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

    As officials reported a gradual increase in the amount of oil being captured from a spewing wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, BP said it plans to replace the cap collecting the crude with a slightly bigger device next month.

  • Stocks fell sharply after a late selloff Monday after a report showed consumer credit rose slightly.  Industrials, financials and tech were the weakest links.

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    Last week’s market turmoil may have rattled investors, but there are still buying opportunities for those looking to get into the market—though analysts differed on the best investments.

  • Traders are keeping a close eye on the S&P after it slipped to 1060 then bounced. What should you be watching, now?

  • Tony Hayward (L) & Michael Sheen (R)

    It isn't a question of "if" the BP oil spill movie will be made, but when. Since I live in Hollywood, it is my duty to help with casting.

  • The euro fell below $1.19 for the first time in more than four years on Monday but recovered most of its losses as U.S. stocks rose slightly and strong German manufacturing data pushed investors to buy back the currency. Ashraf Laidi, chief market strategist at CMC Markets discussed his insights.

  • Stocks see-sawed Monday as investors were encouraged by strong German factory data but the market remained jittery.

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    BP is trying to defend its corporate image with a major ad campaign after causing the largest oil spill in US history. The campaign includes a TV commercial featuring BP CEO Tony Hayward apologizing for the environmental disaster and explaining to viewers what the company is doing to repair the damage. The campaign has been met with mostly criticism.

  • I've just returned from a week in Charleston, South Carolina, where the shrimp fisherman are starting to see higher prices for their shrimp due to limitations on fishing in the Gulf. Also: Hedge funds are in trouble. And the first evidence of earnings impact from the 6-month oil drilling moratorium is being seen today.

  • Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Executive

    BP, already bedeviled by an out-of-control oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now finds itself with one more problem: Tony Hayward, its gaffe-prone chief executive. The NYT reports.

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    A hodgepodge of oversight agencies granted exceptions to rules, allowed risks to accumulate and made a disaster more likely on the Deepwater Horizon rig, the New York  Times reports.

  • Broker works the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange.

    The weakening euro could continue to strong-arm markets in the week ahead, as investors worry about contagion from Europe's sovereign debt crisis and the potential for a bigger setback in the U.S. economic recovery.

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    The legendary oilman discusses the possibility for sky-high crude prices, the potential of natural gas and BP’s spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Stocks ended the week in correction territory after a sharp selloff Friday as a disappointing jobs report and another possible debt crisis in Hungary intensified fears about the stability of the recovery.

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    Billion-dollar oil rigs are starting to see a tremendous amount of financial strain due to the enormous amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Daryl Carpenter demonstrates how ordinary hay can be used to remove oil from water.

    A Florida contractor demonstrates how hay could be an effective way of soaking up some of the oil from the BP well spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • One Web site is trying to channel all the rage against BP over the oil spill, offering a "Redesign BP's Logo" contest.

  • Stocks tumbled Friday, with the Dow falling more than 2 percent. Which stocks should you be buying and selling into next week? Danielle Hughes, founder and CEO of Divine Capital, and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, discussed their best plays.

  • With the high costs of the BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill and no end in sight...

  • Markets slipped on Friday after a US report showed fewer jobs were added to nonfarm payrolls than expected last month—and most of those jobs were temporary census workers. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.