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Obama on Libya: West should have done More

US President Barack Obama has said the international community should have done more to prevent a leadership vacuum in Libya. Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, he said the international community must work harder in future to ensure states do not implode. "Even as we helped the Libyan people bring an end […]

Obama oil margin plan could increase price swings

President Barack Obama's bid to dampen the influence of oil speculators by having regulators set trading margins could backfire, potentially making prices even more volatile and leaving crude dominated only by those with the deepest pockets. Under Obama's request to Congress, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) would determine how much speculators need to pay […]