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Power Shift: CNBC - NBC News Joint Production

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About Power Shift

  • In a four-part series, NBCNews.com and CNBC Digital will examine how the U.S. energy boom occurred almost overnight and look at the implications that U.S. energy independence would have for the economy, other types of energy, foreign policy and the environment.

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  • With the world becoming more interconnected, it’s getting harder to anticipate and manage global risks. We take a look at some of the biggest risks and ways to mitigate them.

  • From family-run companies to public companies with family ownership, we tackle challenges and rewards facing family businesses.

  • Inside the market's biggest sectors with a look at the trends, companies and trades netting profits for investors.

Energy

Oil

Oil and Gas

  • Gas prices are falling but GasBuddy.com's Tom Kloza said he doesn't think that will mean a huge boost in consumer spending.

  • A derrick hand works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Halliburton reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by buoyant shale drilling activity in North America.

  • Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The recent drop in oil prices could be due to more than just lower demand, according to some analysts, who suggest the U.S. could be deliberately manipulating the market.