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Oil Foolishness -- Is THIS the Market We Want?

Daniel Dicker | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Yesterday, with absolutely nothing going on from a supply or demand standpoint, with most hedge fund managers at the beach during this short week, Brent crude oil rallied more then FOUR dollars. HUH? What the heck was that about?

Republicans Want You to Pay More at the Pump

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Rep. Bruce Braley

While we pay more and more at the pump, Republicans in the House are looking for new ways to protect Wall Street oil speculators from regulation.

WATCH: Exxon CEO Blames Wall Street For High Gas Prices

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson said Thursday that heavy Wall Street trading has driven up the price of oil well beyond the l...

Zach Carter

Dems Blast 'Wall Street Crude Oil Casino'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A cadre of top Democrats said Wednesday that heavy Wall Street speculation was driving up gas prices and blasted Republicans for pushing...

What Really Caused Oil's Record Drop?

Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When oil prices fell below $120 a barrel in early New York trade last Thursday, a few big companies that are major oil consumers ...

Zach Carter

Obama's Fraud Squad Targets Record Oil Price Plunge

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to the federal agencies involved in the president's new Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Gr...

Big Silver and Oil Moves End All Speculation About Speculators

Daniel Dicker | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

If margin increases could be a tipping lever for a big sell-off in silver, could we do the same to crude oil and slice the costs that people are paying at the pumps?

Zach Carter

House GOP Bill To Delay Financial Regulations Clears Key Hurdle

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With gas prices approaching record highs and soaring food prices fueling global unrest, Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee p...

The Alternative Osama

Roderick Spencer | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Roderick Spencer

I don't agree with our president that it's a "great day for America." The death of Osama bin Laden is something other than great.

Zach Carter

Bernie Sanders Demands Obama Action On Oil Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) demanded on Thursday that regulators impose limits on oil speculation to help lower the price of gas in a letter sent to P...

Zach Carter

Obama's Oil Market Fraud Squad May Miss Wall Street Abuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, President Obama unveiled a new working group to combat any fraud or manipulation in the oil and energy markets that may be ...

How To Balance the Budget in One Easy Step

Raymond Griffith | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Raymond Griffith

OK. I am going to start out by admitting that I am not an economist. Like most people, I hadn't heard about derivatives, securities or exotic financia...

Elise Foley

Senate Dems: GOP Cuts Would Cause Surge In Gas Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With gas prices soaring, 45 Senate Democrats signed a letter on Tuesday urging GOP leaders to abandon their proposed cuts to the budget ...

Why Muhammad Yunus and the Women of Grameen Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If we are going to see true evolution and true civil society, we must begin with supporting the most disadvantaged in helping themselves. They know what they need.

Why Tapping the SPR Won't Bring Down Gas Prices

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

A whole bunch of Senators and Congressmen have been prodding the Obama administration to release a part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in order to counteract recently rising prices of crude oil and refined gasoline and heating oil.

Crazy Oil Prices Driven by Perceptions, Not Realities

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Someone explain to me how the risk of a real supply shortage, at least several months away, needs to be represented in $110 crude prices being delivered today.

Zach Carter

Gambling On Hunger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since July, the price of corn has jumped 62 percent. Wheat has climbed by two-thirds, and soybeans are 38 percent more expensive. For ma...

Price Volatility and Food Crises

Jacques Diouf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacques Diouf

Must history always repeat itself? We are on the verge of what could turn out to be another major food crisis.

Food, Egypt, and Wall Street

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

The spontaneous mass uprising of ordinary people in Egypt against their authoritarian regimes has many root causes. One that deserves much greater attention is unfettered financial speculation that distorts global food supplies.

Price Volatility, Food Crisis and the Way Forward

Devinder Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devinder Sharma

In the midst of the chaos being witnessed across the Arab world, what is being ignored is the role food inflation has played in triggering these protests.

It Takes a Global Society to Feed a Child

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

When delegates convene at the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, I hope that one positive result of the food price crisis will be the recognition that we cannot succeed in a failing world.

Jason Linkins

Anonymous Sources Tell Ed Henry That Something Might Happen At The White House At Some Point

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, here's what you need to know about the pending decision on who will fill the role of White House Chief of Staff for the Obama administration: the ...

Is Ireland on the Brink of Economic Collapse?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheldon Filger

Ireland's sovereign debt crisis is now clearly of catastrophic proportions, and the Irish nation is facing the very real danger of a sustained economic implosion.

How the Fed Started an Economic World War: Let the Currency Wars Begin

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Samuels

If we follow current global economic trends to the logical conclusion, most of the money in the world will soon be held by a small group of investors who will hold no allegiance to any nation or ideology.

In The Public Interest : New Insights into Preventing Wall Street Meltdowns and Reducing Debt

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

This Week's Basel Accord and New Poll Show How to Prevent Wall Street Meltdowns and Reduce the Debt with One Tool This week's news made the path for ...