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Oil prices fall below
$89 as US posts weakest
manufacturing since July 2009

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/4/2012 12:45:46 AM

Bangkok - Worries about the U.S. economy following the release of a disappointing manufacturing report sent oil prices lower Tuesday. Benchmark crude for January delivery was down 27 cents to $88.82 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract finished up 18 cents at $89.09 a barrel on the Nymex on Monday. Manufacturing the U.S. shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, a trade group said Monday, because companies are worried about the "fiscal cliff" — sharp tax increases and spending cuts that take effect

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The markets are worried about the "fiscal cliff." That´s a joke. Don´t they do future´s trading on oil contracts? Only a harden 0bama supporter would bet against him destroying our economy more in 2013. He's had four years already to prime that pump. After all, he was just reelected and on his second honeymoon with US. [BARF].

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: leonardo, 12/4/2012 1:35:14 AM     (No. 9047195)

Have you had enough of the media clowns who report
on "disappointing" or "unexpectedly bad" Obama economic numbers. If you follow Obama economics, such bad reports are definitely NOT unexpected. The same lackeys also report some allegedly "better" economic numbers which are then quietly revised down later as the bad news on those numbers is elucidated? The same Obama sycophants who report on the Obama-jiggered unemployment numbers knowing full well that the data is not the real and whole story (unemployment is much worse) ? The Obama economy IS slowing and Europe is already in recession or worse. Don´t blame Obama ... he´s just another radical Marxist ... blame mooching and duped Americans who have no clue, and voted for a leader who is the antithesis of America. Reap what you sow.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/4/2012 2:22:20 AM     (No. 9047209)

I haven´t heard a word about retail sales since cyber Monday.Every year Obama´s been in there,they go crazy announcing such great Christmas sales,then it slacks off.

The bad economic news the past few weeks has been blamed on Superstorm Sandy and they´ll quietly move to republican´s stubbornness on rich people´s taxes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/4/2012 2:26:28 AM     (No. 9047213)

If oil is under $90 a barrel, why are we paying over $3 a gallon ?

Will we wake up one day and have no manufacturing jobs in this country ?

Remember, if you don´t work for the gov, you won´t work if this continues.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: proactus, 12/4/2012 6:36:35 AM     (No. 9047319)

Didn´t The Won tell us that falling oil and gas price was a sign that the economy was in the tank?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/4/2012 8:05:10 AM     (No. 9047441)

I believe I saw somewhere that Congress wants to put a 19 cent tax per gallon. These guys are crazy. Vote them all out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/4/2012 8:34:02 AM     (No. 9047505)

My sister went out shopping this weekend and she said the crowds were sparse. I´ve done almost all mine on-line. It seems as though every time I go out they don´t have what I´m looking for. And gas where I live is 3.29 a gallon. It´s 3.05 in Tennessee. I´m still puzzling over that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/4/2012 11:33:26 AM     (No. 9047909)

Actions have consequences. If you play, you play.. or we pay.

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