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  • BP Edges Closer to Setting Up $20 Billion Fund Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
    Al Gros looks listens to Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, speak at a town hall meeting about the $20 billion fund set up to pay damage claims from the BP oil spill July 15, 2010 in Lafitte, Louisiana.

    A Justice Department official says negotiations with BP have been completed to ensure that the oil company follows through on a commitment to establish a $20 billion compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill.

  • Tamminen: A Green Tale of Two Cities Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 8:26 AM ET

    Lexington, Mass. and Colorado Springs, Colo. are taking radically different approaches to budget savings and the one implementing energy conservation is seeing a nice payoff.

  • What's On: Employment, Small But Feisty Stocks Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Workers are seen clearing the beach of the oil residue that has washed up on Pensacola Beach from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on June 7, 2010 in Pensacola, Florida. Early reports indicate that BP's latest plan to stem the flow of oil from the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident may be having some success.

    Media coverage of the Gulf oil spill’s effect on the gulf has focused on tourist income lost by the waterfront towns with footage of empty beaches, restaurants and T-shirt shops dominates the news. Interviews with devastated business owners are heart-rending. But they always end with references to somehow hanging on until “things get back to normal.”

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    Unsafe drinking water is the world’s largest cause of disease and death. The United Nations Development Program has stated that every $1 invested in water and sanitation produces $9 in healthcare cost reduction and economic development.

  • What's On: WalMart, Ford and Digital Records Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 7:37 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • GM Headquarters

    American taxpayers who spent $50 billion bailing out General Motors may see some returns, if the Obama administration allows it.

  • BP Could Decide Wednesday to Cement Gulf Well: Exec Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 6:01 PM ET
    Offshore supply vessels assist and observe the worksite of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

    BP could decide later Wednesday whether to pump cement into its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well from the top and begin plugging the leak for good, a company executive said. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • BP: The Inside Story Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    It’s pretty safe to say that BP has been the most-watched company in the world for the last 100+ days since the fire and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began.

  • A Coffee Conundrum Over Single-Pods Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    Green Mountain and its rivals are beginning to wrestle with the pod waste issue and searching for ways to make the packaging greener.

  • Booms laid for protection at Breton National Wildlife Refuge, near Venice, LA.

    Only about 26 percent of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak is still in the water or onshore, but most of it is diluted and breaking down rapidly, officials say. The NYT reports.

  • Spill Is Biggest Accidental Oil Release, New US Data Show Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 12:32 AM ET

    Nearly five million barrels of oil have gushed from BP’s well, federal scientists said, announcing the most precise estimates yet of the flow. The number would make it the biggest known spill into marine waters. The NYT reports.

  • Weak Economic Growth for Years: Duke Energy CEO Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Duke Energy reported better-than-expected earnings this morning, but James Rogers, Duke's chairman, president & CEO, told CNBC Tuesday that economic growth will be anemic over the next four or five years.

  • Let the iPhone Save the Planet Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 6:52 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    I have noticed that Apple delivers many familiar products and services in formats that are much lower in carbon content than the ones they replace, so maybe it can deliver an app that solves the problem of climate change and an energy inefficiency.

  • A worker makes adjustments to oil boom July 19, 2010 near Pointe Aux Chenes, Louisiana. Officials are concerned about leakage reportedly spotted near BP's newly installed oil well cap which appeared to be sealed.

    After insisting that a pair of costly relief wells were the only sure way to kill the Gulf oil leak, BP officials said Monday they may be able to do it with just lines running from a ship to the blown-out well a mile below.

  • Track The Spill's Progress Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, ruptured a well head in the Gulf of Mexico, setting in motion one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

  • Timeline of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:02 AM ET

    Following is a timeline of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its impact:

  • CEO Blog: Are You Prepared For A Disaster? Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 12:59 PM ET

    Corporate America has a lesson to learn here—we must act as though people’s lives and livelihoods depend upon our decisions. Because they do. The best defense against disaster, whether natural or man-made, is to take steps now to ensure your organization is safeguarded against accidents, fortified to withstand them, and buoyant enough to recover in their wake.

  • Can Social Media Help BP Recover? Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:38 AM ET
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    To rebuild BP's , advertising experts recommended that the company look beyond traditional media and take steps to build a relationship with the public through social media.

  • A truck enters a BP chemical plant near Hitchcock, Texas

    The SEC is closely looking at dates between April 20—when the oil explosion happened in the Gulf of Mexico—and late June—when the company was deeply engaged in trying to cap the oil well.