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  • New Cadillac CTS: Will It Drive Customers Back? Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 10:15 AM ET
    2007 Cadillac CTS

    It's "prove it" time again for Cadillac. If you are into luxury cars, you might be thinking to yourself, 'wait, isn't it prove it time every 5 or 6 years for Cadillac?' Well yes, you are right. This time, while Cadillac is not hurting the way it was back in 2000 and 2001, but it is in need of a boost.

  • Fed Still The Focus For Markets Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    Stocks are striking a sour note before the open, with market talk focused full force on the Fed.Traders are also watching a Fed report, due at 10 a.m. New York time on the amount of commercial paper outstanding. Second quarter GDP, released this morning, was revised to 4% from 3.4%.

  • Coal Futures Debut Pushed to Next Year Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 8:53 AM ET
    Coal Plant

    The first physical coal futures contract should start trading on an international exchange in the first or second quarter of next year, the head of electronic coal trading platform globalCOAL said this week.

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

    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.

  • SUV's Safer, But Too Late For Buying Public? Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    After years of complaints, and clear cut evidence that sport utility vehicles are more prone to flip over in accidents, there is finally good news. Funny thing is, just as suv's become safer, they've lost much of their appeal. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration has given 4 stars to more than half of the SUV's it put through roll-over tests.

  • 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.

  • Financial Shares Sell-Off Grips Markets Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    Fear of financial companies is again gripping world stock markets. Selling in financial shares-- banks and brokers--was a theme in the U.S. market yesterday but continued around the globe as investors worry that credit problems would show up on the books of major financial institutions. Several headlines helped stir the fear. European markets are weaker this morning, and Asian stocks closed mostly lower.

  • No. 3 - Trading Oil's Impact Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 9:38 AM ET

    Oil has been unquestionably the most important macro-factor for the markets for the last half-decade. From Saudi Arabia to Wal-Mart, oil prices affect everyone. A warm winter can send heating oil prices tumbling, but an event in the Middle East can send crude skyrocketing.

  • Treasury Auction "Quenches" Thirst: Calms Market Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 2:25 PM ET

    What a difference a week makes. The U.S. Treasury auctioned a record amount of short-term bills this week which is calming the market. "It quenches the thirst for risk-free paper," says CNBC's Rick Santelli. Today's combined record $43 billion auction in three and six-month bills saw the strongest demand since June and drew much higher yields than we saw last week.

  • Energy Stocks Still A Good Long-Term Investment Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 1:38 PM ET
    ** FILE ** This undated photo shows a Shell Oil rig in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Nigeria's latest hostage crisis came to a peaceful end Sunday, June 4, 2006, as six Britons, one American and one Canadian held captive for two days were released unharmed, looking tired, but in good health. A group of unidentified militants from southeastern Bayesla state who were demanding jobs and money kidnapped the expatriates Friday from an offshore oil platform operated by Dolphin Drilling Ltd. (AP Photo/Shel

    Energy stocks are still a solid investment for the long haul, say market strategists, though rampant speculation and big price swings could make it a bumpy ride for investors.

  • Stock Futures Weaker, Housing Data in Focus Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stocks start the week on a weak note as investors await existing home sales data at 10 am New York time. A flurry of takeover headlines is getting attention, most importantly the revised deal by three private equity firms for Home Depot's service unit. The three buyers, Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, agreed to buy the unit for $8.5 billion, 18% less than the original price agreed in June.

  • Fuel Efficiency: Dependent On Internal Combustion? Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 8:33 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Perhaps more than any other comment, the one I hear the most from readers is "when are we gonna see cars and trucks with better mileage?" Typically those comments are followed by questions about hybrids, diesels, or sometimes even electric models. I bring this up because we are at a crossroads in the auto industry. On Friday, GM showed reporters a new engine it's developing that, in theory, will be 15% more fuel efficient.

  • Sell Block Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | 11:34 AM ET

    Cramer spent this week talking about his $80-to-$120 picks. The good news is they’re beating the S&P. The bad news is they’re in the red.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.

  • U.S. stocks bounced off earlier lows but closed with small losses amid ongoing worries regarding the global credit environment. "The conventional logic was that the worst was behind us but then reality set in and there's still trouble out there," said Dan McMahon, head of listed trading at CIBC World Markets.

  • BP Offers Gazprom Trinidad LNG for Global Venture Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 6:51 AM ET

    BP has offered to contribute part of its liquefied natural gas business in Trinidad and Tobago to its global venture with Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Oil major BP has offered to contribute part of its liquefied natural gas business in Trinidad and Tobago to its global venture with Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Australia's Santos First-Half Profit Net Falls 29% Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 10:46 PM ET

    Australian oil and gas producer Santos on Thursday reported a 29% drop in first-half net profit as record production was more than offset by a strong Australian dollar and higher depreciation.

  • A late rally pushed U.S. stocks sharply higher at the close as takeover news and rate-cut speculation overshadowed jitters about tighter credit markets. "We think that liquidity is returning to the market after being problematic," said Kevin Cronin, head of investments at Putnam. "We think the Fed's actions last week righted the ship."

  • CNBC's Bolling: "Ignore OPEC-They Cheat" Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

    With oil hitting fresh 19-month lows (U.S. crude oil futures are slightly higher today) investors are beginning to wonder, where’s OPEC? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the cartel is mulling over whether to hold an emergency meeting. In addition, they’re talking about additional production cuts. But to coin a phrase “talk is cheap.” On CNBC’s “Morning Call” Liz Claman investigated whether OPEC has any ‘real’ control over oil prices.

  • Oil Drops Below $70 on U.S. Stockpile Data Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 2:32 PM ET

    Oil fell Wednesday after a U.S. government report showed American crude inventories rose unexpectedly last week, easing supply concerns

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