Is Oil’s Slide Good News or Bad News for Stocks?

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Jim Seida | NBC News

This has not been a kind year for crude oil. Even as stocks have risen over 10 percent, crude oil has dropped nearly four percent. This even though crude oil usually rises with the stock market.

There are two main views on what this means. Some say it helps consumers, because it means lower gasoline prices. Others, however, say that crude and gasoline are telling us some bad news about consumers that the market hasn't priced in yet.

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