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Situational awareness: "Oil prices fell on Thursday on concerns over the potential economic impact of the coronavirus that continues to spread worldwide, while the market also considered the possibility of an early OPEC meeting." (Reuters)

And at this moment in 1973, Carly Simon was atop the Billboard album charts with "No Secrets," which provides today's intro tune...