The release of 60 million barrels from reserves is pushing crude oil prices down. Will that mean less pain at the pump?
The blue chips fall 60, but the Greek news lets them regain most of their early losses, driven by economic worries. Crude oil falls below its 2010 finish after the US says it will sell oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Exxon and Chevron sag.
The central bank sees depressed real estate and supply disruptions from the Japanese earthquake hampering the recovery. But inflationary pressures should ease. Jabil Circuit shares jump on decent earnings. Oil and gold rise.
The charts are signaling that the only way to go from here may be down. Oil shares are the most vulnerable.
Indicators are mixed, and events next week could tip the scales to the bears or bulls, but sideways trading in the short term seems likely to be followed by a solid rebound.
Traders hope a deal is near to ease the Greek debt crisis. But energy and tech stocks sag. Research In Motion shares are crushed. Apple is down for 2011. Oil hits a 4-month low.
No matter the cause of crude's precipitous decline, consumer spending will rebound as the price of gasoline drops.
Investors pummel stocks as turmoil in Greece hits markets globally. The major averages have fallen more than 7% since April. Pandora Media shares jump -- then fade -- as trading starts. Oil falls below $95 a barrel.
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