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  • GM's Henderson: February Sales Will Be Weak Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 6:18 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    General Motors expects weak sales in the US for February, which will be an "exceptionally weak" fleet month for automakers,  GM's chief operating officer told CNBC.

  • House OKs $410 Billion Bill to Boost Domestic Spending Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 4:56 PM ET

    The Democratic-controlled House approved $410 billion legislation Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration. The vote was 245-178, largely along party lines.

  • Oil Chiefs Urge Offshore Drilling Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 4:18 AM ET

    Executives of the biggest oil companies are taking their case for expanded offshore drilling to Congress, even as Democratic congressional leaders and the Obama administration promise to put some limits on energy development along the nation's coasts.

  • Energy Demand to Signal Economic Recovery: Total CEO Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 3:50 PM ET

    Christophe de Margerie doesn't see a bounce back this year, saying 2010 is more likely.

  • OPEC Should Cut Oil Supply if Demand Slow: Iraq Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 5:47 AM ET

    OPEC should look to reduce oil supply further if demand is insufficient to absorb supplies, Iraq's oil minister said on Tuesday.

  • Why This Recession Seems Worse Than '70s and '80s Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 10:59 AM ET
    Street crowd

    “The current situation has nothing in common with the Great Depression,” says one economist. “The sooner they [in Washington] stop spinning the bad news story and say nothing, the sooner we’ll be more confident.”

  • OPEC States Struggle to Pump Less Yet Keep Spending Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    Uncertainty about how far world fuel demand and oil prices will fall has made it harder than ever for OPEC members to agree on how to balance group output policy against the divergent needs of their individual budgets.

  • Fixing Foreclosures: Lots Of Plans, Murky Strategy Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    As the Obama administration prepares to commit up to $50 billion in help homeowners avoid foreclosure, there are significant concerns about the strategy.

  • Energy Chiefs Express Optimism About Industry Outlook Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 1:53 PM ET

    Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi, top executives atBP and Royal Dutch Shell, and the head of one of the energy industry's leading watchdog groups are among the more than 2,200 executives, economists, and analysts gathering in Houston, Texas, this week for the 28th annual conference hosted by Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

  • Oil is Cheap & Plentiful — Why is Gasoline Rising? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:19 PM ET

    Oil is relatively cheap, supplies are more than ample (some analysts fear we're awash in crude), so why am I paying more at the gas pump than I was a month ago?

  • Got Pink-Slipped - Get Green Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Downsizing

    I generally dismiss the relevance of tired adages, but there’s a timely truth to the saying that it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. In days like these, however, a little reinvention is key to survival.

  • High-End Housing Market Ravaged by Stock Selloff Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
    Greenwich, Connecticut home

    For wealthier Americans, the free-fall in stocks is not only ravaging their portfolios—it's taking a huge bite out of the value of their homes.

  • API Report Change Heightens Trader Curiosity Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    1st paragraph of story should go here

  • More Miles, Less Pollution: Hope Versus Reality Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    I hear it all the time. "Those guys know how to build a car that can get 50 MPG, but they just don't want to."

  • Pros Say: Potential Rebound in China this Quarter Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    Global governments, like Japan, Sweden and possibly Russia, are stepping up aid to support ailing financial companies in order to re-instill economic growth.

  • What Are Obama's Next Moves on Environment? Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 1:05 PM ET
    Global Warming

    President Barack Obama's decision Monday to reverse a pair of Bush administration environmental policies could be an sign of other decisions the new White House team could take to combat climate change.

  • Obama Moves To Reverse Bush Climate Policies Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 10:54 AM ET
    Car Emissions

    U.S. President Barack Obama told the Environmental Protection Agency Monday to reconsider California's request to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars, reversing the climate policies of former President George W. Bush.

  • Constellation

    A unit of Warren Buffett's company has sold 2.7 million of the roughly 20 million shares of Constellation Energy Group it received when Constellation rejected a takeover bid last month.

  • GM Expects Much-Needed Round of Cash in Days Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 9:05 AM ET
    General Motors world headquarters, Detroit, Michigan

    The target date for General Motors to get its second installment of government loans passed last week, but a top company executive says he expects the money to arrive in the next several days.

  • The Economics of Alternative Energy Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    Will the current global recession, slowdown for those of you in denial, be the making or the breaking of the renewable energy movement?