U.S. politicians in oil-producing states want Congress to lift the 40-year U.S. oil export ban.
Crude oil inventories drop by 4 million barrels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Bank of America-Merrill Lynch global head of commodities research says oil companies may have trouble doing business with Russia after the downed Malaysia Airlines flight.
The discussion intensifies to lift the U.S. oil export ban amid the shale boom and heightened tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Investors watching copper prices should keep an eye on elections in Indonesia, where unprocessed ore exports are banned.
Inflation pressures pull back, at least for now.
GOP calls for changes to the sweeping Dodd-Frank Act won't have any impact on investors.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Monday marks its fourth anniversary since being signed into law.
Talk in Washington to lift the U.S. oil export ban has grown since the rise of tensions in Ukraine and Russia.
Shares of IBM drift sideways on Thursday making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.