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  • Green Technology Revs Up Venture Capitalists Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 12:54 PM ET

    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

    The energy expert and CNBC’s Sue Herera discuss geopolitics, ethanol and $105-a-barrel oil in cnbc.com’s exclusive look-ahead series.

  • 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.