Happy Friday! Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,276 words, 5 minutes.
Quick housekeeping note: Generate will be off next week. But keep an eye on the Axios website for energy and climate coverage. The newsletter returns Feb. 24.
Situational awareness: "Oil prices rose on Friday and held on track for their first weekly gain since early January as investors bet the economic impact of the coronavirus would be short-lived and hoped for further Chinese central bank stimulus to tackle any slowdown." (Reuters)
🎵Tomorrow will mark 40 years since Elvis Costello & The Attractions released "Get Happy!" which provides today's intro tune...