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  • A Halliburton complex in far Southwest Houston occupies several acres of land Monday, July 17, 2006 in Houston. The oil services conglomerate posted second-quarter net income nearly double that of a year ago. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Mark Urness, head of Energy Research at Calyon Securities, told “Street Signs” that people are overlooking a basic point about Halliburton and its much-debated Dubai strategy: The company will maintain its Houston headquarters and is opening an office in Dubai to better serve the Middle East.

  • This one is a sign of the times: As Internet-connected TVs proliferate, and cable companies increasingly tighten the screws on customers to squeeze more money out of them, an increasing number of customers are cutting ties with their old cable companies and keeping the set-top boxes. These are pretty pricey little items, so Redleaf reports that companies will pay you $500 to $1,000 per week to recover those boxes. A on Craigslistfor one of these jobs called the technicians “road warriors” and counted "street smarts" among the skills required.Road warriors? Paying handsomely to recover a precious box? Sounds like the plot to the next movie!

    Cash-strapped Ford Motor  has sold a controlling stake in the Aston Martin brand, made famous by its exotic sports cars in James Bond movies, raising $848 million to help fund its turnaround plan.

  • Green Technology Revs Up Venture Capitalists Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 12:54 PM ET
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    Investment in alternative energy is surging and it’s not simply the result of the politically correct investing crowd. As energy industry executives meet in Houston at the CERA conference, venture capitalists are taking an active interest in the sector.

  • Sainsbury Shares Rise on Takeover Speculation Monday, 19 Feb 2007 | 4:49 AM ET

    Shares in J. Sainsbury rose 2% Monday following a report that a Qatari fund might join in a possible takeover bid for Britain's third-largest supermarket group.

  • High Hopes, Big Hurdles For Hydrogen Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 9:30 AM ET
    Harold Garabedian with the Agency of Natural Resources fills a hydrogen-powered auto at the new hydrogen fueling station in Burlington, Vt., Monday, July 3, 2006.  The station and auto are part of a testing program for the alternative fuel in colder climates.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    Hydrogen offers the prospect of pollution-free cars, but huge technological problems must be overcome first. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland will discuss sustainable energy on January 24-27 and one thing is clear: There will be no immediate miracles. But that doesn’t reduce hydrogen’s potential and major companies are active in the field. 

  • Holding Out Hope For Hydrogen Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 9:29 AM ET
    Harold Garabedian with the Agency of Natural Resources fills a hydrogen-powered auto at the new hydrogen fueling station in Burlington, Vt., Monday, July 3, 2006.  The station and auto are part of a testing program for the alternative fuel in colder climates.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    Hydrogen offers the prospect of pollution-free cars, but huge technological problems must be overcome first. Then there is the trillions of dollars in investment that will probably needed. But that doesn’t reduce hydrogen’s potential and major companies are active in the field. 

  • Global Tensions Can't Stop The Bull Run, Can They? Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 1:31 PM ET

    Ever wonder how lately it seems like as geopolitical tensions seem to worsen; the markets don’t seem to notice? Whether it’s terrorism, war or climate change, the world’s major challenges don’t seem to be making much of a dent in the U.S. economy.

  • Crude Oil Breaks 4-Day Losing Streak Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 3:05 PM ET

    U.S. crude futures rose on Thursday, snapping a four-day losing streak after government data showed a huge crude stock drawdown last week which extended a decline in supplies for the fifth week in a row.

  • Oil Slips as Warm Weather Cuts Demand Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 1:41 PM ET

    Oil prices eased on Wednesday, extending losses of more than a dollar from the previous session, as mild weather in major consuming nations slashed demand for heating fuel.

  • Warm Weather Concerns Reverse Oil's Gains Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | 11:13 AM ET

    Oil fell more than a dollar, extending losses from last week, as mild weather in the  United States curbed demand for winter fuel.

  • Tom Petrie, Vice Chairman, Merrill Lynch Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 3:59 PM ET
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    The energy expert and CNBC’s Sue Herera discuss geopolitics, ethanol and $105-a-barrel oil in cnbc.com’s exclusive look-ahead series.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas down, still above $5

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas was down on the day, but remained above $5. Oil was up slightly on the day. And gold was up, as well.