Rick Newman


June 2008


Don't Blame Me for $4 Gas

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The following commentary aired on the PBS program Nightly Business Report on June 27.

Whose fault is it?

I could be talking about the housing bust or the credit crunch, but today's crisis is record-high oil and gas prices. So let's finger the boogeyman responsible for that.

Maybe it's the government's ...

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gas prices

6 Myths About Oil Speculators

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So now we know who's really responsible for $4 gas. Finger-pointers from Washington, the International Monetary Fund, and even Saudi Arabia no longer seem to buy the idea that the demand for oil around the world is simply growing faster than the supply, driving prices to record highs close to $140 ...

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oil

The Oddities of Driving a Puny Car

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So this is the wave of the future. Or maybe a wavelet. I'm piloting the new Smart fortwo coupe along the highway in a thick rainstorm, feeling like a kid crossing a busy street on his own for the first time: Should I even be here? The fortwo is so tiny—28 percent shorter than a Mini Cooper—that I ...

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driving
cars

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