RBN Energy: a discussion of the "quality" of US crude oil -- condensate, light oil, heavy oil.
The Wall Street Journal
Iraq "girds" to protect capital Baghdad.
Militants aim to redraw map of the Middle East. "This entire system is disintegrating like a house of cards that starts to collapse," Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said. A militant Islamist group that has carved out control of a swath of Syria has moved into Iraq, conquering cities and threatening the Iraqi government the U.S. helped create and support with billions of dollars in aid and thousands of American lives. The group—known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham—isn't a threat only to Iraq and Syria. It seeks to impose its vision of a single radical Islamist state stretching from the Mediterranean coast of Syria through modern Iraq, the region of the Islamic Caliphates established in the seventh and eighth centuries.
Sluggish retail sales cloud hopes for breakout growth.
US Supreme Court ruled that certain money inherited from IRAs can be taken by creditors to cover the debts of people in bankruptcy proceedings.
Kiev says Russian tanks entered the Ukraine.
OPEC dismisses oil-supply concern.
The Los Angeles Times
Governor, legislators reach funding deal on bullet train
Bergdahl apparently moves to head of list for medical care; arrives at Brooke Army Medical Center without going through central appointment system