• Ascent Solar: A "Green" Company On The Rise? Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    There's a fascinating conference taking place in San Francisco today and tomorrow: The Pacific Growth Equities Clean Technology and Industrial Growth confab. It falls right in the middle of our "Green is Universal" special week-long coverage and the timing couldn't be better.

  • Green Build Convention: A Real Case of "Shock And Awe" Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    I'm at the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Build Convention in Chicago today, blogging by B'berry. We'll be doing a full day of live reporting from here tomorrow, but I had to check in because I'm not often shocked, but I am today. And so were the folks running the convention.

  • Milestones In Crude Oil Prices Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 12:39 PM ET

    It seems downright unbelievable, but about a year ago, crude oil was trading at $50 a barrel.

  • GM to Take $39 Billion Charge, Faces Challenges Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:00 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    General Motors said it would book a $39 billion non-cash charge in the third quarter, reflecting the risk of a slower turnaround that could keep it from claiming expected future tax credits in key markets.  GM will report third-quarter results on Wednesday.

  • The Real Green Trades Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 8:37 PM ET

    With oil touching $97 Tuesday, the clock is ticking for the U.S. to find a real alternative energy source. While Congress debates, the free market is doing their decision making for them.

  • Oil Soars to Another Record Close of $96.70 Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 4:04 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Crude oil soared to another record close of $96.70 after attacks in the Middle East added to supply concerns.

  • Pray for a Warm Winter: Heating Bills Headed Up Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 2:20 PM ET
    Heating Oil Delivery Truck

    Higher crude oil prices will force consumers to dig even deeper into their pockets to pay this winter's heating bills, as costs for heating oil, natural gas and propane will be more than previously expected.

  • Mad Mail: Green Is Universal, But Is It Profitable? Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    Also, a follow-up on Cramer's interview with the CEO of Diana Shipping and revisiting a $80 to $120 stock that didn't pan out.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Valero Profit Sinks 20% as Refining Margins Shrink Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 8:36 AM ET

    Independent refiner Valero Energy said on Tuesday its third-quarter earnings fell 20 percent as the margins to make gasoline fell sharply from the record levels reached in the second quarter.

  • Oil Finishes Lower on Fresh US Mortgage Worries Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 3:29 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Oil dropped Monday as the growing U.S. subprime mortgage crisis heightened concern over the economic health of the world's top energy consumer.

  • Canada's Ballard Power Systems said Monday it is in negotiations with German car and truck maker Daimler as well as Ford Motor regarding its automotive fuel cell business.

  • Gasoline Prices Near Summer Peaks on $95 Crude Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 2:30 PM ET

    U.S. retail gasoline prices have rebounded to summertime levels following the five-week bull run that has lifted crude oil prices to over $96 per barrel, according to retail surveys released this week.

  • Oil Pipeline

    US crude oil futures ended at a record close of almost $96 on Friday as robust domestic jobs data reassured investors that the current credit crunch had not affected the wider economy.

  • Oil Ends Below $94 After Hitting Record High Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 3:55 PM ET
    Oil Pipeline

    Oil prices ended down after reaching a record high Thursday, as worries over the health of the U.S. economy resurfaced.

  • What Record High Oil Prices Mean for You Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 11:28 AM ET

    Oil prices keep breaking record highs. What does it mean for the economy--and investors? Here's what some of the experts are saying on CNBC.

  • Hollywood's Newest Hit: The Color Green Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    In the entertainment industry, the idea of being green is very, very cool. You can't go two feet without seeing a Prius--they're even becoming the limo-of-choice for the Oscars. I myself bought a Prius in May and I love it. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it's also incredibly convenient. Not having to fill up that often saves a ton of money, and all that time wasted at the gas station. Tons of time.

  • Oil Closes at Record Over $94 After Rate Cut Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:11 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    Oil surged to a record close over $94 a barrel after the Federal Reserve cut two key interest rates and U.S. oil supplies showed an unexpected decline for the week.

  • Oil Slides Over $3 From Record High, to $90 a Barrel Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 6:05 PM ET

    Oil fell more than $3 from its record high in a broad commodity sell-off sparked by uncertainty over how aggressive the U.S. Federal Reserve will be with further interest rate cuts.

  • Nanosolar: On Your Minds And In Your Emails Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 8:54 PM ET
    Nanosolar Explosion

    Just getting a chance now to look at email to the blog and you flooded me with interest in Nanosolar! Paul Dear in Michigan: "How do you invest in it?" Jim Miller asks, "How do we invest? Why can't we plebes buy it? Don't you think a good idea deserves a rapid capital accumulation? What's the problem?"

  • Why $90 Oil Won't Hurt as Much as You'd Think Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 5:34 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    Oil prices have been climbing for nearly two weeks straight, breaking new records almost daily. Friday's been no different with U.S. crude oil futures breaching the $90 a barrel level during the Asian morning session.