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  • The Carbon Challenge

    The potential economic impact of a carbon market seems to divide American industry as much as talk about healthcare reform may divide a family at Sunday dinner.

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    Working Mother Magazine unveiled today its list of the 100 Best Companies that support working families, and as more companies realize the benefits of employees' satisfaction, do shareholders gain from it?

  • Looking ahead to next week after the three day weekend, one transportation stock is something investors should consider, said Art Hogan, managing director at Jeffries. "Navastar is a pure play on North American transportation," Hogan said.

  • The summer rally hit its one-month mark today, but can it continue? Ernie Ankrim, senior markets advisor at Russell Investment, and Doug De Groote, managing director at United Wealth Management, discussed their outlooks.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on green stocks, tech and more.

  • Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, weighed in on the best places to invest now.

  • Going forward, we need to think about the reflation trade, said Art Hogan, managing director at Jeffries.

  • Options traders are positioning for a pullback in NRG Energy, as the utility stock struggles to break a technical resistance level on its chart. Volume in the September 20 puts surged to 5,417 against open interest of 1,887 contracts...

  • A strong mid-morning rally. While ISM a tad better than expected helped at 10 AM ET, and pending home sales were also "less worse" than expected, don't kid yourself.

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    The federal stimulus bill has allocated $3.4 billion for clean coal technologies, and companies are lining up with projects.

  • Duke Energy is seeing extremely unusual call activity as its shares reach multi-year lows. More than 33,000 calls traded at the April 12.50 strike against open interest of just 784 contracts by mid-afternoon Thursday. Why?

  • A large options trade Monday is betting on a dramatic move in Constellation Energy Group. ... That, my friends, is a "put-ratio backspread" — a spread that anticipates and demands a major move to make money.

  • With the race for the White House over and done, what are the best long-term moves going forward?

  • It's a booyah-free zone. There goes Swifty!

  • Greg Gordon of Citigroup says these utility stocks are good bets, thanks to their buildouts, expansions and investments in alternative energy.

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    Hurricane Dolly left more than 27,000 electric customers without power in South Texas by midmorning Wednesday as bands of heavy wind and rain came ashore near Brownsville, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Texas extended its already formidable national lead in wind power by clearing the way Thursday for a major expansion of the state's electrical power transmission network, valued at nearly $5 billion, a move that will triple its current wind power capacity.

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    A vast reorganization of the global coal trade  is making the United States a major exporter for the first time in years — and helping to drive up domestic prices of the one fossil fuel the nation has in abundance.

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    Illinois will be the home of a futuristic $1.8 billion power plant aimed at burning coal without emitting global warming gases.  Known as FutureGen, the plant will be watched closely by green groups, Congress and the private sector.

  • A major power generator agreed in a court settlement Tuesday to spend $4.6 billion to reduce chemical emissions blamed for spreading smog and acid rain across the Northeast.