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Ford Motor said Monday it would eliminate shifts at four U.S. plants and lay off some 2,500 workers -- or almost 5 percent of its remaining work force -- as part of an effort to cut costs and return to profitability next year.
Venezuela wants next week's OPEC meeting to discuss its escalating legal battle with Exxon Mobil, a Venezuelan official was reported by Algeria's official APS news agency as saying on Saturday.
U.S. motorists may face gasoline prices as high as $4 a gallon this summer as crude oil costs smash records, painting a bleak picture for consumers already feeling the pinch of an economic slowdown.
A big chunk of new speculative money that has poured into energy futures has gone into options, which can now play a bigger role in driving the ups and downs in the price of crude oil.
Ford Motor expects to produce 685,000 vehicles in North America during the first quarter of 2008, 55,000 fewer than the first three months of last year, the company said in a report filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Another record day for oil prices Tuesday, with Nymex crude settling above $100 for the second time in a week. What a run! Oil hit a low of $86 earlier this month and now its trading near $101. Today, we noticed some major similarities and differences with last week's sharp surge...
Trading the sectors immune to inflation worries, with Jon Najarian.
In sectors of the industrial economy, especially those directly affected by growing global demand, orders cannot be processed fast enough, hiring is rampant, products and services are being cranked out in record amounts and stocks are responding.
Legendary oilman Boone Pickens said Thursday he is shorting both the oil and natural gas markets in the belief prices will stage a short-term pullback.
This post is from guest blogger CNBC energy producer Judy Gee.The March oil contract may have gone out like a lion, but the new front-month contract came in like a lamb. The contract for April delivery tested $100 but declined as low as $97 before ultimately settling lower for the first time since the rally took off last week
A Middle East money insider reveals who's getting rich off $100 oil & where they'll spend the money.
With oil prices touching $100 a barrel again and the ongoing drive to develop affordable alternative fuels, coal has reemerged as a major opportunity area in the energy sector. Here are some companies that are reaping the benefits.
Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these “green” fuels are taken into account, two studies being published Thursday have concluded.
Top world wind power plant producer Vestas on Monday raised its 2007 sales and profit outlooks on the back of smoother production and a strong fourth quarter, sending it shares 7.9 percent higher.
Archer Daniels Midland, a leading U.S. food processor and ethanol producer, posted higher quarterly profit, boosted by demand for protein meal and seed oil and improved results in its wheat and malt processing operations.
Since writing my blog earlier today about whether or not you would be willing to pay extra ($1,500-$6,000) for a car that could guarantee returning an average of 35 mpg, I've been surprised both at the number of answers I've received, and what many of you are saying.
There's a bit of a debate brewing in Detroit, and frankly with all of the automakers around the world. The question is: How much more will car/truck/SUV buyers pay to buy a model that delivers 35 MPG? Or for that matter, to buy a ride that will meet the new fuel economy standards?
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