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Oil prices fall with US budget talks stalling just 8 days before 'fiscal cliff'

Associated Press -- Oil prices fell Monday, just eight days before the U.S. arrives at the "fiscal cliff" deadline without a budget agreement in place.

If no deal is reached by Jan. 1, steep tax increases and government spending cuts will automatically take effect that will jar the U.S. economy and potentially throw it into recession, economists have warned.

Benchmark oil for February delivery fell 14 cents to $88.52 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.47 Friday to finish at $88.66 per barrel in New York, the contract's lowest point in three weeks. It dropped to $87.96 per barrel at one point Friday.

Oil prices tend to drop when a major world economy is threatened by a downturn, which more often than not leads to reduced deman


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bston
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 5:56:34 AM

Gas prices fall the past month or so, but certainly won't continue to stay falling like they've risen the past few years!
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:07:26 PM

Oil prices fall..... pump price remains the same.
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1fulltank
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:13:44 AM

Nice to see prices actually FALL on the heels of bad news.
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niceguytx
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 8:10:59 AM

More good news!
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CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 5:45:15 AM

Merry Christmas,
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 3:57:44 AM

Merry Christmas To All!
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sciguyrulz
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 11:22:08 PM

What saddens me about the "fiscal cliff" is that it is entirely man made. The representatives that were elected to office to protect our best interests can't get it together and have created our crisis. This isn't greed, it is ego....and that is really sickening!
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NemoIL
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:39:28 PM

Going over the fiscal cliff gives obama everything he wants, higher taxes on everybody, huge cuts to the military, and it grows the size of the federal government. And he can blame the republicans for the damage it does to our country.
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sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:30:42 PM

PRICES ARE GOING UP HERE
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:16:51 PM

they are on vacation
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jcdakota
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:12:52 PM

It's after the election so don't worry about the voters!! Jump over the cliff!!!
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jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:11:02 PM

Budget talks! Ha!
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UpSol7
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:10:00 PM

Gosh, gas prices fluctuate?
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:08:29 PM

after we go over the cliff, will the whole economy be "shovel ready" ?
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Dailyrun
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:08:16 PM

its a big mess
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:06:43 PM

Sell gas quickly!

Sell gas quickly!

Sell gas quickly!

Sell gas quickly!

Sell gas quickly!

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pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:06:29 PM

Prices aren't falling around here
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:06:07 PM

Merry Christmas.
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:05:21 PM

old news
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regout
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:05:00 PM

Good, maybe it will fall here.
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:04:59 PM

Prices go up and down.
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thuathienhue
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:04:09 PM

Ok
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:04:05 PM

Needs to keep falling!
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:03:34 PM

Good.
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Bus936
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:03:31 PM

Oil could have fallen, but the pump prices sure haven't.
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:02:33 PM

Merry Christmas to all.
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:01:46 PM

haven't seen it around here
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:59:44 PM

OK...
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regout
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:59:14 PM

Good, maybe it will fall here.
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frostyWV
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:56:32 PM

keep on falling.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:53:38 PM

Well, let me ask you something, @texasvet. When is this gonna stop? I mean it's Christmas, for Pete's sake and we have people here saying that the President is scum for going on vacation. There's nobody in Washington. They've all gone home! But I don't hear one peep about that.

I hate to break it to these people but we had an election and the guy you voted for didn't get elected. I'm sorry you're disappointed but get over it. Please tell me how all this venting of bile is helping anything.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:53:25 PM

This is like saying oil prices fall as winter snow blankets North Dakota.

No correlation.

The cliff is approaching as planned. It won't hurt - the falling part. It's the sudden stop that gets you.

Let's all hold hands as we go down together. Maybe sing Kumbaya on the way down. Who are those guys up there laughing at us?
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36IHBinder
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:53:22 PM

Put on your parachute. We are going over
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:51:45 PM

I cant believe this political one upmanship and name calling. Time to rally together Americans and get the economy fixed.
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pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:51:38 PM

Not around here, starting to rise
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vibdata
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:51:12 PM

Sorry. But I saw that oil prices ROSE today. They did not drop. And gas prices, which everyone was proclaiming would drop a lot, rose also. That means PAIN in the PUMP for all you GASSERS.
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:50:11 PM

Lets do nothing and let the pieces fall where they may.
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:48:13 PM

Liberals can't accept responsibility.
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texasvet
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:46:15 PM

Aviator Rob - That was a pretty curmudgeonly statement.
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texasvet
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:44:47 PM

N4PIP - You're what they refer to as a "low information voter".
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pcwhiz5385
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:39:07 PM

we're doing so good, then they throw us back into recession
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:35:43 PM

Wow, seriously people. Do the Internet trolls on this forum not take off one day even for CHRISTMAS??? You people should be ashamed of yourselves. What happened in your lives to make all of you such unyielding curmudgeons?

You're all a bunch of grinches that need your hearts to grow three sizes.
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The Republi-Cons holding up everything.
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:31:16 PM

Boehner and the Republicans screwed the U.S. economy over during the Bush years. Look what happened in 2008. Here we go again. Time to clean the House of anyone who pledges allegiance to Grover Norquist.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:30:28 PM

None of these predictions hold any weight. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:29:57 PM

anytime . . . .
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:29:15 PM

Won't matter.
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:27:20 PM

And Odummo is in Hawaii ignoring the whole thing. Some chief executive this nation has.
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FuelOilOH
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:24:06 PM

And on 12/26 it will go back up.
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BBHybrid
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:22:31 PM

liars. gas has not receedied. made up bull spit here
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We really need to fire everyone in Washington and start over with those who want to work for the people of America and not for themselves, the ones that are there now are lying, thieving, and traitors to our great, but but failing country, and they have duped us into believing their lies, they make laws that we are to follow, and they and their families are exempt from, why do we let them do this, This country was founded on WE THE PEOPLE, not WE THE GOVERNMENT.
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