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  • Cody Fonseca (left) and his brother Chris sort through blue crab caught in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary at the La Blue Crab Company on May 3, 2010 in Larose, Louisiana,

    Despite all the skimmers and sweepers, most of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico sinks to the bottom or washes up on the shore and then sinks down in shallow layers below the sand, profoundly restructuring the ecosystem. The change cannot be undone in a lifetime.

  • Tony Hayward

    The company is making a serious mistake by being so secretive about the true nature of it capital needs.

  • Floor hands and engineers adjust a down hole motor used for directional drilling on a natural gas drilling platform.

    How much do you know about the oil industry and the different types of oil out there? Take this quiz and find out.

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    Some of BP’s other trading partners, or counterparties, are asking for letters of credit from banks to guarantee that BP will make good on future trading debts, says one of the people familiar with the matter.

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    Gander Mountain charged that on co-branded cards—these are cards that can be used anywhere as a Gander Mountain Master Card—ADS won’t give credit to Gander Mountain customers with FICO scores above 800.

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    More than two thirds of major corporations globally plan to spend up to 5 percent of their revenues on carbon cutting initiatives over the next two years.

  • Workers use a vacuum as they continue the cleanup of oil in Barataria Bay June 19, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana.

    While oil companies have spent billions of dollars to drill deeper and farther out to sea, relatively little money and research have gone into finding new, improved ways to respond to oil spills in deepsea conditions like those in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Cramer breaks down the biggest indicators of the markets that will unfold in the days to come.

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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."

  • 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.

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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.

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

  • 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. 

  • 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?

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    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..?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Tesla

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