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  • Fill'er up: Booming biz for gas station stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    File photo of a man putting gas into his Mustang at a Marathon gas station in Chicago, Illinois.

    As oil prices hold at lows, gas station stocks such as CST Brands and Murphy USA may be the best way to play the energy sector, analysts said.

  • West Texas Intermediate crude futures traded above $55 a barrel while benchmark Brent hovered above the psychologically key $60 level, gaining over 2 percent in New York's morning trade. "At least I'm not convinced that with Brent at $60 or WTI above $55, we've seen the bottom yet," said Tariq Zahir, managing member at Tyche Capital Advisors in Laurel Hollow, New...

  • Oil price fuels Carnival Cruises' success  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Carnival Cruises earnings have beaten expectations in its fourth quarter, with lower fuel prices being a great help, says David Dingle, UK chairman of Carnival Cruises.

  • Howard Marks: Oil prices expose 'debt's weaknesses' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Oaktree Capital Management co-founder and Chairman Howard Marks speaks during an interview in New York, Sept. 5, 2014.

    Howard Marks thinks that the drop in oil prices could finally expose low lending standards and provide better value in the markets.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street edges up to extend weekly gains Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Brent holds above $60 a barrel. Brent crude oil advanced above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low, while WTI crude climbed 3.3 percent to $55.90. It's kind of coming back to where we were about two weeks ago, "said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.

  • Dec 19- U.S. crude oil futures rallied more than $2 a barrel on Friday, with traders citing book-squaring ahead the expiry of the front-month January contract and pre-holiday short-covering. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery was up $2.14 to $56.25 a barrel by 10:49 a.m. EST after hitting a session high at $56.25. The nearby February contract,...

  • American oil for Cuba  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd, discusses new U.S. relations with Cuba and its impact to American oil companies, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • US stocks open mostly higher after a two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are opening mostly higher in the U.S. as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. CarMax jumped 8 percent in early trading after the used car dealership chain reported a surge in its latest quarterly earnings. The price of crude oil rose $1.65 to $55.99 a barrel in New York.

  • Sunni Arabs 'freaked out' about Iran: Friedman  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, discusses how oil is prompting a geopolitical shift in Middle East power structures.

  • Turn off Cuomo’s gas for fracking ban: Hofmeister Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister lashes out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his decision to ban fracking in New York state.

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb after two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    *Brent holds near $60 a barrel. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. stock index futures climbed on Friday, and the benchmark S&P 500 index was poised to continue to rally after its best two-day run in three years. *Brent crude oil rose hovered near $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low while WTI crude advanced 0.8 percent to $54.54.

  • The price of cheap oil: Friedman  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, weighs in on the global impact of falling crude prices.

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge higher after two-day rally Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Brent edges above $60 a barrel. *Brent crude oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low while WTI crude advanced 1.7 percent to $55.02. *Cerus Corp shares jumped 13.6 percent to $7 before the opening bell after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its blood transfusion device for platelets.

  • Oil technology's hope for the future  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Former Shell President John Hofmeister, shares his thoughts on New York's fracking ban, and natural gas as a transportation fuel.

  • Decision time in the Permian Basin  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports on slowdowns and shutdowns as oil drillers and producers react to the drop in oil prices.

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Brent crude oil rose to around $60 a barrel on Friday, rallying from near a 5-1/ 2- year low as investors squared books ahead of the year-end festive break after six months of falling prices. Oil prices were on track for a fourth straight week of declines after OPEC members last month decided against cutting production despite a huge global overhang...

  • Supply chain issues bite into Winnebago's profit Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Winnebago Industries motor homes on display at Winnebago Motor Homes in Rockford, Illinois.

    Winnebago reported a lower-than-expected profit as a worker shortage in Iowa and trouble sourcing key components from suppliers stymied production.

  • How low is crude gonna go?  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    Ben Lichtenstein, president at TradersAudio.com discusses what to expect from the markets today.

  • Knock-on effect of dropping oil  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    A sharp fall in any asset price, particularly oil will have a major "knock-on effect" with other asset prices says Paul Sedgwick, head of investments at Frank Investments.

  • LONDON, Dec 19- Brent crude oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/ 2- year low as investors squared books ahead of the year-end festive break after six months of falling prices. Oil prices were on track for a fourth straight week of declines after OPEC members last month decided against cutting production despite a huge global overhang of...