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Stocks Chevron Corp

  • The tone of Thursday's BP hearing suggests lawmakers on the Hill are looking for blood. So how should you trade the space?

  • The president missed a few key points during his speech Tuesday night. Cramer offers a speech of his own to fill in the holes.

  • The desk is keeping a close eye on the action in BP after shares popped Wednesday in the wake of a dividend suspension.

  • As investors debate whether high-yielding BP bonds are a good buy, the cost of insuring against default on those bonds continues to set new highs. BP bonds bounced, along with a temporary move higher in its stock, on news the company has agreed to set aside $20 billion in an escrow fund to pay claims from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The credit-default swaps for BP bonds have risen to a record...

  • Get long these 4 stocks as beneficiaries of a potential BP asset sale, says Liquidator.

  • Trading has been decidedly bearish in BP since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill started in late April, and now one investor is positioning for a complete collapse.

  • In the aftermarket BP erased nearly all of Tuesday’s gains after not one but two new bombshells rocked Wall Street.

  • President Barack Obama

    Is Obama going to launch the nuclear option against BP in tonight’s Oval Office speech? That option would terminate all BP oil and gas leases and suspend all federal contracts with the oil company. BP is the Defense Department’s biggest oil supplier, with a contract worth more than $2 billion yearly, according to energy analyst John Kilduff. Such a move by the president could conceivably bankrupt BP

  • The euro is up again, so European bourses are up for the most part. Next test will be Spain, which will auction 10 and 30 year bonds on Thursday. The UK's FTSE and France's CAC indices are both having their first five-day winning streak in nearly four months. Also: Finally, some good news for IPOs.

  • With chatter that BP or its assets may be on somebody’s shopping list,  the obvious question: Which big oil company is most financially fit to do those kind of deals? Exxon Mobil.

  • 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.

    Patriotic Americans bought war bonds to finance the path to victory in a just cause. Why not use the same tool again — call them Freedom Bonds — to end another form of global tyranny?

  • 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.

  • A hazardous material clean-up truck owned by the Chevron Oil Company arrives at a command center in Liberty Park.

    Emergency workers believe they have stopped a 21,000-gallon oil leak from reaching the environmentally sensitive Great Salt Lake, one of the West's most important inland water bodiesfor migratory birds that use it as a place to rest, eat and breed.

  • Wall Street sign

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

  • The US-UK spat over BP is a serious topic of discussion among traders. They are worried that this could get out of hand. They are worried that the meeting between the president and BP officials scheduled for next week will turn into another public humiliation of BP.

  • Stocks were higher in afternoon trading Thursday, led by energy and industrials, as encouraging economic news out of the U.S. and China fueled recovery hopes.

  • Stocks were higher in afternoon trading Thursday, led by energy and industrials, as encouraging economic news out of the U.S. and China fueled recovery hopes.

  • Stocks opened higher Thursday after a drop in jobless claims and confirmation of strong Chinese exports.

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