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  • Ford to Cut Shifts, Lay Off Some 2,500 Workers Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 12:00 PM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Ford Motor said Monday it would eliminate shifts at four U.S. plants and lay off some 2,500 workers -- or almost 5 percent of its remaining work force -- as part of an effort to cut costs and return to profitability next year.

  • Venezuela Wants OPEC to Study Exxon Fight Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | 1:55 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Venezuela wants next week's OPEC meeting to discuss its escalating legal battle with Exxon Mobil, a Venezuelan official was reported by Algeria's official APS news agency as saying on Saturday.

  • Look Out, Here Comes $4 A Gallon Gasoline Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    U.S. motorists may face gasoline prices as high as $4 a gallon this summer as crude oil costs smash records, painting a bleak picture for consumers already feeling the pinch of an economic slowdown.

  • Oil at $80 by June? Options Trading Bets It Will Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 3:13 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    A big chunk of new speculative money that has poured into energy futures has gone into options, which can now play a bigger role in driving the ups and downs in the price of crude oil.

  • Ford to Make Fewer Cars in the First Quarter Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:52 AM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Ford Motor expects to produce 685,000 vehicles in North America during the first quarter of 2008, 55,000 fewer than the first three months of last year, the company said in a report filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • U.S. Throws Weight Behind EU's Nabucco Pipeline Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 11:41 AM ET
    Oil Pipeline

    The United States threw its full diplomatic weight on Friday behind the European Union's troubled Nabucco pipeline project to bring gas from the Caspian Basin to central Europe.

  • Vestas Raises 2007 Profit, Sales Guidance Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 1:22 PM ET
    Wind turbines are seen in Dronten, the Netherlands, July 27, 2006. The Dutch have used windmills for centuries to pump water out of their low-lying country, and old-fashioned wooden mills are closely linked with their international image. But in the face of a large and growing lobby against the windmill's modern electricity-generating counterpart, the wind turbine, the country has now started moving them offshore and out of sight. (AP Photo/ Peter Dejong)

    Top world wind power plant producer Vestas on Monday raised its 2007 sales and profit outlooks on the back of smoother production and a strong fourth quarter, sending it shares 7.9 percent higher.

  • Under The Radar: Gushan Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    It's a small Chinese company that makes clean energy from garbage. Cramer thinks it could be the real deal.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.

  • OPEC: Crisis? What Crisis? Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:31 AM ET
  • Will U.S. Slowdown Spring OPEC into Action? Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:23 AM ET
  • World's Oil Fields Declining at 4.5%: CERA Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 1:52 PM ET
    Dr. Daniel Yergin, CNBC global energy analyst & Chairman of CERA

    Output from the world's oil fields is declining at 4.5 percent per year -- significantly slower than the 8 percent rate many analysts have assumed, according to a study by Cambridge Energy Research Associates released Thursday.

  • Virgin Plans World First Biofuel Flight in February Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 5:28 AM ET

    British airline Virgin Atlantic said on Monday it would run the world's first commercial jet flight powered by biofuel between London Heathrow and Amsterdam next month.

  • Gasoline Prices Rise Nearly 10 Cents: Survey Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose nearly 10 cents due to high crude oil prices, but they are not likely to continue to climb in the immediate future, an industry analyst said on Sunday.

  • Sarkozy Confirms UAE Nuclear Cooperation Plan Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed on Sunday plans to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates amid reports French firms could construct up to two nuclear reactors there.

  • OPEC's Ability to Tame Oil Prices Is Limited Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 9:11 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    OPEC's ability to tame oil prices that hit a record high above $100 a barrel last week is curbed by limited unused production capacity, officials from the exporter group and analysts say.

  • IEA Will Not Release Emergency Crude Stocks Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 7:34 AM ET

    The International Energy Agency will not release its emergency crude stocks to calm record oil prices, the body's deputy head said on Thursday.

  • California Sues EPA over Greenhouse Gas Regulations Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.

  • Orion Energy Systems Soars in Market Debut Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    Orion Energy Systems soared in its market debut Wednesday, a day after an initial public offering priced in the middle of a forecast range.

  • Bush Signs Energy Bill Boosting Auto Fuel Economy Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:29 AM ET

    President Bush signed into law Wednesday legislation that will bring more fuel-efficient vehicles into auto showrooms and require wider use of ethanol, calling it "a major step" toward energy independence and easing global warming.

  • EU Agrees Steep Fines to Cut Car Emissions Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 7:07 AM ET

    The European Commission agreed on proposed legislation on Wednesday to force down emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from cars with steeply rising fines on manufacturers that fail to comply, an EU source said.