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  • Stocks ended the session on a high note, led by energy, tech and financials. The Dow gained more than 250 points while other major averages also finished strongly.

  • BP shares have tumbled more than 25 percent since the explosion in the Gulf coast last month, but are trading higher Thursday. Is this a good time to get into the firm? Mark Gilman, oil analyst at The Benchmark Company, shared his insights.

  • Right now, traders are focused on 1086 in the S&P, says Steve Grasso. If that level can hold the next key technical level will be...

  • In 2005, President Bush received massive criticism for what many viewed as a slow response to Hurricane Katrina. Five years later...

  • Confused yet? Stocks rallying worldwide, but off their highs, as China denying it is reviewing its holding of euro sovereign bonds, while Spain won parliamentary backing for an austerity budget (by a single vote!). Few believe this...

  • In a television interview the other day with George Stephanopoulos, James Carville registered his disbelief that the White House did not immediately seize upon Deepwater Horizon to exploit for political gain. ... Therefore, with the oil complex bracing for a barrage of blame when Obama travels to Louisiana tomorrow, the sector will continue to come under pressure.

  • Market opportunities are plenty but resist temptation and wait for prices to fall further, says Beat Lenherr, chief global strategist at LGT Capital Management.

  • Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    Several days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose, partly for financial reasons, to use a type of casing for the well that the company knew was the riskier of two options, according to a BP document. The NYT reports.

  • U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a strong open on Wall Street Thursday, helped by more strength from European stock markets and China's assurance it is not planning on getting rid of European debt.

  • Stocks were off their sessions high, pulling back after European markets closed but still positive after enduring days of whipsaw trading.

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    With a market correction well underway, it makes sense to analyze how you are making investment decisions as the risk trade unravels. There are lessons to be learned even in today’s unsettled market

  • A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A memo offers the most detailed accounting of the events and decisions made aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the final hours before the April 20 blast, the New York Times reports.

  • As if trading oil isn't hard enough, how should you game the space now considering all the rapid developments related to the spill.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    I've been following the BP oil spill story, getting updates online from CNBC.com, as well as BP's own outreach on Twitter. Then I stumbled across a Twitter account for BP Global PR. Except it's not really BP Global PR. It's a hilarious send-up of spin.

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    The BP oil disaster off the coast of Louisiana is affecting the progress of wind power as an energy alternative at the world's biggest energy conference in Dallas.

  • To wit, Iran might get a look-away, but not BP (not that BP should). While the former gets a tacit free pass from the White House on its (not so) merry way in developing nukes for peaceful purposes (wink, wink… nudge, nudge), the latter gets raked over the coals for obvious political gain.

  • The MT Bunga Kelana 3 Oil tanker.

    A tanker spilled about 18,000 barrels of crude oil off Singapore's coast after a collision with another ship ripped a hole in one of its tanks, authorities said Tuesday.

  • The logos of Transocean and BP Plc are seen on the derrick of the Development Driller III, which is drilling the relief well at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

    Transocean’s corporate motto is “We’re never out of our depth.” But after last month’s fatal explosion on a Transocean oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, that assertion is open to question.

  • The euro fell broadly on Monday, after the Spanish central bank's takeover of a savings bank added to jitters about debt problems in some of the weak euro zone countries. Where should investors be putting their money? Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared his views and investment strategies.

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

    In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells and a halt to a controversial type of environmental waiver that was given to the Deepwater Horizon rig, at least seven new permits for various types of drilling and five environmental waivers have been granted, according to records. The NYT reports.