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Oversupply Driving Down Raw Materials Costs

So far this year, U.S. oil futures are down 13%, while cotton prices have fallen 19%. Sugar is 20% lower. Copper is off 21% from its February 2011 record. A glut of raw materials from crude oil to copper to

The Stealth Return of $100 Oil – WSJ.com

Gasoline prices averaged $3.14 a gallon in the U.S. last week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, up 2.9% from Dec. 27. In February 2008, when oil prices settled in triple digits for the first time in history, retail

U.S. Dairy Farms Miss Agriculture Boom on Feed Costs (Update1) – Bloomberg.com

This year’s agriculture boom is a bust for U.S. dairy farmers as surging costs for cattle feed compound a glut of milk products. While the 27 percent jump in wheat prices and 48 percent gain in cotton may send farm