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Don't get too used to lower gas prices

Oct 17, 2008
The recent drop in oil prices might have us smiling at the pump now, but those lower prices could head back up. OPEC is expected to cut production during an emergency meeting next week. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Oil prices after an OPEC production cut

Oct 17, 2008
What effect would an OPEC production cut have on oil prices in this shakey world economy? Bill Radke talks to Carola Hoyos, who covers the oil market for The Financial Times.
Posted In: Oil

Southwest's hedge on fuel backfires

Oct 16, 2008
At first, it looked like Southwest Airlines hedged its bets well when it prepaid for fuel because prices were going up. Unfortunately, now oil prices are falling. Janet Babin has more on Southwest and airlines in general.
Posted In: Airlines, Oil

Why are oil prices dropping?

Oct 16, 2008
The price of oil this morning is $72 a barrel -- half of what it was three months ago. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into some factors influencing oil markets, including the disappearance of some speculators.
Posted In: Oil

Tech advances fuel solar industry

Oct 15, 2008
The credit crisis is taking its toll on businesses, but there's optimism in the solar energy sector. Sarah Gardner reports that new technolgies and cheaper materials have improved solar's market potential.
Posted In: Economy, Oil, Science

Can cheap commodities be a bad thing?

Oct 15, 2008
With oil prices slipping below $75, prices for corn, gold and other commodities are also down. That's good news for consumers, but what about the overall economy? Will it spark inflation? Nancy Marshall Genzer has answers.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Oil profits still high in third quarter

Oct 9, 2008
Oil may not be seeing the per-barrel prices of last year, but the average prices are still higher than last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what energy analysts are predicting for oil profits as earnings reports come in.
Posted In: Oil

Driving in Southeast is no gas

Sep 26, 2008
About 60% of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still off line, almost two weeks after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. That disruption has led to serious gas shortages in parts of the Southeast. Julie Rose reports.
Posted In: Oil

Oil prices drop amid economic turmoil

Sep 16, 2008
While all eyes were on Wall Street's big financial institutions, the price of oil slipped down to $91 a barrel -- a seven-month low. How'd that happen? Host Stacey Vanek-Smith asks economist Andrew Hilton.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Even a financial crisis has a green lining

Sep 15, 2008
Wow, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch just fell in the blink of an eye. And other institutions may yet fall in the months ahead....
Posted In: green energy, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Oil, solar, wind

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