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  • Chevron vs. Ecuador in Pollution Lawsuit Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 10:07 PM ET

    Chevron Corp., on trial here for allegedly failing to clean up billions of gallons of toxic wastewater in the Ecuadorean jungle, on Monday criticized the judge presiding over the case for creating "obstacles" to a fair trial.

  • Pacific Rim Nations Bicker Over Global Warming Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 9:55 PM ET

    Pacific Rim nations bickered Monday over a proposal to curb global warming, with host Australia saying a modest agreement on climate change would be a success.

  • Oil climbed further above $74 on Monday, within sight of its record high, as OPEC kept a lid on output in the run-up to its Sept. 11 ministerial meeting.

  • Exxon Valdez Plaintiffs Want $5B Penalty Restored Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 7:36 AM ET
    Exxon Mobile

    Plaintiffs in the long-running case surrounding the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil disaster this week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to restore a $5 billion punitive fine against Exxon Mobil, a petition filed with highest U.S. court shows.

  • Real Estate: Blown Off In Florida Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 4:31 PM ET
    Debris litters the beach Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Pensacola, Fla., in an aerial photo taken by the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spent most of the day assessing damage to ports, waterways, land and property.  (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

    Residents of Florida don’t need an anniversary to remember Katrina; they get a reminder every month in their homeowner’s insurance bill.  The devastating hurricane season of 2005 caused and is still causing many insurers to either raise rates or drop coverage entirely.

  • Shell, Dow in Talks on Iraq Chemical Plant Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 1:36 PM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Dow Chemical are in talks with the Iraqi government to renovate and expand a chemical plant in southern Iraq at a cost of up to $2.1 billion, the Iraqi industry minister said.

  • Oil prices slipped as worries about global economic health outweighed concerns that U.S. refinery problems could hit supplies in the world's top consumer.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Nordex Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 7:24 AM ET

    Shares of Germany's Nordex surged 14% at the European open on continued speculation its two main shareholders, Goldman Sachs and CMP Capital Management Partners, were planning to sell their stakes in the wind-turbine maker.

  • Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly rose 2.8 percent to an 870,000 annual sales pacein July, reversing two months of declines, and inventories eased, a Commerce Department report showed on Friday. Despite the surprising strength, some economists said the housing outlook remains grim.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 9:52 AM ET

    Wall Street prepares for lift off on the opening amid calmer credit markets, higher world stock markets and some merger news. European stock markets are comfortably higher, and Asia closed higher though Japan stocks were flat on the rising yen.

  • Hurricane Dean Weakens to Category 1 over Yucatan Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 2:33 PM ET

    Hurricane Dean plowed into the Caribbean coast of Mexico on Tuesday as a roaring Category 5 hurricane, the most intense Atlantic storm to make landfall in two decades, but has since weakened and been downgraded to a Category 1 storm.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    Stock traders will be looking over their shoulders at the credit markets as a furious flight to quality into Treasuries keeps the pressure on stocks prices. For now, stock futures are higher and look set for a firmer opening.

  • Hurricane Dean Takes Aim at Mexico's Yucatan Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 8:32 AM ET

    Hurricane Dean, the Atlantic season's first major storm, was heading toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a powerful Category 4 storm early Monday as it continued to track west across the Caribbean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

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    Senate Democrats' fruitless effort to force a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq this week carries a side lesson for everyone on Wall Street watching other parts of the Washington political agenda. The lesson? From hedge fund taxes to energy legislation to expansion of government-financed health care, it appears that the domestic policy phase of the Bush presidency is pretty well over.

  • Environmentalist Lashes Out at Bottled Water Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    Beverage companies are looking to bottled water for profits, but environmentalists are speaking out in their opposition to the popular product. If the number of bottled waters consumed by Americans annually were laid out end to end, they would stretch around the globe 500 times, according to the Sierra Club's Ruth Caplan, who appeared on CNBC's "Morning Call."

  • Paris Aims to Cut Traffic With Bikes Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 5:24 AM ET

    The City of Light wants to be the city that bikes.

  • Live Earth: Not Quite A Global Audience Warmer Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 3:10 PM ET
    Live Earth - Japan

    After all the hubbub about Live Earth, it wasn't quite the worldwide phenomenon everyone was hoping. I had intentions of watching the concert, but ended up spending time outside enjoying the lovely summer weather. The estimated 2.7 million viewers fell short of the 3 million viewers NBC usually draws on summer Saturday nights with repeats and Stanley Cup Hockey.

  • Don’t get Gored when running with the Bulls Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 6:30 AM ET

    Boom! Monday morning and the Chinese markets notch up 3% intra-session. Oil hangs on to $75 a barrel, the dollar is firm and European bourses are fired up to make early gains. If the de-risking trade is on-going into what traditionally should be a Summer slowdown then it is proving tricky finding the evidence.

  • Al Gore: He's Got A Big Idea Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 2:56 PM ET
    Donny Deutsch with Al Gore

    Like him or not, Al Gore has some big ideas. It doesn't matter whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent. It doesn't matter whether you think global warming is man-made, natural, God’s will, or not happening at all. And it doesn't matter whether you’re buying sun tan oil by the case or getting ready for a climate apocalypse. No matter where you stand, there’s something you can learn about PASSION from Al Gore.

  • Silicon Chip

    You'd think that with sand being one of the world's most abundant natural resources--and the key ingredient used in chip making--that there'd be no chance of a silicon shortage. You'd be wrong, and you can thank the incredibly fast growing solar panel industry for the problem. These two industries have been fighting for raw material to fuel their growth for some time, but now, an innovative solution may make both sides happy--and generate many happy returns for investors in companies like Intel, National Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Freescale, AMD and so many others.