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What follows below is the transcript of my interview with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on last night's show. Mr. Harper is a trained economist and quite an impressive statesman. Our northern neighbors are lucky to have him at the helm. We covered a wide range of key topics including the ailing banking system, risks of protectionism, oil sands and autos.
Perhaps it’s time to look at investing from a different angle. Yes, perhaps its time to put diversification into overdrive and start thinking - and trading - outside the stocks.
The oil that is extracted from Canadian dirt is being portrayed as saving America from energy dependence on the unstable Middle East, or an environmental catastrophe in the making, says the New York Times.
The NBA cut nine percent of its workforce, the NFL announced plans to slash 10 percent of its employees and the majority of Major League Baseball teams have many of their seat prices frozen for next year. The NHL? Apparently booming.
Oil should be above $70 a barrel to encourage investment in increased production capacity and avoid creating future supply crises, Qatar's oil minister said on Monday.
It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)
Global financial leaders convened at an economic summit held at the University of Virginia to discuss the world's economic concerns. The conference tried to design a blueprint for how to solve some shared economic problems, such as the subprime mortgage crisis and rising fuel and food costs.
An official with Air Canada’s regional carrier Jazz says the airline is removing life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel.
As oil sand stocks continue to rally in the wake of Monday's visit by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to northeastern Alberta, we may have a "clue" to an Omaha connection for the tour.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates sparked some speculation and discussion with their visit to Canada's oil sands region, but there's no hard evidence that they have actually invested, or will invest, in the energy source that some see as an alternative to U.S. reliance on Middle Eastern oil. Even so, shares of Canadian Natural rallied today by just over seven percent to close at $82.91 in New York.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates flew into northeastern Alberta, Canada, yesterday (Monday) for a "quiet" visit to a multi-billion dollar project that, in effect, extracts oil from rocks. The Calgary Herald reports on its website tonight (Tuesday) that Buffett and Gates were impressed by their tour of the Canadian Natural Resources Horizon oil sands development north of the small, but booming, city of Fort McMurray, roughly 1600 miles northwest from Omaha.
Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy Alberta-based Duvernay Oil for around C$5.9 billion ($5.9 billion), as oil majors' boost investment in tight or hard to extract natural gas.
The uranium sector is due for a rebound and investors can profit from this by buying either miners or companies building nuclear power plants, according to Peter Howe, head of trading at Helvetia Wealth.
With growing talk about peak oil — when the globe’s petroleum reserves begin an inexorable decline — exploration companies are increasingly turning high-tech to delay this eventuality. There's been stunning advances in the industry's ability to visualize what lies deep underground and to extract more of what's down there.
Nuclear power may indeed be poised for a renaissance as many in the industry hope, but there have been false promises in the past.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought criminal charges against former Nortel Networks Chief Executive Frank Dunn and other onetime executives, accusing the men of fraudulently misstating the telecom equipment maker's results.
Russia is a safe country for foreign energy companies to make investments and doesn’t use natural-gas prices for political purposes, the deputy chairman of energy giant Gazprom said in an exclusive interview on CNBC’s "Closing Bell."
More than a quarter of US employers expect more of their high-skill positions to be shipped overseas.
After suffering at the hands of impatient investors, Canada's second largest oil and gas producer is poised to break out. Here's why.