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Chesapeake posts 1Q loss on derivative contracts

Natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy says it took a $205 million first-quarter loss after marking down the value of derivatives contracts used to guard against rising energy costs. Full story

Politics at the gas pump

   Political analyst Nate Silver and panel debate whether a failure to address soaring energy prices will diminish President Barack Obama’s hopes for re-election.

Treasury prices rise after inflation worries wane

Treasury prices rose Friday after a report on consumer prices in March showed that inflation remains tame. Full story

InterOil shares tumble as analyst cuts rating

Shares of InterOil Corp. tumbled on Tuesday as energy prices tumbled and an analyst downgraded the stock, saying the company's newest development partnership could push back timelines on other projects. Full story

Oil settles higher, near $109

Oil rose again Wednesday, passing $109 a barrel at one point, as the dollar weakened against major foreign currencies. Here's how energy prices traded. Full story

Fed's energy cost worries could mean rate hike

Federal Reserve officials raised concerns last month that a big jump in energy prices could weaken the economy and unleash inflation. Full story

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  Obama addresses rising energy prices, quake

President Obama holds a news conference to address the rise at home in energy prices, Libya, the budget, and Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Chris Matthews, Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund, and the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart comment.