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85XJ

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:49:44 PM

NEW YORK — Worries over the looming “fiscal cliff” and the health of the U.S. economy are driving oil prices lower Tuesday.

Benchmark crude is down 94 cents to $88.15 just after 10 a.m. in New York.

U.S. lawmakers have less than a month to reach a compromise to avoid a series of sharp tax increases and spending cuts that take effect in January. And on Monday, there was a sign that the failure to reach a deal is having a concrete effect on the economy.

U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, the Institute of Supply Management said, brought on by the impact of Superstorm Sandy and worries over the fiscal cliff.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:39:52 AM

noise
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:55:34 AM

That doesn't surprise me!
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:53:42 AM

Will oil drop below $80 per barrel?
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:39:41 AM

will this show up at the pump before going back up
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RonElp
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:29:08 AM

Hope speculators loose big time.
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leeac
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:12:57 AM

This is short term. Price is moving up.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:22:09 PM

Need more reasons to keep the price down.
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esq262
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:01:43 PM

Let's see it at he pump.
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:21:00 PM

Discovery02, I agree with your post;

"The Fiscal Cliff is just one symptom of the real problem which is a dysfunctional Congress which, if these guys were in the private sector, would've been fired for inefficiency long ago."

Well said!
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:11:56 PM

It'll turn at the hint of good news.
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eomc17
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:32:00 PM

Oil and gas are still WAY OVERPRICED!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:25:05 PM

Not much change in the gas station
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:19:58 PM

Need to fall at the pump.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:07:31 PM

keep dropping.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:55:38 PM

Republicans should let Obama take us over the "fiscal cliff" and pin the economic collapse on the Democrats. Their biggest mistake was the timing. The cliff should have been set for last year, so the public could react in November.
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:45:39 PM

But.....will it affect consumer pricing??
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:24:30 PM

Have you noticed that the media believes that America would not exist without the professional politicians and government? Hopefully it will not be to late to save a little of America when the masses snap out of their brainwashed stupor.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:23:41 PM

Its good to see the price drop some.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:22:50 PM

Obummer will blame Bush again
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rjojo40
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:16:29 PM

seems like the brother hood is over.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:59:48 PM

let us see
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:57:45 PM

ouch
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:16:36 PM

Maybe also due to the higher production cited in an article just above this one.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:09:49 PM

Just more game playing by the speculators; you might just as well ride on wind speed and direction as indicators!
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cmmattia
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:00:25 PM

the fiscal cliff is real scary :(
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:29:07 PM

another sign that this great country is going down the crapper. Good job washington!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:16:15 PM

as the obama's plan a hawaii christams vacation
that will cost tax payers millions and millions
he needs everyone to "pay a lil more" to cover it
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gizbo123
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:10:20 PM

You do not want a Gov without checks and balances or we get marxism from the democrats. I never see dems compromise, it is only republicans that bend to the democrat marxist views.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:59:22 PM

The rotten gabage running Greedway just upped prices .20-.25/ gal. this afternoon
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heydano67
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:59:07 PM

I'd like to see imported oil go off a cliff.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:45:31 PM

And yet we still pay over $3 & $4 per gallon, while a short time ago at that per barrel price we paying closer to $2. Hope sometime the greedy will get it stuck to them.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:17:14 PM

The Fiscal Cliff is just one symptom of the real problem which is a dysfunctional Congress which, if these guys were in the private sector, would've been fired for inefficiency long ago.
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:14:54 PM

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First there is no Cliff, just something made up by the Dumbocrats to create a FALSE Crisis.

Second they are no tax cuts that are expiring or tax breaks, as taxes were never cut, their amount was adjust temporarily which is stupid, they should have been permanent adjustments that should have needed completely new laws to adjust again which would make sure the Dumbocrats couldn't create another false crisis!
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WildmanMick
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:08:10 PM

If the tax cuts expire, we will not use the "surplus" to pay down any debt. We will go deeper in debt with a new stimulus. Elections have consequences while the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, it seems, does not.

Forward.... into the abyss...
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:14:53 PM

Cliff or not, the press will blame Republicans for either obstructing or caving............just wait.
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bwp9970
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:04:10 PM

We need to let the tax cuts expire and start paying down our national debt. Sure it may hurt, but I would like to have a country for them, instead of a bankrupt one! Then let the oil prices fall as they may!
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:59:08 PM

THATS IS BULL, THE OIL CO's KNOW THAT......THEY HAVE THE PRICE UP OVER THE GAL. OF 1.00 MORE THEY IT SHOLD BE......IT IS GREED....GREED.....GREED.....THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE.......
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85XJ
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:50:29 PM

Of course, gasoline prices are on the rise here.
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