As new conflict grips the world's eighth-largest oil producer and the US weighs military action, crude prices have shot higher. Is the global recovery in danger?
Odds of US military intervention in Syria rise after a chemical weapons attack.
Political opposition to Canadian tar-sands oil and the still expensive natural-gas engines would stand in the way of IEA predictions of self-sufficiency by 2020.
The oil company struggles as the economy sputters.
Central bankers are planning how to keep global markets running if Sunday's Greek election results in a leftist win. Microsoft will buy Yammer for $1 billion-plus. Jobless claims rise. Oil and natural gas rally as OPEC leaves quotas alone.
Gold falls below $1,600 an ounce as fears build that Europe's problems are getting worse. The Dow falls 131 points. Stocks of companies with big non-US sales are hit hard. Michael Kors IPO prices at $20; Zynga on deck.
The release of 60 million barrels from reserves is pushing crude oil prices down. Will that mean less pain at the pump?
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