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  • Energy Voices Fourth of July travel: Gas prices drop for Independence Day (+video)

    Fourth of July celebrations just got a bit more festive with a recent drop in gas prices. If it lasts much beyond the Fourth of July will depend on turmoil in Egypt and across the Middle East, the economy, and especially hurricane season.

  • Why oil prices are at their highest level in 14 months

    The price of oil neared $102 a barrel for the first time since May last year, as Egypt's political crisis intensified, raising the risk of disruptions to Mideast supplies.

  • Stocks down on unrest in Egypt

    Stocks fell slightly Tuesday after reports of intensifying political turmoil in Egypt offset good economic news. Car sales, home prices, and manufacturing pushed stocks up for most of the day but major indexes turned lower in the afternoon. 

  • Do you need inflation protection?

    Investors have an unprecedented array of inflation-protection tools to safeguard their portfolios: from gold and inflation-protected bonds to commodity mutual funds. Choosing how to hedge against inflation depends on your situation and outlook.

  • Stocks rise on good economic news

    Stocks closed up on Wall Street Tuesday as investors took good news about the US economy in stride. It comes after investors have sold stocks in recent weeks on fears the Federal Reserve would pull back on its economic stimulus too quickly. 

  • Gold prices fall as dollar strengthens

    Gold fell 1 percent Monday morning, hurt by a stronger dollar and worries over the US Federal Reserve possibly tapering its stimulus program. The decline follows a 7 percent drop for gold last week. 

  • Energy Voices Can Baghdad stop exports of Kurdish oil?

    For the moment, Baghdad won't be able to stop the Kurdish oil and gas momentum growing in Northern Iraq, Alic writes. Once the pipeline is up and running, the game is over and Baghdad doesn’t have the resources to turn it into a conflict.

  • Stocks in tailspin as China adds to Federal Reserve worries

    Stocks plunged Thursday continuing the flight from stocks and bonds as traders reacted to news that the Federal Reserve could end its massive bond-buying program. A slowdown in Chinese manufacturing added to Wall Street's worries.

  • Stocks up ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

    Stocks closed higher Monday as traders hoped the Federal Reserve will decide to continue its economic stimulus program when it meets this week. The guess that the Federal Reserve will continue to prop up the economy sent stocks up.

  • Energy Voices What a bad economy means for gasoline demand

    Weak economic growth in the US has led to a dramatic decline in motor gasoline demand, Gagliardi writes. Not only has gasoline demand been weak since 2009, it has been successfully lower roughly each year to year the date in 2013.