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  • Push Mower Makes Comeback as Gas Prices Rise Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 7:25 AM ET

    Sales of manual -- or push reel -- mowers with the cartwheeling blades are on the rise this year as gas becomes more expensive.

  • Homebuilding Giants Explain the State of the Sector Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 4:44 PM ET

    Real estate giants gathered in New York City on Thursday for the Bank of America Homebuilder Conference.  CNBC has the highlights from the conference.

  • No More Premium Gas for Cash-Strapped Drivers Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:33 AM ET

    Ernesto Evangelista prefers to pump premium gas into his seven-month-old Nissan Titan, thinking it makes the truck run better.

  • US, China to Seek Accords On Investment, Energy Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 5:12 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    U.S. and Chinese officials agreed Wednesday to launch negotations on a bilateral investment treaty and to expand their cooperation on energy and environmental issues, but differences remained on how quickly Beijing should liberalize its markets

  • Homeowners Offered New Way to Tap House's Equity Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    Several new products on the market aim to replace interest payments (and high reverse mortgage costs) with an unknown share of future profits.

  • Where Are the Pockets of Strength in Real Estate? Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC asked real estate experts for their insight on the economy, the housing market and commercial real estate.

  • Australia's Food Bowl Areas "Beyond Repair in Months" Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:09 PM ET
    Austrailia, Austrailian Flag

    Parts of Australia's key Murray-Darling river food bowl may be beyond recovery unless a prolonged dry spell and political wrangling over water use ends by October, a leaked scientific report warned on Wednesday.

  • China Says Needs Time to Move on Fuel Subsidies Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 9:50 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    China intends to make its energy prices better reflect market fundamentals over time, but needs to move cautiously because of concerns about inflation, an official said on Tuesday.

  • Bush to Urge Lifting of Ban on Offshore Drilling Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 8:09 PM ET

    President George W. Bush will make an announcement on Wednesday about energy and call on Congress to pass legislation lifting a ban on offshore oil drilling, the White House said.

  • World Crude Production Has Peaked: Pickens Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 2:30 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    World crude oil production has topped out at 85 million barrels per day even as demand keeps climbing, helping to drive a stunning surge in prices, billionaire oil investor T. Boone Pickens said on Tuesday.

  • America's Oil Crisis: What's Behind Soaring Prices? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    Energy prices have doubled over the past year, and to better understand why, CNBC asked prominent executives, politicians and analysts for their insight.

  • Feeling Thrifty, the Thirsty Reach for Tap Water Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 7:21 AM ET

    With the credit crunch weighing on consumers' wallets, tap water is making a comeback.

  • Fuel Protests, Strikes Spread, Pressure Governments Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:21 PM ET
    Truck drivers block the border in Spain with France, Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Thousands of Spanish truckers began an indefinite strike over soaring fuel costs . (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Protests against surging fuel prices which have triggered fears of political instability and a global economic downturn expanded in Asia Tuesday, with Colombian truckers joining the wave of strikes and a South Korean labor union announcing a fresh strike scheduled for next month.

  • Saudi Arabia's pledge to boost oil production by 500,000 barrels per day may not be achievable, a source close to the Saudi oil industry told CNBC.com.

  • Fuel Price Protests Spread, Pressure Governments Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 8:02 AM ET

    Protests against surging fuel prices which have triggered fears of political instability and a global economic downturn expanded in Europe and Asia on Monday, and Colombian truckers said they would join the wave of strikes.

  • IMF Chief: Fuel Subsidies Won't Counter High Oil Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 6:01 AM ET

    The International Monetary Fund is opposed to general fuel subsidies to counter the high price of oil, and would prefer measures that target the poor, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in a newspaper interview.

  • The Synergies of Energy Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 4:19 AM ET

    Energy prices have been absolutely sizzling hot, more than doubling the last 12 months. And with heavyweights like Goldman Sachs predicting that prices will hit $150 a barrel by this summer, everyone -- from producers to governments to motorists -- has been obsessed with where oil prices are going.

  • Russia's Gazprom Predicts $250 Oil by 2009 Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 4:15 PM ET
    Gazprom

    Russia's Gazprom, the supplier of a quarter of Europe's natural gas, expects the price of crude oil to almost double as the decade draws to a close, taking gas prices with it.

  • Saudis Boost Oil Output: Ministry Sources Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 9:42 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia's oil output increase by almost 500,000 barrels a day this quarter, to 9.54 million barrels, CNBC has learned from sources in the Saudi Oil Ministry.

  • IEA Cuts World Oil Demand Forecast Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    World oil demand will rise at its slowest pace in six years during 2008 as a raft of fuel subsidy cuts in Asia erodes consumption, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.