Ethanol Is Holy in Iowa. So Why Is Cruz Going After It?

Corn ethanol is Iowa's golden goose. But days before the state's pivotal caucus, the senator is gambling that he can bash it — and still win the vote.


Don’t Blame China for Plunging Oil Prices

Like other markets buffeted by Chinese economic headwinds, the oil market is in free-fall. But China’s slowdown isn’t really doing much to dampen its thirst for oil.


Oil Prices Have Hit a 10-Year Low. They’re Not Going to Stay There.

With demand still growing and output finally shrinking, today’s cheap oil could nearly triple in price in coming years.


Saudi Arabia and Iran Are at Each Other’s Throats. Why Are Oil Prices Falling?

So much crude is sloshing around the globe that even the prospect of growing Mideast unrest isn’t enough to spook oil traders.


The Afghanistan Land Bridge Is Finally Here

A long-awaited gas pipeline could bring prosperity and stability to some of the poorest countries in Central and South Asia. But can the project survive Kandahar?

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