• Warm Weather Melts Energy Prices Thursday, 21 Dec 2006 | 5:43 PM ET

    Crude oil futures fell sharply on Thursday on pre-holiday profit-taking after government report of ample fuel supplies amid mild northeastern U.S. weather.

  • Crude Near $64 As Inventories Fall Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006 | 12:51 PM ET

    Oil prices broke above $64 a barrel before pulling back. A drop in crude inventories added to a perception that high fuel stock levels reached in the third quarter have reversed.

  • Crude Oil Gains on Gulf Coast Shipping Concerns Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 3:39 PM ET

    U.S. crude oil futures bounced to the upside as traders worry the fogged-in Gulf Coast's shipping delays may show up Wednesday in supply reports showing slumping inventories.

  • Oil Gives Back Some Of Last Week's Gain Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | 10:00 AM ET

    Oil broke below $63 a barrel as OPEC pointed to signs of a weaker market next year and mild weather in the United States limited heating needs.

  • Oil Jumps Above $63 Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 4:28 PM ET

    Crude oil futures ended stronger above $63 a barrel on Friday as fog hampered Gulf Coast tanker traffic.

  • Diamond Controversy: Blood vs. Billions Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 | 7:09 PM ET
    Blood Diamond Movie

    The new movie "Blood Diamond" hasn't even hit theaters (it opens on Friday) but already it's stirring up quite a bit of controversy--over the use of so-called "conflict diamonds" to fund some of Africa's bloodiest civil wars. Given the sensitive subject matter, the diamond industry--which logs about half of all sales this time of year--has launched a massive PR campaign to offset any potential consumer backlash.