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  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

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    American taxpayers who spent $50 billion bailing out General Motors may see some returns, if the Obama administration allows it.

  • Offshore supply vessels assist and observe the worksite of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

    BP could decide later Wednesday whether to pump cement into its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well from the top and begin plugging the leak for good, a company executive said. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • It’s pretty safe to say that BP has been the most-watched company in the world for the last 100+ days since the fire and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began.

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    Green Mountain and its rivals are beginning to wrestle with the pod waste issue and searching for ways to make the packaging greener.

  • Booms laid for protection at Breton National Wildlife Refuge, near Venice, LA.

    Only about 26 percent of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak is still in the water or onshore, but most of it is diluted and breaking down rapidly, officials say. The NYT reports.

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    Nearly five million barrels of oil have gushed from BP’s well, federal scientists said, announcing the most precise estimates yet of the flow. The number would make it the biggest known spill into marine waters. The NYT reports.

  • Duke Energy reported better-than-expected earnings this morning, but James Rogers, Duke's chairman, president & CEO, told CNBC Tuesday that economic growth will be anemic over the next four or five years.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    I have noticed that Apple delivers many familiar products and services in formats that are much lower in carbon content than the ones they replace, so maybe it can deliver an app that solves the problem of climate change and an energy inefficiency.

  • A worker makes adjustments to oil boom July 19, 2010 near Pointe Aux Chenes, Louisiana. Officials are concerned about leakage reportedly spotted near BP's newly installed oil well cap which appeared to be sealed.

    After insisting that a pair of costly relief wells were the only sure way to kill the Gulf oil leak, BP officials said Monday they may be able to do it with just lines running from a ship to the blown-out well a mile below.

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    An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, ruptured a well head in the Gulf of Mexico, setting in motion one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

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    Following is a timeline of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its impact:

  • Corporate America has a lesson to learn here—we must act as though people’s lives and livelihoods depend upon our decisions. Because they do. The best defense against disaster, whether natural or man-made, is to take steps now to ensure your organization is safeguarded against accidents, fortified to withstand them, and buoyant enough to recover in their wake.

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    To rebuild BP's , advertising experts recommended that the company look beyond traditional media and take steps to build a relationship with the public through social media.

  • A truck enters a BP chemical plant near Hitchcock, Texas

    The SEC is closely looking at dates between April 20—when the oil explosion happened in the Gulf of Mexico—and late June—when the company was deeply engaged in trying to cap the oil well.

  • 20-foot oil leak shooting up in plaquemines parish.

    Oil and gas leaked Tuesday from a damaged well on a waterway north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • BP CEO Tony Hayward

    The biggest challenge for Dudley is going to be reconfiguring the company culture toward rigorous accountability. Going forward, corporate social responsibility (CSR) will have a new found meaning at BP.

  • BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg

    Citing what a busy day it was, a meeting facilitator explained to investors and analysts that “Carl-Henric has other commitments he must fulfill” and that “unfortunately, he has to leave us now.” Mr. Svanberg had taken just four questions from callers.

  • Bob Dudley, the Executive Director of BP, arrives at their headquarters in St James's Square on July 26, 2010 in London, England.

    With the gush of oil apparently stopped in the Gulf of Mexico, BP will now focus on repairing its image and fixing the battered coastline, new company CEO Robert Dudley told CNBC.

  • Only one permit for shallow offshore drilling has been issued since June 18, effectively leading to an "unofficial mortatorium," Hercules Offshore CEO John Rynd said on CNBC Monday morning.