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  • 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
    Tesla

    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
    Tony Hayward

    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
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    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.

  • Gulf Oil Full of Methane, Adding New Concerns Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 10:58 AM ET
    Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    It is an overlooked danger in the oil spill crisis: The crude gushing from the well contains vast amounts of natural gas that could pose a serious threat to the Gulf of Mexico's fragile ecosystem.

  • Sand That Absorbs Oil Could Help Clean Up Gulf Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    A contract worker patrol the beach to pick up oil that washed ashore on a public beach on June 2, 2010 in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Oil related to the Deepwater Horizon accident began to appear yesterday on the shores of Alabama.

    A hydrophobic sand that repels water and encapsulates oil could be one solution to soaking up all the crude from BP's leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Kaminsky's Call: BP Bonds to the Rescue? Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 8:47 AM ET
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    Some on Wall Street are saying that BP may have to pay lenders as much as 2.5 percent more than it typically does on similar bond issues. What does this mean for BP stock and investors?

  • Hate Oil Stocks Right Now? Buy Green Instead Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 7:14 AM ET

    Investors who want to avoid oil stocks in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill should look at alternative energy companies with the potential to rally such as Vestas Wind Systems and Veolia Environment, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC Friday.

  • Drill ship recovering oil from the ruptured British Petroleum oil well over the site in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    The drill ban could jeopardize 50,000 jobs, according to one estimate, hurting many blue-collar communities on the Gulf Coast. The NYT reports.

  • Cousteau Says Technology Can Clean Gulf Oil Now Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 6:52 PM ET
    A dead fish coated in heavy oil floats near shore June 4, 2010 near East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana.

    Facilities, by a company called Ecospshere Technologies, could be put in place within days to help lessen the damage of the BP Gulf oil spill and capture the oil for later processing, Jean-Michel Cousteau, president and founder of the Ocean Futures Society, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Gulf Oil Spill Victims Should File Claims Now: Feinberg Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 4:01 PM ET
    Kenneth R. Feinberg

    Gulf oil spill victims should file a claim as soon as possible, Ken Feinberg, head of the $20 Billion Fund to help victims said Thursday.