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🛢️ Saudi state oil giant Aramco, citing stronger oil markets, reported a $21.7 billion Q1 profit. That's up $5 billion from the same period in 2020. Reuters has more.
🎶 On this date in 1977, Blondie was among many artists at a punk benefit at New York City's legendary CBGB's.
They went on to record the hit single "Heart of Glass," which lulls us into Tuesday as today's intro tune...