Archive for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oil prices sink below $92 in tumult

September 17, 2008

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— Oil prices extended their retreat Tuesday, shedding $10 a barrel in a violent, two-day slide as tumult on Wall Street dims hopes for a swift economic recovery and signals another drop in U.S. energy demand.

Crude, which shot up near $150 a barrel only two months ago, is now down 8 percent for the year.

Meanwhile, gas prices edged higher at the pump, topping $3.85 a gallon amid the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. However, given crude's continuing slide, retail gas was expected to turn lower within a few weeks.

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gr 6 years, 11 months ago

Hmmm. The information in the title is not in the article. Is that proper journalism?

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