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  • Post oil: In oil country, maverick Nissan Leaf driver gives up gas (VIDEO)

    In his post-oil world, a Texan never buys gas for his all-electric Nissan Leaf – and still gets a thrill out of putting the pedal to the metal.
    10/09/2011 11:13 am

  • The Vote Sex, race, and the Republican presidential campaign

    Rick Perry is under fire for the racial slur that was the name of his family’s hunting camp. Meanwhile, all the GOP presidential candidates are being asked why they didn't stop the booing when a gay soldier raised "don't ask, don't tell" at their recent debate.
    10/02/2011 04:03 pm

  • Stefan Karlsson WTI might be misleading oil benchmark

    The pricing of gasoline is based on a different index, so why do financial websites focus on the WTI?
    09/06/2011 03:00 pm

  • Oil stocks up as battle rages on in Libya

    Oil stocks are back up Tuesday, amid confusion about the situation in Tripoli. After falling yesterday, oil stocks rose today in Europe, and prices for benchmark oil for October delivery were up to nearly $86 in Paris in the afternoon.
    08/23/2011 12:06 pm

  • Election 101: 11 questions about Rick Perry and his White House bid

    James Richard Perry wants to hang his cowboy hat in the White House. The Texas governor announced Saturday at a campaign stop in South Carolina that he was running for president. He was also traveling later in the day to New Hampshire, and planned a trip to Iowa on Sunday. Governor Perry is a shrewd politician who oozes Texas swagger. His rock-solid record is buttressed by his state’s impressive jobs record. But is America ready for another cowboy president?
    08/13/2011 02:20 pm

  • Oil prices rise as traders mull demand prospects

    Oil prices rose after the Fed's announcement on Tuesday that it would hold interest rates low for the next two years. Still, oil prices are down about $18 a barrel since July 22.
    08/10/2011 04:32 pm

  • Crude oil prices fall 2 percent

    Crude oil prices drop sharply amid rising worries about global economy. West Texas Intermediate crude oil falls to $84.93.
    08/07/2011 03:13 pm

  • Oil futures falter on debt, storm concerns

    Oil futures slipped 3 cents to $97.38 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate crude. In London, Brent oil futures fell 5 cents to $117.38.
    07/28/2011 05:34 pm

  • Oil futures top $100 a barrel

    Oil futures swayed by better outlook for US economy and Greek aid deal. It's the first time since early June that oil futures have breached the $100 level.
    07/21/2011 01:46 pm

  • Oil stocks down, but oil prices plunge anyway

    Oil stocks in the US saw a big drop. But traders, focused on the stalling economy and rising dollar, ignored the oil stocks report and sent oil prices to their lowest level since February.
    06/15/2011 04:51 pm

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