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  • Kaminsky's Call: Smart Tips for Investors Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
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    Watch how the dumb money invests so you can make smart decisions, says Gary Kaminsky of CNBC's "The Strategy Session."

  • British Firm Aims to Rescue Gulf of Mexico Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 6:32 AM ET

    With US/UK relations under strain because of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of Brits intends to try and give a helping hand.

  • BP Bond Offering Hits a Snag Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:57 PM ET
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    It soon became clear that the “risk factors” section of the documents, in which BP would lay out the perceived risks to its bondholders, was too delicate an explanation to rush, says one of the people familiar with the matter, and the company realized it would likely need at least another week to finish the prospectus.

  • Gulf Spill Forces Oysters Off Red Lobster's Menu Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

    Red Lobster will soon take oysters off its menu, after its supplier was forced to shut down due to oil spill in the Gulf.

  • NextEra CEO: Solar Energy Is the New Wind Energy Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores why our nation needs to focus more on renewable and cleaner sources of energy said, NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Lew Hay. 

  • Accidents Will Happen Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 11:05 AM ET
    The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    What if Deepwater Horizon was a nuclear plant?

  • Chinese Firms Using 'Back Door' to US Exchanges Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

    With so much attention on Chinese stocks, something that gets very little attention: US-listed Chinese companies that went public through the back door. The back door, in this case..?

  • Farrell: Trade War Diverted and Tony Did What? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    The threat of a trade war between the US and China is greatly reduced. The move should help combat Chinese inflation a little by making imports less expensive. The only major country the Chinese have a trade surplus with is the US. Exporters to China should still see better trade as the richer currency buys more.

  • Gulf Prepares for Possible Blackouts Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    A Greenpeace activist walks on an oil-covered beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Although BP says that it is capturing more of the massive oil leak, thousands of barrels continue gushing into the Gulf south of the Louisiana coast.

    Blackouts are one more possible problem related to the BP oil spill for the residents of the Gulf of Mexico region. If that happens, the power outages have the potential to impact homes and businesses from western Louisiana to eastern Florida.

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    White House shakedown? In a recent ten-year period, for example, oil companies lavished Congress with nearly $200 million in campaign contributions and reaped one hundred times that figure from the US Treasury in return

  • 'Give BP Some Credit': Feinberg Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 11:29 AM ET
    A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    BP deserves acknowledgement for the claims it has made to date to the Gulf of Mexico region and its residents and its agreement last week with the government to pay out some $20 billion, Ken Feinberg, BP escrow account administrator, told CNBC Monday.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Tesla Motors' Hot New IPO Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    These energy-conscious companies have fared well this year and continue to attract portfolio mangers' interest.

  • BP Shares Not Struggling Historically: Charts Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 6:42 AM ET

    While shares of BP have tumbled since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the shares of the company aren't much worse off than other major shares in London, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special appointee for executive compensation.

    “Investors in BP should know that there’s now an alternative to the litigation system in place,” Kenneth Feinberg said in a telephone interview with CNBC Sunday afternoon. “I think that’s a really helpful sign if you’re an investor.”

  • BP, The White House & Congress Are All Dirty Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 4:58 PM ET
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    All eyes in Washington, Wall Street and Main Street were turned on the Congressional show trial featuring beleaguered BP CEO Tony Hayward yesterday. Hayward was a disaster. He played dumb. He stonewalled. And he never got honest about BP's colossal failure of human judgment that caused this catastrophe. But folks, seriously, what did you expect?

  • BP $5 Billion Debt Offering May Yield Up to 10% Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 4:26 PM ET
    A truck enters a BP chemical plant near Hitchcock, Texas

    BP executives met in London Friday with investment bankers to discuss a likely bond offering as early as Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • Public Will Demand More Oil Regulation: Conoco CEO Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 1:43 PM ET
    James Mulva

    The public, both the American and those throughout the world, will demand greater regulation of the oil industry in light of the BP  Gulf of Mexico spill, James Mulva, chairman and CEO of industry giant ConocoPhillips,  told CNBC Friday.

  • One company's pain is often another's gain. And BP's woes have sent this stock to an all-time high.

  • Moratorium Could Help BP: Oil Researcher Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    The Obama administration's six-month moratorium on oil drilling could benefit BP, John Kingston, director of oil at Platts, a provider of energy information, told CNBC.

  • ETFs Killed the Stock-Picking Star Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 11:20 AM ET

    The correlation of S&P 500 members to daily move in the benchmark overall has been steadily rising toward parity over the last 10 years, a sign that exchange-traded funds, electronic trading and a short-term mentality is slowly killing individual stock picking based on fundamentals.