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  • Energy Stocks Still A Good Long-Term Investment Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 1:38 PM ET
    ** FILE ** This undated photo shows a Shell Oil rig in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Nigeria's latest hostage crisis came to a peaceful end Sunday, June 4, 2006, as six Britons, one American and one Canadian held captive for two days were released unharmed, looking tired, but in good health. A group of unidentified militants from southeastern Bayesla state who were demanding jobs and money kidnapped the expatriates Friday from an offshore oil platform operated by Dolphin Drilling Ltd. (AP Photo/Shel

    Energy stocks are still a solid investment for the long haul, say market strategists, though rampant speculation and big price swings could make it a bumpy ride for investors.

  • Courts Allow Mittal to Hold Arcelor Merger EGM Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 12:06 PM ET

    Courts in Paris and Rotterdam ruled on Monday against injunctions lodged by Arcelor minority shareholders aimed at blocking a shareholder meeting needed to finalise the firm's merger with Mittal Steel.

  • U.S. Steel to Buy Stelco for About $1.1 Billion Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 4:25 AM ET

    U.S. Steel is to acquire Stelco for about $1.1 billion to strengthen its position as a supplier of flat-rolled steel products in North America, the companies said.

  • Rio Tinto, the world's third largest miner by revenues, said Monday it has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $38.1 billion (28 billion euros) takeover of Alcan.

  • ABB Sells Lummus to CB&I, Reports Suspect Payments Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 2:47 AM ET

    Swiss-Swedish engineering company ABB said on Monday it had agreed to sell its Lummus Global business to Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) for an enterprise value of $950 million.

  • Before the recent downturn in the U.S. stock market, portfolio strategists and market prognosticators said the resiliency of the markets was a key sign of positive times ahead.

  • ThyssenKrupp Third-Quarter Profit Soars 62% Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 3:27 AM ET

    Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp on Friday  reported a 62% increase in net profit in its fiscal third quarter as rising demand for steel lifted its sales.

  • St Gobain to Buy HeidelbergCement's Maxit Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 6:28 AM ET

    St Gobain, the world's biggest building materials group, said on Tuesday it would buy clay and mortar company Maxit Group from Germany's HeidelbergCement in a deal worth around $3 billion.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets (update) Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 12:56 PM ET

    Stocks are finding their feet on higher ground this morning as a positive tone embraces equities markets worldwide. Oil continues to back down from the new high struck earlier this week.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    U.S. stocks futures are slightly firmer ahead of the opening in a market still cranky about credit worries and pondering the Fed's next move. European stock markets are mixed after trading lower this morning, and Asian stocks were lower overnight.

  • Timber company Weyerhaeuser reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday, as strength in its packaging products business helped offset weak demand for wood products from U.S. home builders.

  • Miner Anglo American unveiled plans to sell Tarmac, its U.K.-based road building unit, as it met forecasts with a 22% rise in first-half earnings and announced a further $4 billion share buyback.

  • International Paper Earnings Climb, Shares Fall Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

    International Paper said on Thursday its second-quarter profit rose on improved pricing and stable volumes, but earnings fell short of market expectations and pulled the company's shares down 2.7%.

  • Rio Tinto First-Half profit Dips 6% on Higher Cost Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 3:35 AM ET

    Global miner Rio Tinto first-half profit fell 6%, hurt by higher costs and unfavorable exchange rates despite selling its copper, iron ore, and other industrial commodities at sharply higher prices.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 8:58 AM ET

    A selling wave in global stock markets is sweeping futures lower this morning as subprime and credit woes once more rise to the surface. A new disclosure about a third troubled hedge fund at Bear Stearns is rattling investors.

  • ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, reported a net profit of $2.72 billion for the second quarter as it sold more steel at higher prices to offset higher costs.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    Stocks are ready to spring higher on the opening as economic data, earnings and some merger news gets investor attention this morning. GM's better-than-expected earnings report is adding a positive tone.

  • Alcan Profit Slips on Strong Canada Dollar Effect Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 8:23 AM ET

    Alcan, the target of a $38.1 billion takeover by Rio Tinto, said Tuesday its quarterly profit fell 2.5%, largely on costs stemming from a stronger Canadian dollar.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Futures are perking up this morning and are setting stocks up for a firmer opening. Traders are turning their attention to earnings and some percolating merger news, and there's a calm on Wall Street after Friday's late day, mad dash down-hill ride for stocks.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    Credit worries and bad news from home builders trumped any positives from the stream of earnings being reported this morning. Wall Street is set up for a steep drop on the opening and the talk in the market focuses on whether the takeover boom is ending.

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