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Experts confused with unexpected fall in oil prices

A market tumult was observed by the U.S Regulators and traders, due to a frantic and elevated volume of trading on Monday. The trade resulted in trimming of oil price by $4 late Monday, leaving traders and regulators desperately guessing the cause for this fast and irate plunge in oil market in recent years.

Oil supply disruption could lead to further rise in gas prices

A leak discovered on Saturday morning has led to the shutdown of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System, operated by a consortium in which BP holds the largest share. Though the spill is minimal but it can lead to a short term increase in the already above normal prices of gas.

3 Top Stocks at Half Price

 You love buying your shirts when they go on sale. And who can resist a buy-one-get-one-free offer? So when our stocks go on sale, why do we bemoan their low prices? Smart investors like Warren Buffett or Marty Whitman love it when their stocks are suddenly selling at bargain-basement prices. For them, these companies become no-brainer buys.


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Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

Best Values in Oil and Gas

Study after study has shown that stocks with low price-to-earnings multiples significantly outperform high P/E stocks. Research from my favorite investing guru, NYU professor Aswath Damodaran, pegged the outperformance at anywhere from 9% to 12% per year, depending on the study period. That's big money we're talking about.

BRP recalls 1,000 snowmobiles

Washington -- A U.S. consumer watchdog agency said BRP of Sturtevant, Wis., has recalled 1,000 snowmobiles due to sparks in the gas tank that could trigger an explosion.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said electrostatic charges can build up in the fuel tanks when the engine is left idling on BRP Ski-Doo Expedition and Skandic Snowmobiles.

The recall involves 2005 Expedition TUV 600 H.O. SDI, 2007 Skandic SWT V-800, 2008 Skandic SUV 600 HO SDI, and 2008-2010 Skandic SWT V-800 snowmobiles.

The snowmobiles were imported from Finland and sold nationwide from March 2004 through March 2010 for about $9,500.

Consumers were advised to stop using the snowmobiles and contact BRP US Inc. to schedule a free repair.

CO2 seen driving comet's 'jets'

College Park, Md. -- NASA's close encounter with comet Hartley 2 found dry ice is the fuel for jets of gas and dust bursting from the comet's surface, U.S. researchers say.

Images from the University of Maryland-led EPOXI mission flyby show spectacular jets of gas and particles shooting from many distinct spots on the surface of the comet, a university release said Wednesday.

Spectral analysis of the materials coming from the jets shows primarily CO2 gas (carbon dioxide) and particles of dust and ice, researchers said.

"Previously it was thought that water vapor from water ice was the propulsive force behind jets of material coming off of the body, or nucleus, of the comet," UM astronomy professor Jessica Sunshine said.

Technical glitch delays Discovery launch once again

Discovery’s launch has again been delayed, this time after a hydrogen leak was detected in the space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

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Poll: Action needed on global warming

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Large majorities in three U.S. states say global warming is a threat and they support government efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions, a poll indicates.

More than three quarters of the residents of Florida, Maine and Massachusetts contacted in a Stanford University poll think that if the world has been warming, it has been due primarily or at least partly to "things people do," a university release said Tuesday.

And similar numbers agree the U.S. government should take action to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by businesses, the poll found.