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  • In almost a flip-flop of yesterday (Tuesday), the markets posted a strong late-day rally Wednesday afternoon. The major indices finished the day up well over 2 percent, closing the session at the highs of the day — quite a contrast to yesterday’s drop at the end of the day. Leading the rally today are sectors that were noticeably beaten up yesterday...

  • Natural Gas

    Since the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP  caught fire and sank on April 20, natural gas prices have gone up, and gone down and now seem headed north again.

  • Managers Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox and Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs

    A day after the US Coast Guard revealed that the sinking of an oil rig licensed by BP was leaking 1,000 barrels of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox announced that their interleague games would be sponsored by the oil company in what would be called the “BP Crosstown Classic.”

  • Stocks remained higher Wednesday, led by energy and financials, as investors grabbed bargain shares beaten down in the prior session's selloff.  A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • In 1979, an accident at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear power plant caused a serious and lasting impact on the nuclear power industry...

  • Stocks bounced back Wednesday, led by energy and financials. A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • The White House’s answer for Deepwater Horizon…Send in the lawyers! Apparently, the U.S. government has decided the best way to help BP plug the leak in the Gulf of Mexico is to open a criminal probe. ... Little wonder then why the complex collapsed and volatility surged to kick off this abbreviated trading week.

  • After losing steam late in the session yesterday (Tuesday), stocks had pointed to a higher open this morning. (Note: US markets did open higher, led by energy and financials.) But in a fairly rare sight, stock futures are advancing as the U.S. Dollar Index rises and commodities fall.

  • US stock index futures edged higher Wednesday after losses on Tuesday, though European stocks were down in early trade as risk-averse investors avoid equities on fears about the strength of the world economic recovery.

  • Contract workers from BP use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    A Washington, DC company called First Line Technology has developed a product that could help in the clean up of the Gulf oil spill. It's just one of several ideas from private entrepreneurs hoping to assist in the effort.

  • As the broader market wrestles with BP’s unforeseeable future Scott Nations of NationShares suggests using options to hedge against the horrors and the headlines.

  • Late day weakness on Tuesday largely stemmed from the energy sector. Because it's such a big part of the S&P, could energy derail this bull all together?

  • As experts debate the sustainability of the economy's recent upswing, Mike Shinnick, portfolio manager at the four-star rated Wasatch-1st Source Long/Short Fund, said his firm is employing a value-investing strategy that combines both short- and long-term positions.

  • The Dow shed over 100 points, or 1 percent, after a late selloff Tuesday. It was a see-saw session as investors cheered a pair of encouraging U.S. manufacturing reports but many worries still nagged at the market.

  • As Europe struggles to contain financial woes, will the uncertainty force Corporate America to broadly reduce earnings estimates?

  • Stocks struggled to hold onto gains in a see-saw session Tuesday as investors cheered a pair of encouraging U.S. manufacturing reports but many worries still nagged at the market.

  • With the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting its worst May since 1940, where will the stock market head for the rest of the year? Steven Stahler, president of Stahler Investment Group, and Harry Clark, president and CEO of Clark Capital Management, shared their insights with CNBC.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    Investors are overreacting to the effects that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will have on BP's share value, sending the company down more than half of its true value, a JPMorgan analyst said Tuesday.

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    Gas prices could climb higher than $5 a gallon by 2012 and oil companies could move exploration to other countries if the Obama administration’s suspension of offshore drilling continues for six months, John Hofmeister, a BP consultant and former Shell executive told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks erased their losses Tuesday after a pair of encouraging U.S. manufacturing reports.