A photo essay on the action in the pits of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
"One day they're up; the next they're down. No one can predict where oil prices are going, but millions of people are willing to make a bet on them every day. Ben Lopez, a trader with SCS Commodities, uses multiple phones while working in the oil futures pit of the New York Mercantile Exchange, located in Lower Manhattan."
Photo: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
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