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Venezuela’s Magic Number

Venezuela's bizarre system of currency controls makes no economic sense. Yet President Nicolás Maduro is determined to keep it.

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Cheap Oil Drives Calls for Gas-Tax Hike

But the bigger struggle will be to leverage that breathing room into political support for a broader carbon tax.

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Is Saudi Arabia Trying to Cripple American Fracking?

Well, it's said as much, but the real reason for the flood of new Saudi oil is more complicated.

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Black Gold and Black Swans: Where Is Oil Headed Next?

Market fundamentals point to a continued slide in oil prices. But the deck is stacked with jokers, and they're mostly wild.

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