We read the tea leaves, since odds are that Hagel won't be asked about biofuels during his confirmation hearings.
One reason that number was so very, very low was disappointing sales of tar-sands oil.
Central and South American growers are capitalizing on Americans' appetites for out-of-season avocados.
With damage from spending cuts already being seen, an end to oil subsidies would be welcome but nowhere near enough.
Here's a little context for the "largest criminal penalty" in history.
Lyft takes off in California, clearing a regulatory hurdle and expanding into L.A. Meanwhile, Getaround is getting bigger in Portland.
But they're not as satisfied as Democrats are with the military. Because Gallup's latest poll is a gauge of bias more than anything.
We'd rather spend $16 billion on a year's worth of crop insurance than 35 cents more for a gallon of gas. And don't even think about a carbon tax.
Shell beats back a lawsuit over pollution in Nigeria, and Chevron scores a point in its fight to avoid paying for its mess in Ecuador.