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In "Trading Places," the characters make money trading orange juice futures.

Orange juice futures are surging as Hurricane Dorian threatens to devastate Florida’s groves

Prices climbed about 9% to hit a three-month high this week as traders feared the storm would squeeze supply.

Iran is squirrelling millions of barrels of crude oil in Chinese ports to avoid breaching US sanctions

Iran is safely storing its crude and freeing up its tankers, while China can tap the stockpile if supply is disrupted or sanctions end.

Oil is surging as traders brace for the UK’s response to Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker

"Investors need to carefully watch the developments in Strait of Hormuz," one analyst wrote, as a fifth of global oil supply passes through it.

Asian shares plunged on China trade-war fears, and market optimism is ‘hanging by a thread’

A fresh threat of US tariffs against Europe and disappointing manufacturing data tempered the market mood following the US-China trade war truce last weekend.
Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih.

OPEC is stepping in as oil prices send an ominous signal about the global economy

Oil prices were lower following the move by OPEC, a signal that growth concerns have overwhelmed expectations for lower supply.

Oil is being propped up by Middle East tensions after the US used video to blame Iran for tanker attacks

Oil prices on Friday were pushed and pulled between competing drivers of Iran tensions and a supply glut.
Photo of the smoking tanker from the News Agency Of The (IRIB) Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (iribnews)

Oil is surging after a suspected torpedo attack on 2 tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Oil prices jumped at least 3% as traders feared Middle-Eastern tensions could reduce crude supplies.

Oil just tumbled into a bear market. Here’s why Trump’s trade war is to blame.

WTI crude oil is now in a bear market, down 21% from its April high. Analysts say global growth fear is the culprit.

Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.