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  • Exxon Holders Reject Split of CEO, Chairman Roles Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 2:13 PM ET
    Exxon Mobile

    Slightly less than 40 percent of shareholders voted at the oil company's annual meeting Wednesday to create an independent chairman.

  • Farmers Await Food Aid After Myanmar Cyclone Monday, 26 May 2008 | 1:35 AM ET
    A village damaged by Cyclone Nargis is seen Thursday, May 22, 2008 in an aerial view over the Irrawaddy delta, Myanmar from the helicopter carrying United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)

    The roads of the ravaged Irrawaddy Delta are lined these days with people hoping to be fed. After lifetimes living off the land, poor farmers have abandoned their ruined rice paddies, setting up makeshift bamboo shelters, waiting for carloads of Burmese civilians who have taken it on themselves to feed those who lost everything to Cyclone Nargis.

  • Junta Offers Showcase Camps, But Refugees Lack Aid Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 11:50 PM ET
    Myanmar soldiers carry sacks of rice, part of aid supplied by the Thai government, at an airport in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta, where nearly 22,000 people perished, remained largely cut off from the rest of the world Tuesday, four days after a cyclone unleashed winds, floods and high tidal waves on the densely populated region. (AP Photo)

    The 68 blue tents are lined up in a row, with a brand-new water purifier and boxes of relief supplies, stacked neatly but as yet undelivered and not even opened.  But for the majority of Cyclone Nargis survivors, aid is something they've had no access to.

  • As Oil Prices Spike, So Does Market Anxiety Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Its price has become one of the most widely discussed, debated and feared topics on Wall Street and on Main Street. But what's next? Will it continue to climb toward a "super spike" or have we seen the top for oil prices?

  • Tell Us: Who's to Blame for America's Oil Crisis? Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tell Us: Who's to Blame for America's Oil Crisis?

  • Bike Commuters Opt to Burn Fat, Not Gas Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    Friday may be national Bike-to-Work Day, but more and more commuters are doing it on a daily basis, driven by ever-higher gasoline prices.

  • Cyclone-Hit Myanmar Could Face Rice Shortages Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 10:37 PM ET
    In this photo released by the Democratic Voice of Burma, trees are seen uprooted after tropical cyclone Nargis hit in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, on Sunday May 4, 2008. More than 350 people have died in Myanmar from a powerful cyclone that knocked out power in the impoverished country's commercial capital and destroyed thousands of homes, state-run media said Sunday. (AP Photo/ Democratic voice of Burma)

    The first United Nations relief flights started to arrive on Thursday for cyclone victims in military-ruled Myanmar as a U.S. diplomat said that more than 100,000 people may have been killed.

  • Goldman: Natural Gas Crunch Possible This Winter Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. natural gas inventories could be at seriously low levels at the start of winter this year, if current rates of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports remain at record lows, a Goldman Sachs report said Wednesday.

  • EU Should Rethink Biofuels Target: Lord Stern Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    The author of "the Stern Review" on the economic impact of climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern, talks to CNBC Europe about biofuels and climate change.

  • California Earthquakes

    In the "You don't say?" file, the U.S. Geological Survey is predicting that California has a "99.7 percent chance" of getting hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 or worse in the next 30 years. This information is used by insurance companies in setting earthquake policy rates.

  • OPEC: Weak Dollar, Not Supply, Keeps Prices High Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    The weak dollar is the main factor keeping prices at high levels, not the supply of oil, and that situation is likely to continue, current OPEC president Chakib Khelil, who is also Algerian Oil Minister, said on Tuesday.

  • Should U.S. Crack Down on Fuel Speculators? Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 3:02 PM ET
    Heating Oil Delivery Truck

    Are hedge funds and investment banks unfairly driving up fuel costs for families in the U.S. -- or are soaring energy prices the result of a strong global economy and a free financial system? Industry officials are debating the question -- and will present their arguments to CNBC on Thursday.

  • Venezuela's Chavez Is Roiling Oil Markets Again Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Continued military tensions between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador--both OPEC members--are expected to keep upward pressure on oil prices. But analysts say it won't cause a significant spike in crude as long as armed conflict is avoided.

  • Betting on an Energy Bonanza Under the Caspian Sea Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:16 PM ET
    Caspian Sea

    Multinational energy companies are looking at opportunities in Turkmenistan, a country of five million people that borders the Caspian Sea and sits on the world’s fourth or fifth largest reserves of natural gas.

  • Oil May Hit $100 Next Week Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 9:18 AM ET

    US crude has been flirting with the $100-a barrel milestone for the past month. It got the market excited on Wednesday, when it briefly surged to a lifetime high of $99.29 a barrel, before settling lower. The market clearly wants to hit the benchmark – and will try again next week.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cooler Weather Aids California Firefighters Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | 5:00 PM ET

    Cool weather and calm skies helped thousands of firefighters beat back Southern California wildfires Saturday, although flare-ups in some places meant the battle was not yet over.

  • California Wildfire Damages Could Top $1.6 Billion Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 12:27 AM ET
    A Los Angeles County firefighter braces against wind and flames as fire leaps across Rambla Pacifico in the Santa Monica Mountains.

    Insured losses from California wildfires could exceed $1.6 billion if the fires continued tospread, a risk modeling firm said Thursday.

  • Schwarzenegger: California Fires to Hit Economy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 9:55 PM ET

    Wildfires continued to burn out of control across Southern California for a third day on Tuesday as 500,000 people fled the San Diego area, and firefighters made a desperate stand to save a mountain town ringed by flames.