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  • Top Asian oil refiner Sinopec beat forecasts with a more than two-fold jump in quarterly earnings as falling oil prices helped its refining arm turn around, and it flagged a 50% surge in first-half profit.

  • Crude Oil Rallies 3% on Refinery Problems Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 3:47 PM ET

    U.S. crude oil finished just short of $64 as gasoline futures surged to new eight-month highs on troubles at two refineries. The production disruptions raised fears of a gasoline supply crunch when drivers hit the roads this summer.

  • Celeb Garson Back On Top As We Predicted (Sort of) Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 10:51 AM ET
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    Actor Willie Garson comes back (as we thought-see below) to take champion poker player Chris Moneymaker out of the lead for the second time. Stephen Collins also passes Chris to take second place on Chris's big loss on CMGI. Not too good of a day for most--as all of our celebs were down Wednesday, except for Ernie Hudson who gained almost $35,000 mostly on his sale of Electro Scientific, moving himself out of last place.

  • Oil prices rose after four straight losing sessions as markets turned attention to Iran's nuclear activities and dwindling gasoline stocks in the United States, the top consumer.

  • Sell Block for Thursday, March 29 Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 7:46 PM ET

    If you come on Mad Money and try to bag Cramer's loyal viewers, don't expect the man to just sit there and take it. Future guests of Cramerica - consider yourselves warned.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.

  • Oil Finishes Up Despite Higher Crude Inventory Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

    Oil prices rose after a big drop in gasoline supplies in top fuel consumer the United States raised worries of a crunch leading into the summer driving season.

  • The federal government's final report on the fatal 2005 explosion at BP's Texas City refinery criticized a key  worker-safety agency for lax oversight and reiterated claims that organizational and safety deficiencies at the British energy company led to the blast.

  • Unsafe Practices Led to BP Refinery Blast, CSB Says Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

    "As the investigation unfolded, we were absolutely terrified that such a culture could exist at BP," said U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Carolyn Merritt.

  • Crude oil futures slipped as some traders took profits on a $1 bulge, the day after a surprise government report showed a big drawdown in crude stocks last week.

  • The 4% Club Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 7:05 PM ET

    Upside in investments is important. But if today’s rally doesn’t hold and last week’s sell-off returns in full force, you’ll want stocks that minimize the downside. The solution: Look for good yields.

  • More Mad Money Merger Picks Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 8:06 PM ET

    Cramer continues his list of the top 10 potential anti-competitive deals coming before 2008.

  • Oil prices soared above $60 a barrel as a rash of snags affecting U.S. oil refineries, pipelines, and an oil field sparked worries of a supply crunch in the world's biggest energy consumer.

  • Wild fluctuations in energy stocks have deterred investors recently. But analysts say the sector is still a good bet.

  • BP said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit dropped 22% to a two-year low, driven down by the declining price of oil and increased safety spending after a series of high-profile mishaps including a deadly refinery blast in Texas and an oil spill in Alaska.

  • Stocks Finish Higher Ahead of Fed; Energy Leads Gains Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 6:56 PM ET

    A sharp rise in crude oil prices failed to deter investors on Tuesday as they nibbled at stocks ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates, set for release tomorrow afternoon.

  • The Dow closed at a record for the third straight session  and Nasdaq fell slightly as investors bought selectively ahead of earnings reports and on a steep drop in oil.

  • BP Failed To Emphasize Safety, Baker Panel Says Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

    BP said it will implement the panel's recommendations as part of its continuing effort to strengthen and standardized process safety management at BP's five U.S. refineries.

  • Day Ahead: Earnings, OPEC and BP Safety Report Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 8:22 AM ET

    Lots of corporate headlines are already getting attention ahead of the open. Stocks in the U.S. are lining up to open higher at this point, and earnings will be the big focus. After making gains yesterday, European stocks are mixed with a flattish performance, and Japanese stocks were little changed to the downside.

  • Dow Sets Record as Investors Buy Tech, Energy Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 6:15 PM ET

    The Dow scored its second record close in a row and the Nasdaq had its best week in four months as buyers snapped up oil, financial and technology stocks ahead of next week's earnings reports.

  • BP Shares Jump After CEO Says He Will Retire Early Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

    Shares of BP surged more than 4% after the oil giant said Chief Executive John Browne had decided to step down at the end of July, much earlier than planned.