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  • Harsh Weather Hinders Clean-Up of North Sea Oil Spill Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 2:14 PM ET

    About 25,000 barrels of oil spilled into the Norwegian sector of the North Sea at the Statfjord oilfield on Wednesday and rough weather hindered the clean-up, operator StatoilHydro and energy officials said.

  • Energy Source with Melissa Francis Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    As you may have read in Sharon's post, both she and I are "sharing" the joy of making predictions for 2008 as part of CNBC's Outlook For '08. Here are mine, with as much "futuristic foresight" as I can muster:

  • Energy Source with Sharon Epperson Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:57 PM ET

    Melissa and I are taking part in the Outlook For '08 predictions, but we decided to split them up. So, out of the eight we are making, I took four and Melissa took four. That way, you'll get double the pleasure next year, of seeing whether the two of us are right!

  • Helium: Not Just for Parties Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    Demand for this gas is so tight it's being compared to oil. Here's how Cramer recommends playing it.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Boone Pickens

    I spoke with Boone Pickens Tuesday as he launched Clean Energy's (CLNE) next venture at the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. The basic idea is to wean trucks and buses from diesel, and fuel them instead with liquid natural gas.

  • Bank of America, Wachovia: A Down (Grade) Day Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Bank of America says their fourth quarter results will be "disappointing" and there are more write-downs coming due to exposure to collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). They will likely not be buying back stock until 2009. Down 2 percent pre-open.

  • CNBC Smoke Test - PAGE HEADLINE Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 3:12 AM ET

    The 1st part of  CNBC Smoke Test - ABSTRACT

  • US Sees Tight Global Oil Supplies Through 2008 Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    Global oil supplies are expected to remain tight through 2008 as demand grows "much faster" than the world's major oil producers are able, or willing, to boost their petroleum output, the U.S. government's top energy forecasting agency said Tuesday.

  • Ice Storm Trips Power, Paralyzes Key US Oil Hub Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:19 PM ET
    Man clears downed branches from a road outside his home in Forest Park, Oklahoma.

    A deadly ice storm in the U.S. heartland triggered power outages that paralyzed parts of the most important U.S. oil hub, threatening supplies to the region's oil refineries.

  • Gasoline to Peak Over $3.40 a Gallon Next Spring: EIA Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:16 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    The U.S. average retail gasoline price is expected to peak at a record of over $3.40 a gallon at the start of next spring's driving season, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday.

  • Weak Dollar, High Oil Have U.S. Over A Barrel Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:31 AM ET

    The two negative market trends are feeding on each other and creating double trouble for US consumers and the economy.

  • Playing the Earnings-Expectations Game Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 7:59 PM ET

    Some companies beat so consistently they bring better-than-expected reports to an art form.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Cramer: Agriculture Is an Energy Play Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

    As long as oil stays expensive, this bull market should grow steadily over the long term.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Week Ahead: Rock Show After the Fed Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 7:59 PM ET

    The markets may well sit quietly ahead of the Fed's rate decision Tuesday, but after that be prepared for more rock and roll.

  • Energy Bill Stalls as Democrats Seek Compromise Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 4:37 PM ET
    A cluster of windmills of the north side of Mars Hill Mountain is seen Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in Mars Hill, Maine. Maine land use regulators took a big step Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, toward denial of proposed wind project in Reddington Township, citing concerns about its visual impact. (AP Photo/ Robert F. Bukaty)

    Senate Democrats searched for a compromise on energy legislation as Republican leaders made clear they will oppose oil industry taxes and a mandate for utilities to use more wind and solar-generated electricity.

  • Jobs Report Keeps Fed Debate A "Work In Progress" Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    The slightly better-than-expected increase in November non-farm jobs gave some support to stock prices, but has done little to change the debate about what the Fed will do when it meets on Tuesday. The Street has been in hot debate about whether the Fed will trim the target 4.50 percent Fed funds rate target by a quarter or a half point.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 4:37 PM ET

    You can feel the tension building ahead of Friday's jobs data. The November employment report will be a major factor driving Friday's markets and is also possibly the most important economic headline ahead of the Fed's interest rate decision Tuesday.

  • Stocks Close Higher On Subprime Plan Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher on hopes that a government plan to stem home foreclosures would help ease the housing slump's drag on the economy and underpin profit growth.

  • US House Approves $21.5 Billion Energy Bill; Veto Seen Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    The House of Representatives Thursday passed an energy bill that would boost vehicle fuel economy requirements by 40 percent by 2020, raise ethanol use by five-fold by 2022 and impose $13 billion in new taxes on big oil and gas companies.

  • Chevron Sees 2008 Spending Up 15 Percent Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 3:33 PM ET

    Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil and gas company, said Thursday it expects its capital spending to rise by about 15 percent as the company works to bring several large-scale oil and gas projects online in a high-cost environment.

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