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  • BP's Corporate Image Moves: Pro and Con Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
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    BP is trying to defend its corporate image with a major ad campaign after causing the largest oil spill in US history. The campaign includes a TV commercial featuring BP CEO Tony Hayward apologizing for the environmental disaster and explaining to viewers what the company is doing to repair the damage. The campaign has been met with mostly criticism.

  • Tamminen: Gulf Spill Disaster Could Spell End of BP Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    Oil blobs wash ashore in Pensacola, Florida.

    Few have yet to grasp the potential damage claims that are yet to come from millions of people who live well beyond the immediate impact zone in the Gulf states.  The Loop Current and hurricanes will spread the mess far and wide.

  • Is the US in a Gloomy Rut? Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 7:54 AM ET
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    There's oil in the Gulf. Markets are tanking.  Unemployment remains high. The US is engaged in two wars and there are other trouble spotsw intensifying. Today, we want to know if you think the United States is in a rut. Share your opinion in our poll.

  • BP Works to Stem Another Torrent: Its CEO Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 1:59 AM ET
    Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Executive

    BP, already bedeviled by an out-of-control oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now finds itself with one more problem: Tony Hayward, its gaffe-prone chief executive. The NYT reports.

  • Oil Stains Beaches and Tourists as Slick Spreads Saturday, 5 Jun 2010 | 12:38 PM ET
    Contract workers patrol the beach to pick up oil that washed ashore on a public beach on June 2, 2010 in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Oil believed to be from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident began to appear yesterday on the shores of Alabama.

    BP cap collects  at least 6,000 barrels of oil in its first 24 hours of use, but crude from that busted underwater oil well is showing up in greater quantities and farther east along the Gulf's once pristine white beaches.

  • Obama: I'll Stand With the Gulf Saturday, 5 Jun 2010 | 8:46 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.

    President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will stand with Gulf Coast residents "until they are made whole" from the oil spill catastrophe.

  • Newest Challenge for Oil Rigs: Getting Financing Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
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    Billion-dollar oil rigs are starting to see a tremendous amount of financial strain due to the enormous amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Not Just for Horses: Hay Could Soak Up Gulf Oil Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 3:34 PM ET
    Daryl Carpenter demonstrates how ordinary hay can be used to remove oil from water.

    A Florida contractor demonstrates how hay could be an effective way of soaking up some of the oil from the BP well spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Is BP’s Hayward Doing Enough? Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 8:43 AM ET
    Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Executive

    BP's CEO Tony Hayward is trying to put the best spin on the spill, targeting the American public and investors. Is Hawyard doing enough to fix the problem? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Fury at BP Turns Into Protests and Vandalism Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 6:10 AM ET
    Simulated oil splatter on a BP gas station sign in Manhattan, New York.

    Anger over the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is spilling into streets as protests are organized at BP’s offices and gas stations around the country.

  • BP Will Survive: Securities Lawyer Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 3:38 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    In spite of theories that BP may not survive the financial after-effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill,  a securities attorney told CNBC Thursday  he believes the oil giant has the fiscal resources to do so.

  • How Product Could 'Eat the Oil' Polluting Gulf Coast Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 3:01 PM ET
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    A microbial product called HTP, derived from peat moss, could  "literally eat the oil" in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the CEO of a company that sells it.

  • Do Tech Gadgets in Autos Make Us Safer? Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 9:16 AM ET
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    There are more tech gadgets available than ever before, and many of them are going into your car's dashboard. Should they? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, US Says Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 10:39 PM ET
    Contract workers from BP ferry oil soaked waste to a pickup point as other workers use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?  The NYT reports.

  • Natural Gas Prices Rising Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    Since the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP  caught fire and sank on April 20, natural gas prices have gone up, and gone down and now seem headed north again.

  • President Barack Obama

    Seizing on a disastrous oil spill to advance his agenda, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to roll back billions of dollars in tax breaks for oil and send him a clean-energy bill that would help the nation end its "fossil fuel addiction" for good.

  • Market Over-reacting to Gulf Oil Spill? Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 7:32 PM ET

    Cramer thinks the spill is serious, but has hope for oil service plays.

  • Could 'Sham Wow' for Oil Help Gulf Clean Up? Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 7:07 PM ET
    Contract workers from BP use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    A Washington, DC company called First Line Technology has developed a product that could help in the clean up of the Gulf oil spill. It's just one of several ideas from private entrepreneurs hoping to assist in the effort.

  • Changes Coming to Avert Future Spills: President Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 12:29 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama says an independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill will thoroughly examine the disaster and its causes to ensure that the nation never faces such a catastrophe again.

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    Gas prices could climb higher than $5 a gallon by 2012 and oil companies could move exploration to other countries if the Obama administration’s suspension of offshore drilling continues for six months, John Hofmeister, a BP consultant and former Shell executive told CNBC Tuesday.