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  • High Energy Prices Stoke Pressure to Regulate Trading Saturday, 29 Mar 2008 | 10:25 AM ET
    Traders buy and sell crude oil futures contracts at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The continued surge in energy prices once again giving market speculation a bad name, but pressure for new regulation to tame 'excessive speculation' is still not likely to have much impact.

  • Venezuela's Chavez: We Don't Want Pricier Oil Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Venezuela is not interested in seeing oil prices rise further and is pushing to stabilize the market, President Hugo Chavez said after visiting the site of a Brazilian refinery being built to process Venezuelan crude.

  • Nittany Lion Fund Pitches Cramer Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    This student investment club manages millions and beats the market every year. But do they have what it takes to get their stocks blessed by the King of Cramerica?

  • Kansas Coal Plants Still Caught in Standoff Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Supporters of two controversial coal power plants proposed for Western Kansas say they hope to pass new legislation this week that could override an expected veto by the governor and allow the $3.6 billion project to move ahead.

  • Daimler CEO Sees Fuel Cell Use in Near Future Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    With summer driving season around the corner, and the cost of gasoline at record highs, pain at the pump has become an everyday reality. And that has some automakers shifting their focus to alternative fuels, like hydrogen cells.

  • Kansas Coal Plants Still Caught in Standoff Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    Supporters of two controversial coal power plants proposed for Western Kansas say they hope to pass new legislation this week that could override an expected veto by the governor and allow the $3.6 billion project to move ahead.

  • Heating Oil Dealers ask Bush for Reserve Release Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    U.S. fuel dealer groups urged President George W. Bush in a letter to order immediately the release of emergency heating oil supplies to help cool sky-high prices hitting consumers and dealers hard.

  • Venezuela's Chavez Is Roiling Oil Markets Again Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Continued military tensions between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador--both OPEC members--are expected to keep upward pressure on oil prices. But analysts say it won't cause a significant spike in crude as long as armed conflict is avoided.

  • Geneva Motor Show: A Bevy of Beauties Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    It was all about beautiful cars and gorgeous girls as CNBC took to the ground for the 78th Geneva Motor Show, where automakers revealed their latest models, concept cars and technical and environmental innovations for 2008.

  • Stocks Hold Their Ground Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    A massive sell-off ends in a paltry 45-point drop on the Dow. Is that reason to sell or celebrate on Wednesday? Find out in the Word on the Street.

  • Euro Stocks End Flat on Mixed US Outlook Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    European stocks ended largely flat Wednesday, having pulled back from earlier losses, as negative U.S. economic data was counterbalanced by news that investment caps for two U.S. mortgage financiers would be lifted.

  • Florida Hit by Sporadic Power Outages Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 2:56 PM ET
    Turkey Point, one of three nuclear power plants in Florida is see  Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, in Miami. The Nuclear Regulatory Commisssion, which oversees the nation's nuclear power plants, issued an order to increase the number of guards stationed around power plants in response to the U.S. Justice Department's latest warning of a possible terrorist attack on the United States in the next few days. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    A massive power outage struck Florida Tuesday, knocking out electricity to millions of people and snarling traffic.

  • European Stocks End Higher on Ifo, Earnings Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    European shares closed higher across the board Tuesday after German business sentiment grew at a faster rate than expected in February and corporate earnings from the likes of Standard Chartered, Ferrovial and Persimmon were largely positive.

  • European Stocks End Lower, Utilities Drop Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    European equity markets closed lower across the board Friday, as utilities took a beating on the back of disapointing earnings from Germany's RWE and U.S. stocks fell on recession concerns.

  • Back-Up Power in a Battered Market Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 7:01 PM ET

    Utility stocks are the only S&P industry in the green over the past five days and now new hope for an inter-meeting Fed rate cut – sparked after the weak service-sector data – could spell more juice for these high-yielding names.

  • Orion Energy Systems Soars in Market Debut Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    Orion Energy Systems soared in its market debut Wednesday, a day after an initial public offering priced in the middle of a forecast range.

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

    The 1st part of  CNBC Smoke Test - ABSTRACT

  • OMV Redoubles Effort to Take Over MOL Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 6:09 AM ET

    OMV, Central Europe's largest oil and gas company, said Tuesday it is redoubling its efforts to take over Hungary's MOL and has launched legal proceedings in an attempt to stop the Hungarian government from blocking the acquisition.

  • A TXU sign is shown in downtown Dallas, Monday Feb. 26, 2007.  TXU Corp., Texas' largest electricity producer, said it has agreed to be sold to a group of private-equity firms for about $32 billion in what would be the largest private buyout in U.S. corporate history if shareholders and regulators go along. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    CNBC Squawk-Box co-anchor Becky Quick scored a scoop early this morning with her 'First on CNBC' report that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $2.1 billion dollars to Goldman Sachs for some high-yielding TXU bonds.  But don't think the purchase means Buffett likes junk bonds in general.

  • Betting on an Energy Bonanza Under the Caspian Sea Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:16 PM ET
    Caspian Sea

    Multinational energy companies are looking at opportunities in Turkmenistan, a country of five million people that borders the Caspian Sea and sits on the world’s fourth or fifth largest reserves of natural gas.

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