of the biofuel rebounded from a two-year low.
Ethanol’s discount to gasoline narrowed on speculation that the cost of producing the biofuel will increase with rising prices for corn.
Ethanol’s discount against gasoline tightened to the smallest in more than four months on concern that slower corn planting will boost the cost of producing the biofuel.
Ethanol futures fell a second day in Chicago on speculation rain and cooler weather in the Midwest is helping the corn crop and will reduce production costs.
Ethanol futures rose the most this month after corn costs increased for U.S. producers.
Ethanol futures declined for a second day in Chicago as corn and gasoline dropped on signs of lower demand.
"Putin's actions are getting more provocative."
- Dan Flynn on Mar 21, 2014