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Sugar Games: A Peek Inside the Elite, High-Stakes Gamble of Sugar Futures

A handful of the world's biggest merchants play a high-stakes game every few weeks and a well-connected newcomer from Asia, Wilmar International, just sat down at the table. The stakes are in sugar often worth hundreds of millions of dollars; the occasion is the expiry of futures contracts.

Five Ways the Government Could Make Oil Prices Fall

Fears over Mideast turmoil have pushed oil and gas prices sky high, which risks tipping the U.S. economy back in to a recession. But the government isn't powerless when it comes to oil prices: Here are five things that Washington and the states can do that would quickly reduce our pain at the pump.

Sugar Prices Surge on Australian Cyclone

Sugar prices hit three-decade highs of almost 36 cent a pound Wednesday due to the anticipated effects of the monstrous category 5 cyclone that just hit Australia, the world's third-largest sugar producer, which was already suffering from the effects of recent storms and floods.