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Gas Bubble

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An investigation into yet another growing financial bubble…this time, within the gas industry. Last week’s admission by J.P Morgan chase CEO Jamie Dimon that the company lost a staggering two billion dollars on one bad trade has revived the debate over more stringent regulation of Wall Street. While the story of corporate gambles has been long-focused on questionable securities like those that collapsed the housing market, a special report released by Reuters uncovers another industry involved in complex and risky financial engineering, big gas, specifically, the giant Chesapeake energy corporation.