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Oil Market Manipulation

Media Squawked When It Should Have Jumped on Oil Market Speculation Coverage

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

When Bernie Sanders leaked confidential data last month that dramatically illustrated how speculators were dominating the oil futures market during the 2008 spike in oil prices, many news outlets jumped on the story in the worst possible way.

Feds' Oil Manipulation Lawsuits Are 'Rubbish,' Shipping Magnate Says

Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

OSLO (Reuters) - Shipping magnate John Fredriksen said U.S. regulator lawsuits against two of his trading firms for suspected oil price manipulation i...

Market Monkeys Guarding Bananas Again

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The probe into the "flash crash" has yet to report the cause, but whatever it is will provide another example that the system is dangerously unpoliced and that manipulative behavior is unchecked.