Avoiding Chicago and oil up

Canadian National Railway (CN) and Norfolk Southern (NS) strike joint-service deal to avoid Chicago’s congestion.  They will do their train interchanges in Elkhart IN – instead of Chicago and route trains around the old EJ & E track that is now owned by the CN. The belief is that this move will cut 1-2 days off transit times.  
 
Brent crude held steady above $60 a barrel Monday morning, after breaching the milestone in a record trading session Friday.  At the same time, US crude is hovering around $54….quite a jump from 2 months ago!
 
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