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

    In the first lease auction for Gulf of Mexico oil & gas drilling held since the  BP oil spill, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is expected to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the federal treasury. 

  • Drill, Drill Drill: Feds Lease Offshore Oil Fields

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the federal government auctioning off land for oil drilling in New Orleans.

  • Oil Jumps on Iranian Military Exercises

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the rise of oil prices as Iran's military exercises take place in the Strait of Hormuz.

  • Global Warming

    With the only international emissions agreement, the Kyoto Protocol, expiring in 2012 and greenhouse gases still rising, we clearly need a new obsession — or a way to pay for the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, says CNBC.com guest blogger Terry Tamminen.

  • Tesla Model S

    Nothing goes up forever, certainly not in the stock market. But among the auto stocks, Tesla shares have been among the few that have motored higher as the sector has stalled this year. Just for comparison, year-to-date TSLA shares are up 14.5% while the S&P auto manufacturers index is down 35.3%.

  • EIA Oil Inventories Data

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the data on crude oil inventories demand this week.

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    Scrutiny over oil and gas fracking, a hard landing for rare earth stocks, and a surprising jobs engine.

  • The world’s biggest and most important cities aren’t often the best places in which to live. High levels of crime, traffic congestion, and long commutes can worsen the quality of life. So which are the best cities to live in the world?We've put together a list of the world's 15 best cities, according to human resources consulting firm Mercer's 2011 quality of living survey. The annual report looks at living conditions in 221 cities worldwide and ranks them against New York as a base city in 10 c

    So which are the best cities to live in the world?  We've put together a list of the world's 15 cities with the best quality of life.

  • Daniel Yergin

    Daniel Yergin shared his thoughts with CNBC on some of the hot topics in the energy world. Yergin is the author of the new best-seller "The Quest: Energy Security and the Remaking of the Modern World," the successor to his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Prize."

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    Environmental laws and regulations are not the evil that some politicians would have you believe, says CNBC.com guest blogger Terry Tamminen.

  • The India Gate, a war memorial, covered in haze in New Delhi, India.

    India has recently pulled far ahead of China on one dubious development marker — air pollution in the country’s capital. The NYT reports.

  • Cramer Eyes Green Plains

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses eco-friendly stocks like Green Plains and EOG Resources.

  • Economic Boom in Ohio & Pennsylvania

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the push to find an alternative to oil is fueling an economic boom throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.

  • Yingluck Shinawatra, the opposition Puea Thai party candidate and sister of fugitive Thai ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, speaks during a press conference after becoming the Southeast Asian kingdom's first female prime minister.

    With Thailand recovering from the worst flooding to hit the country in decades, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the government is serious about solving the country's long-term problems and will invest in water management to ensure such flooding doesn't happen again.

  • Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • Can Infrastructure Be Fixed?

    Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, discusses what it will take to improve America's infrastructure.

  • People, Planet, Profit: Railroads Plastic Ties

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at railroads using plastics to make railroad ties.

  • Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    Apple has hired an outside specialist firm to help audit the environmental practices of its suppliers in China following a series of critical reports by activists. The FT reports.

  • T. Boone on Energy Independence

    T. Boone Pickens discusses his outlook for energy and how easy it is for the United States to develop its own energy and the benefits of getting off of OPEC's oil.

  • T. Boone Pickens: A New Energy Plan

    Turmoil continues to spread in Europe, based on the day's headlines. T. Boone Pickens, founder & CEO, BP Capital Management, talks about the progress of his Picken's plan to develop an energy plan for the U.S. He also comments on the new Keystone pipeline that's running from Canada to Texas.