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  • Ford Truck Plants Going Into Car-Building Business Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 1:18 PM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Ford Motor is assembling a plan to retool its North American truck plants to build cars in a bid to keep up with changing consumer demand in the United States, the Detroit News reported Wednesday.

  • GE Bets on Solar with Majority Primestar Stake Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    Solar energy is playing a bigger role in General Electric’s energy portfolio, and GE Energy has announced it is taking a majority stake in PrimeStar Solar.

  • 2008 Honda Civic

    The switch to 4 cylinders is picking up momentum, with the small engines powering almost half of all the vehicles sold last month. Yes, that's right, the 4 banger is doing a lot more than driving small and mid size cars. The reason? People are desperate to save money and these engines do that on two fronts.

  • There Will Be Profits Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 6:13 PM ET

    If we’ve got even a prayer of having cheaper oil, it’s going to be answered by the energy companies that are actively drilling in new places.

  • McCain Calls for EU-US Trade Pact Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 3:55 PM ET

    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain called for a EU-U.S. trade pact, saying exports were a bright spot in the U.S. economy Tuesday.

  • Saudis Boost Oil Output: Ministry Sources Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:42 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia's oil output increase by almost 500,000 barrels a day this quarter, to 9.54 million barrels, CNBC has learned from sources in the Saudi Oil Ministry.

  • Ford, Chrysler "Power" Rides Face Difficult Road Ahead Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:39 AM ET
    2008 Dodge Challenger

    Chrysler is not playing up the Challenger's HEMI engine as the classic muscle car returns. Who can blame them. The HEMI was a hot selling point a few years ago when gas was cheap and buyers clamored for power.

  • IEA Cuts World Oil Demand Forecast Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    World oil demand will rise at its slowest pace in six years during 2008 as a raft of fuel subsidy cuts in Asia erodes consumption, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

  • Owens Corning's Identity Crisis as Business Model Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    Insulation, roofing, fiberglass – who said there was just one way to make money?

  • Four Dollar A Gallon Gas Fueling Hope For Hydrogen Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:44 AM ET
    2007 Honda FCX

    When gas prices spike, the public finally opens its eyes to alternatives. It happened in the mid '70's when compact cars became big sellers. It's happening again today with hybrids flying off of lots.

  • OPEC Can't Affect Volatility: Nigerian Oil Min. Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 3:54 AM ET

    OPEC is powerless to affect the volatility in world oil prices and an emergency meeting would only fuel speculation and exacerbate the problem, Nigerian Oil Minister Odein Ajumogobia said on Monday.

  • OPEC Officials See No Need to Boost Oil Supply Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | 5:34 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    OPEC members said Sunday they see no need to pump more oil in response to last week's double-digit surge in oil prices to over $139 a barrel that top exporter Saudi Arabia described as unjustified.

  • Global Energy Officials Mull Ways to Tame Oil Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    Energy officials from the world's top consumer nations met to discuss ways to tame record prices on Saturday, a day after oil's biggest one-day surge on record. The U.S. energy chief singled out cheap fuel in Asia -- notably  China and India -- as part of the problem.

  • Mad Mail: What do Olympics Mean for Coke? Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 7:19 PM ET

    Plus, what's wrong with these Brazil stocks lately?

  • Making Big Bucks From Batteries Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 7:18 PM ET

    If speculation makes investing fun, then these stocks offer a wild ride.

  • Oil Price Spike Makes Auto Flexibility Crucial Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    With oil surging to $138.54 and being projected by some to hit $150 by July 4, it's putting immediate pressure on automakers to adjust production and push small cars and crossovers while pulling back on trucks and SUVs. On paper, this shift seems simple enough. In reality, it's not so easy.

  • Natural Gas Getting Hotter as Asian Demand Grows Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 1:11 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    Global gas assets, especially in countries like Australia, have become a red-hot commodity as companies race to outbid each other for the clean energy to meet a spike in Asian demand that outpaces supply.

  • As Energy Costs Soar, US Looks to Solar Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Winemaker Greg Allen walks between floating solar panels on a pond behind the Far Niente winery in Oakville, Calif. The winery is trying out a new approach in the volts-for-vines tradeoff, saving vineyard space by floating solar panels on a pond that recycles water left over from the winemaking process. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Apple is considering harnessing the sun to power its iPod music players. California's Ironwood prison is installing more than 6,000 solar panels, and Boston's Fenway Park is tapping solar power for Red Sox baseball games.

  • IEA Urges "Energy Revolution" to Halve CO2 Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 7:34 AM ET

    World governments must quickly start a $45 trillion "energy technology revolution" that could drive up the cost of producing carbon ten-fold, or risk emissions surging by 2050, the West's energy watchdog warned on Friday.

  • Nat Gas Supplies Rise, but Are Slightly Below Average Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:54 AM ET

    Natural gas in storage in the U.S. rose roughly in line with expectations last week but is 0.1 percent below the five-year average for this time of year, a government report said Thursday.

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