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  • BP Ordered to Use Less Toxic Chemicals in Oil Cleanup Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 6:25 PM ET
    Workers from United States Environmental Services bring a boat with oil booms into a dock May 3, 2010 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill from its broken undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Reliance on Oil Sands Grows Despite Environmental Risks Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Beneath the subarctic forests of western Canada, deep under the peat bogs and herds of wild caribou, lies the tarry rock that is one of America’s top sources of imported oil. The NYT reports.

  • Dow Ends Down Over 100 as Dollar Gains Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    The Dow tumbled over 100 points, or 1.1 percent, led by financials, as the dollar gained against the euro. Walmart was the lone gainer on the Dow. Oil ended below $70 for the first time this year.

  • Dow Down Over 100 as Dollar Gains Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide in choppy trading Tuesday as the dollar gained against the euro. Financials were the biggest drag after Germany issued a proposal to ban naked short-selling.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: The Euro Wags the Market Monday, 17 May 2010 | 8:43 PM ET
    Euros at an angle

    The euro may be weakening, but it maintains a strong grip on the world's stock and commodities markets. For that reason, investors are keeping an eye on a full meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels Tuesday.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain as Euro Recovers Monday, 17 May 2010 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks erased their losses in the final half-hour of trading Monday as consumer and tech stocks advanced.

  • Stocks Decline, Led by Financials, Energy Monday, 17 May 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as steep slides in commodity prices hit energy and materials, while a weak Empire State manufacturing report put a damper on investor sentiment.

  • SEC Report Soon on Market Circuit Breakers Monday, 17 May 2010 | 12:14 PM ET

    I am expecting the SEC to issue a preliminary report on the causes of the May 6 drop today or tomorrow. Along with the preliminary report, they will separately be issuing details on individual stock circuit breakers. Sources tell me that the single stock breaker will kick in when an individual stock drops 10 percent in a 5-minute period; this will halt trading in that stock for 5 minutes across all trading platforms.

  • Gulf Oil Spreading into Major Current Is New Worry Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    BP said Monday it was siphoning more than one-fifth of the oil that has been spewing into the Gulf for almost a month, as worries escalated that the ooze may reach a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast.

  • Stocks Have a Shaky Start; Lowe's Skids Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Monday as investors weighed a slew of M&A activity against a disappointing Empire State manufacturing report and weak outlook from Lowe's.

  • Futures Pull Back After Empire State Report Monday, 17 May 2010 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower Monday, as European debt has moved to the forefront on the list of Wall Street's concerns, and the euro has touched its lowest level in four years.

  • BP Tries Mile-Long Tube in Latest Bid to Plug Leak Saturday, 15 May 2010 | 9:33 AM ET
    Oil booms are seen surrounding an island as they try to protect it from the massive oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico.

    Technicians were gingerly moving joysticks to guide deep-sea robots and thread a 6-inch tube with a rubber stopper into the 21-inch pipe spewing oil from the ocean floor. That work continued Saturday morning for a second day.

  • BP Could Begin Siphoning Oil Leak Overnight: Exec Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:49 PM ET
    Oil booms are seen surrounding an island as they try to protect it from the massive oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico.

    BP Friday was attempting to insert a pipe to siphon oil from a blown out undersea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and channel it to the surface, a company executive said.

  • Dow Slides but Ends Up 2.3% for Week Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Dow ended sharply lower Friday as growing worries about Europe overshadowed encouraging economic data. Still, the blue-chip index ended up 2.3 percent for the week.

  • Stocks Tumble Amid European Fears; AmEx Skids Friday, 14 May 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.

  • With stocks under pressure and the euro tumbling to 18-month lows on Friday, Warren Myers, CEO of Walter J. Dowd, and Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, shared their market insights.

  • Stocks opened lower on Friday amid a fresh round of worries about the U.S. economic recovery. How should investors prepare their portfolios and what should they watch for? Art Hogan, global equity product director at Jefferies shared his insights.

  • Stocks Decline; VIX Spikes Above 30 Friday, 14 May 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Stocks continued to lose ground Friday as worries about the European debt crisis overshadowed somewhat encouraging US economic data.

  • US Allowed Drilling Without the Need for Permits Friday, 14 May 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to dozens of oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency, the NYT reports.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    Scientists and environmental groups are raising sharp questions about the size of the oil leak in the gulf, estimated at 5,000 barrels a day, declaring that the leak must be far larger. The NYT reports.