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  • The desk is keeping a close eye on the S&P with the major index flirting with 1108, its 200 day moving average. What should you make of it?

  • Video still of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill nears the two-month mark, BP has been bombarded with ideas for cleaning up the crude. Vote for the ones you think would be most effective, from demonstrations on CNBC.

  • So far this year, a total of 135 companies have raised, initiated or reinstated dividends; only two firms have cut them. Is this another signal that the economy is rebounding? Robert Froehlich, senior managing director at The Hartford, and John Dorfman, portfolio manager of Dorfman Value Fund, offered their insights and their best plays.

  • Stocks rose Monday as strong euro-zone industrial data helped assuage worries about the debt crisis. Techs and industrials led the advance.

  • Veterinarians clean an oil covered brown pelican found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

    A massive sell-off in BP shares triggered by the worst oil spill in US history has created "a unique investment opportunity" despite costs that could approach $60 billion, Oppenheimer said in a research note.

  • EU industrial production came in better than expected, which is helping to lift European and US stocks. Greece is up five straight days (a 9 percent rally), but other countries have seen significant gains in the last four days as well.

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    With oil still spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, BP is clearly under growing pressure. One front is focusing on the company's dividend. Today, we want to know if you think BP should lower it, suspend it or keep shelling it out. Share your opinion in our poll.

  • US stock index futures rose Monday, as investors' concerns over Europe's debt crisis eased, and good news about oil and miners pushed the major indices higher.

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    Stocks will navigate choppy waters in the week ahead, but could sail a bit more smoothly—barring any nasty, new surprises from Europe.

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  • Plus, get two more stocks that, however unfortunately, benefit from ecological disaster.

  • Traders began leaving the building, mentally and physically, just after noon ET Friday, but next week is one of the biggest weeks in a long time, on all fronts.

  • From IPOs and earnings reports to economic data and options expiration, here’s your must-have guide for the next five trading sessions.

  • Stocks eked out a gain Friday after struggling all day as investors weighed a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment against a disappointing retail-sales report.

  • Official trophy of the BP Crosstown Cup.

    For BP, a company that’s had a helluva time getting a “cup” on the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher it is responsible for, it’s now connected to another cup, the BP Crosstown Cup in Chicago. And it's a strikeout for the oil producer.

  • Veteran trader Gary Kaminksy tells the desk he's hearing chatter about a potentially strong earnings season ahead. Are the bulls back in the game?

  • A BP cleanup crew shovels oil from a beach on May 24, 2010 at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. BP CEO Tony Hayward, who visited the beach, said that BP is doing everything possible to clean up the massive oil spill still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

    When the leaders of America's cities gather this weekend in Oklahoma City for the US Conference of Mayors, they will be faced with a late addition to the agenda, an emergency meeting on the BP oil spill.

  • Stocks eked out a gain Friday after struggling all day as investor weighed a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment against a disappointing retail-sales report.

  • Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman shows oil collected from a jetti at the mouth of the Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana. BP announced today that it is successfully siphoning off 1,000 barrels of oil per day from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Lawyers are using tactics such as radio and TV ads to sign up clients to sue BP, reports the NYT.