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Debt ceiling impasse

The ongoing impasse in debt ceiling negotiations in Washington drags on, raising concerns of a potential damaging default for the U.S. The Federal Reserve is set to reveal the minutes from its latest FOMC meeting, while Ron DeSantis prepares to make an announcement regarding his presidential bid for 2024 during a Twitter conversation with Elon Musk. Washington's deadlock over the debt ceiling lingers, posing a threat of a detrimental default for the U.S. The stock market reflects this uncertainty as U.S. stock futures point to a downward trend. A potential default could have severe repercussions on the world's largest economy and already anxious global financial markets. The release of the minutes from the recent FOMC meeting is eagerly anticipated, as investors seek insights into the Federal Reserve's future interest rate trajectory. 

The Fed's continuous tightening campaign to combat inflation has sparked debates about whether a pause in rate hikes is imminent. Clues from the meeting minutes may shed light on the Fed's upcoming decision. Crude oil prices experience an uptick due to concerns over supply shortages. Industry data revealing a substantial decline in U.S. inventories, particularly gasoline stocks, suggests tightening supply conditions ahead of the crucial summer driving season. Speculation arises that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies may consider reducing production in their upcoming meeting, further contributing to the rise in oil prices.

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