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  • Total's Net Profit Falls Less than Expected Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 3:51 AM ET

    French oil giant Total posted a 3 percent drop in third-quarter adjusted net profit on Wednesday, despite higher oil prices and production, but the result beat forecasts and it maintained a key output target.

  • Stocks Close With Strong Gains As Energy, Tech Rally Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher as record oil prices boosted shares of Exxon Mobil and other energy producers, while technology shares rallied on optimism ahead of Cisco's earnings.

  • Stocks Close Sharply Lower As Dow Tumbles 362 Points Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower as investors found themselves confronted by two uncomfortable prospects: an end to interest rate cuts and a slowing economy.

  • US to Seek Indictments of Ex-BP Traders: WSJ Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 12:44 AM ET

    The U.S. Justice Department is expected to seek indictments of up to four former BP traders as early as Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.

  • BP Profit Tumbles as Production Falls Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    BP reported a 45 percent fall in third-quarter replacement cost profit to $3.867 billion due to lower oil and gas production, problems at its refining division and fewer asset sales, which had flattered the year-earlier result.

  • Azeri Gas Group Boosts Reserves 20% Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 8:40 AM ET

    Azerbaijan's biggest gas field, Shakh-Deniz, has 20% more gas reserves than initially thought, a project partner said on Thursday confirming the field's large export potential for Europe.

  • Kuwait Wants Shell Out of China Refinery Plan: Report Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 12:26 PM ET

    Kuwait wants to drop Royal Dutch Shell as a partner and is instead considering BP in a project to build a $5 billion oil refinery in Guangdong in China, Kuwait's state news agency KUNA reported on Tuesday.

  • BP Says Alaska Oil Production Problems Inflated Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    Oil major BP has complained to Alaska state officials about the description of at least two oil production disruptions posted on an official state website, a BP spokesman said Wednesday night.

  • BP Settles in Four Texas Refinery Blast Cases Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 12:57 PM ET

    The four cases were filed by survivors of a deadly 2005 explosion who sued the London-based company for emotional distress, loss of hearing and other illnesses.

  • Shipping Must Do More to Protect Environment Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 9:04 AM ET

    Aviation has borne the brunt of environmentalists' ire for causing climate change but the global maritime industry could face similar pressure if it can't agree to curbs in greenhouse gases, industry experts warn.

  • Alaska to Probe Recent Fires at BP Oil Fields Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    Alaska officials said Tuesday they were investigating BP Plc's local unit due to a spate of fires at oil-field facilities, which come after two years of scrutiny over safety at BP's U.S. operations.

  • Total Cuts Output Target, Blames Higher Oil Prices Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:44 AM ET

    French oil major Total has trimmed its average annual hydrocarbon output growth target for 2006-2010, blaming the impact of rising oil prices on some of its production-sharing agreements and project delays.

  • Shell Shuts Wells, Starts Evacuations in U.S. Gulf Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 6:24 PM ET

    Shell Oil was pulling nonessential workers from the western U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday as the company prepared to shut in 5 million cubic feet of natural gas production off the south Texas coast, the company said.

  • Shell Sells Oil Refineries, Gas Stakes for $2.5 Billion Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 11:07 AM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell sold three French oil refineries and gas field stakes in Norway for $2.5 billion on Thursday, pressing ahead with its strategy to divest lower-returning assets.

  • Total's Second-Quarter Profit Little Changed Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 7:16 AM ET

    Oil company Total said Thurdsay that second-quarter net profit was little changed as improved refinery margins failed to offset the weaker dollar.

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    Exxon Mobil posted a 1% drop in quarterly earnings on Thursday, missing expectations, as weaker natural gas prices and production offset higher margins from production of gasoline and chemicals.

  • Stocks ended sharply lower on several disappointing earnings reports and concerns about the housing industry. "The housing story has gone from bad to worse. It's pretty clear that the subprime market is not as well contained as a lot of people had been thinking," said David Rosenberg, North American economist at Merrill Lynch.

  • New BP Boss Promises Turnaround as Profits Fall Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    BP's new Chief Executive Tony Hayward pledged to turn around Europe's second-largest fully-listed oil company on Tuesday as a drop in second-quarter profits highlighted its industry-lagging performance.

  • Total Profits Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 8:41 PM ET

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  • Apache: On the War Path to $120 Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

    Here's the latest $80 stock Cramer thinks is going to 20 over par.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.