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At least a temporary drop in oil pressure

Jul 17, 2008
Not long ago we wouldn't have seen the news of oil closing just below $130 a barrel as a good thing for our pocketbooks. But here it is from the AP...
Posted In: gas, Oil

Here's how to predict future oil prices

Jul 17, 2008
Experts use complicated formulas to predict the future price of oil. But commentator Justin Wolfers says he's got a simple do-it-yourself method that works even better.
Posted In: Oil

Anything in the pipeline for Russian oil?

Jul 17, 2008
You may not hear a lot about it, but Russia is second only to Saudi Arabia in oil production. And, as Russia analyst Nicholas Redman tells Kai Ryssdal, it may have a greater potential for growth.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Can IndyMac customers get a break?

Jul 17, 2008
Many depositors with the troubled IndyMac bank had to wait in line for hours this week to get their money out. They finally got cashiers checks, but it turns out other banks aren't in a hurry to cash them. Jeff Tyler reports.

The best kind of bad news

Jul 17, 2008
JPMorgan and its peers had lousy quarters, but bank stocks are on the rise today. Why? Because things weren't quite as bad as everybody guessed they'd be. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

Natural gas prices set to spike

Jul 17, 2008
High oil prices are driving up demand for natural gas, meaning some customers could be spending as much as 40 percent more to heat their homes this winter. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Oil

House to oil companies: Use it or lose it

Jul 17, 2008
The House is pursuing legislation that would push oil companies to drill on land they own but haven't tapped yet, before purchasing any new oil leases. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

Wildlife concerns plant Ag plan in court

Jul 17, 2008
The Agriculture Department wants to open up conservation land for grazing and hay production, a move environmental groups say could harm wildlife. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Red light district brightens its image

Jul 17, 2008
Officials in Amsterdam have a vision for the future of the city's Red Light District: One that plays down the area's most famous trade. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Housing

Nigeria a valued but risky oil source

Jul 16, 2008
In his continuing series of interviews on oil prices, host Kai Ryssdal talks with Fareed Mohamedi of PFC Energy about how Nigeria's production of about 2 million barrels of crude a day affects what we pay at the gas pump.
Posted In: Oil

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