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Oil Caps Longest Rally in Two Years on Iran

Bloomberg -- Oil capped its longest rally since January 2010 as escalating tension with Iran threatens supplies and on signs of a global economic recovery.

Futures advanced above $109 a barrel for the first time in almost 10 months as sanctions against the Persian Gulf nation make it more difficult to sell oil. Iran dismissed UN atomic inspectors’ concerns that nuclear-weapon work is occurring, a document acquired by Bloomberg News showed. U.S., French and South Korean consumer confidence gained, reports showed today.

“Everyone is looking at $110 oil,” said Stephen Schork, president of the Schork Group in Villanova, Pennsylvania. “The tension between Iran and the West has risen to an incredible level. We’re trading on fear that this will deteriorate into a new war in the Middle East.”

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Greedy Wall Street oil speculators are laughing all the way to the bank. Why isn't Pres. Obama stopping this madness?
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Don't you love it when a commodity producer can jack up prices without doing anything more than issuing empty threats?
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When this blows over there will be a lot of speculators holding onto some fat contracts that they will eat
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Lots of people making lots of money ... on the backs of the common people. Some things never change.
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