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Stocks BP PLC

  • When investors let up on the oil-services stocks – and they will eventually – this international play should be one of the first to rebound.

  • Once again the market experienced late day volatility, but instead of a sell-off this time in the last hour of trading buyers pushed stocks to session highs.

  • In honor of our extended Halftime Report launch, Fast Money is profiling the trading icons that thrived between 9:30am and 4pm.

  • A widely regarded authority in the energy sector tells Fast Money, "“I don’t think BP will last as a company for more than a matter of months.”

  • Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Executive

    "This has not been handled well." That assessment of BP's public relations campaign comes from Mike Sitrick, whose Sitrick & Co. is well known for its crisis management skills.

  • Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.

  • Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.

  • Whitney Tilson of T2 Partners on why the oil company is his latest long position.

  • Media "hype" surrounding the BP oil spill is exacerbating the situation for Florida's tourist industry, said David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western, the world’s largest hotel chain.

  • Going green has made sense for many companies in the past years, and the proven benefit to the bottom line has begun to sink in gradually as companies battle tarnished reputations (BP, Goldman Sachs) and distrust in the marketplace. Suddenly, sustainability and going green are popular.

  • Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday after an early pop following comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Gold hit a record high above $1,250 an ounce on Tuesday as concern over Europe's economic outlook lifted risk aversion. Is there still room for investors? Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Management and a CNBC contributor, and Francisco Blanch, head of global commodity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, offered their insights.

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    President Obama said he wanted to know "whose a** to kick" over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, adding to the pressure on energy giant BP  as it sought to capture more of the leak from its gushing well. Do you think his words crossed the bounds of good taste, or were they appropriate under the circumstances? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Heavy oil pools along the side of a boom just outside Cat Island in Barataria Bay.

    It seems unthinkable, even now, that the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could bring down the mighty BP. But investment bankers get paid to think the unthinkable — and that is just what they are doing. The New York times explains.

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction Tuesday, reversing earlier gains as European shares pushed lower and the euro lost early gains.

  • Simulated oil splatter on a BP gas station sign in Manhattan, New York.

    With no consensus among experts on how much oil is pouring from the wellhead, it is hard, if not impossible, to assess the containment cap’s effectiveness.  The NYT reports.

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    Soured by last week's U.S. employment report, investors are heading to the high ground in an effort to avoid fall out from Europe.

  • Don’t trust a move higher, Cramer says, until these six problems are solved.

  • Boone T. Pickens

    It's possible that the current oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico could last a year, said oilman T. Boone Pickins, citing similar leaks.

  • Offshore supply vessels assist and observe the worksite of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

    A machine known as the Voraxial Separator uses force to pull apart oil and water that have mixed together and could be helpful in cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico spill.