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  • Ford to Cut Shifts, Lay Off Some 2,500 Workers Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 12:00 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 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 OPEC to Study Exxon Fight Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | 1:55 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    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.

  • Look Out, Here Comes $4 A Gallon Gasoline Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    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.

  • Oil at $80 by June? Options Trading Bets It Will Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 3:13 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    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 to Make Fewer Cars in the First Quarter Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:52 AM 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 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.

  • One-on-One With Sen. Hillary Clinton Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    The presidential hopeful lays out her plans for housing, energy and healthcare. Check out Cramer's exclusive interview.

  • Oil's Closing High: A New Twist Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 5:34 PM ET

    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...

  • Inflation-Proof Investments Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Trading the sectors immune to inflation worries, with Jon Najarian.

  • Industrials Are Flying High Again Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    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.

  • Pickens Expects Oil, Natural Gas Prices to Fall Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    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.

  • Boone Pickens: When He Speaks, Oil Traders Listen Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 8:56 AM ET

    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

  • Who’s Getting Rich Off $100 Oil? Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    A Middle East money insider reveals who's getting rich off $100 oil & where they'll spend the money.

  • Coal on Fire Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    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.

  • Biofuels Deemed a Greenhouse Threat Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    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.

  • Vestas Raises 2007 Profit, Sales Guidance Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 1:22 PM ET
    Wind turbines are seen in Dronten, the Netherlands, July 27, 2006. The Dutch have used windmills for centuries to pump water out of their low-lying country, and old-fashioned wooden mills are closely linked with their international image. But in the face of a large and growing lobby against the windmill's modern electricity-generating counterpart, the wind turbine, the country has now started moving them offshore and out of sight. (AP Photo/ Peter Dejong)

    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.

  • ADM Profit Rises on Increased Oilseed Demand Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    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.

  • OPEC: Crisis? What Crisis? Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:31 AM ET
  • Will U.S. Slowdown Spring OPEC into Action? Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:23 AM ET
  • 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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