CNBC Utilities Page What Investors Should Know


  • 'Cliff' Talks Could Trump Santa Stocks Rally Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    With little else to distract traders, the latest developments in the "fiscal cliff" talks are likely to be the biggest driver for Friday's markets.

  • Cramer’s Plan to Break OPEC, Really! Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:37 PM ET

    “We may be squandering a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Jim Cramer, an opportunity to finally break the back of OPEC.”

  • Cramer: ‘This’ Comeback Story Deserves Attention Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    “I want to highlight a retail comeback story,” said Cramer on Thursday’s broadcast, “one that’s definitely not getting the credit it deserves.”

  • Biggest Stock Buybacks in 2012 Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey

    Sixty companies in the S&P 500 announced share buyback programs worth at least $1 billion so far this year.

  • Wall Street's Stocks With the Biggest Short Interest Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    On a monthly basis, exchanges release "short interest" data, revealing the companies with the largest bets being placed against their success by hedge funds and other speculators. They are the most hated stocks on Wall Street.

  • Is RIM a Slam Dunk? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins speaks during the BlackBerry Jam 2012 conference at the San Jose Convention Center on September 25, 2012 in San Jose, California.

    Yesterday, the market got its first look at what Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 is likely to look like when photos leaked online. RIM's shares jumped 5.6% yesterday, and have doubled in price since its September lows.

  • Apple TV Just a ‘Head-Fake’: Porter Bibb Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:21 PM ET
    Apple TV is a Head Shake: Bibb

    Apple's TV innovation will be in software, not hardware, said Porter Bibb of Media Tech Capital Partners.

  • When Will Unemployment Fulfill the Fed's Prediction? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 1:15 PM ET
    Will Bernanke Tip Hand on More Fed Easing Measures?

    The downward drift of the unemployment rate, combined with the Fed's promise to keep pumping money, gives investors a clue to when joblessness may improve.

  • Two Money Printing Winners & Losers Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
    Citigroup Headquarters in Long Island City, New York.

    After the U.S. Fed announcement, the KBW Bank Index closed higher. on the winners and losers.

  • Futures Now: Gold Gets Hammered Post-Fed Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    Futures Now: Gold Gets Hammered Post-Fed

    The "Futures Now" team discusses whether the precious metal has found a bottom, and how to play it.

  • Nasdaq Cancels Odd Pre-Market Trades in 9 Stocks Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    Citigroup Headquarters in Long Island City, New York.

    Stock exchange operator Nasdaq OMX is cancelling a series of premarket trades that resulted in wild price swings in a number of stocks including Citigroup and Hewlett-Packard, the exchange said.

  • Is the Top in for Gold? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

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  • Four Uses for Life Insurance You Never Thought Of Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    We may first buy life insurance when we become parents. But some of the best strategies apply after the kids are out and the house is paid off.

  • Gold Plunges Below $1,700 Amid 'Fiscal Cliff' Worries Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 10:48 AM ET

    Gold plunged below $1,700 an ounce Thursday morning as traders turned from enthusiasm over the the announcement of more monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve to fears about the looming "fiscal cliff."

  • When Will the Bond Bubble Burst? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:40 AM ET
    8 tax breaks that cost Treasury trillions

    When will the bond bubble burst? The Fed's action yesterday has reignited debate about the Bond Bubble.

  • 5 Ways to Succeed in Any Economy Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:23 AM ET
    Small business

    We are in an environment, where people who win are those who take initiative. Here are five strategies for ensuring success in any economy.

  • Target-Date Funds' Popularity Shows in Top 401(k) List Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    The average plan on a list of top 401(k) plans had 4.9 percent of its assets in target-date funds.

  • Gold Mega-Rally Hangs in Balance After Fed Decision Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    The price of gold posted a surprising decline of 1 percent on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced its latest bout of bond buying and analysts have told CNBC that gold's mega-rally is in the balance.

  • Stocks Are the New Bonds: Goldman Sachs Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    Central bank quantitative easing programs have left little value in the credit markets, so investors should be looking for returns in European equities rather than bonds, Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist at Goldman Sachs told CNBC.

  • Will Sony Become the Next Research In Motion? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:14 AM ET
    Sony, Panasonic Face 2, 3 Years of 'Poor Profitability': Fitch

    Several large consumer-technology stocks have bounced after long sell-offs, and one trader is betting that Sony will join the crowd.