Shell’s $70 billion mega-deal, and a Fed update — 5 things to know today


Hello friends and Fortune readers.

U.S. stock futures are higher this morning after a 102-point Dow rally fizzled Tuesday afternoon. Investors are looking to the Fed, which will release minutes from its March policy meeting later today, and they’re digesting a huge deal in the energy sector.

Here’s what you need to know about today.

1. Greece heads to Russia in search of extra cash.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today, and both leaders will be looking to benefit. Greece has been battling for additional bailout money from EU leaders who have been reluctant to give the nation any more money until they’re willing to stick by the original bailout austerity standards. Tsipras could turn to the Kremlin for emergency loans and energy discounts. Putin, on the other hand, will be looking for an ally to help ease the EU’s…

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