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OPEC agreed Thursday to extend its deal to cut oil output by nine months, an OPEC delegate told Reuters, as the organization works to curb excess supply of crude oil that has kept prices low for three years.

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy and oil minister, told CNBC before entering the closed-door meeting of 14 countries in Vienna: "Nine months with the same level of production that our member countries have been producing at is a very safe and almost certain option to do the trick."

Why this isn't surprising: Last week, Saudi Arabia and Russia teamed up and announced they backed an extension in cuts to production. Their support for a deal encouraged other countries to rally behind them, and yesterday the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee announced that OPEC was close to a deal.

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Facebook boycott organizers share details on their Zuckerberg meeting

Facebook is in the midst of the largest ad boycott in its history, with nearly 1,000 brands having stopped paid advertising in July because they feel Facebook hasn't done enough to remove hate speech from its namesake app and Instagram.

Axios Re:Cap spoke with the boycott's four main organizers, who met on Tuesday with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top Facebook executives, to learn why they organized the boycott, what they took from the meeting, and what comes next.

Boycott organizers slam Facebook following tense virtual meeting

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Civil rights leaders blasted Facebook's top executives shortly after speaking with them on Tuesday, saying that the tech giant's leaders "failed to meet the moment" and were "more interested in having a dialogue than producing outcomes."

Why it matters: The likely fallout from the meeting is that the growing boycott of Facebook's advertising platform, which has reached nearly 1000 companies in less than a month, will extend longer than previously anticipated, deepening Facebook's public relations nightmare.

Steve Scalise PAC invites donors to fundraiser at Disney World

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s PAC is inviting lobbyists to attend a four-day “Summer Meeting” at Disney World's Polynesian Village in Florida, all but daring donors to swallow their concern about coronavirus and contribute $10,000 to his leadership PAC.

Why it matters: Scalise appears to be the first House lawmakers to host an in-person destination fundraiser since the severity of pandemic became clear. The invite for the “Summer Meeting” for the Scalise Leadership Fund, obtained by Axios, makes no mention of COVID-19.