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Oil has been unquestionably the most important macro-factor for the markets for the last half-decade. From Saudi Arabia to Wal-Mart, oil prices affect everyone. A warm winter can send heating oil prices tumbling, but an event in the Middle East can send crude skyrocketing.
ConocoPhillips said it expects first-quarter results to be hurt by lower crude oil prices and production compared with the fourth quarter, but projects stronger natural gas prices and improved margins in its refining business.
Actor Stephen Collins continues to make solid gains each day--and he's very consistent in adding $3,000 a day in Bonus Bucks (so that's why we put in his picture). His strategy is paying off as he builds his lead in "Trading With The Stars." Actor Ernie Hudson is making some buys and sells as is Hall of Famer Johnny Bench--who's still in 9th place, but at least he's staying out of the cellar..
Okay--time to look at who's "stock picking" star is shining among our show celebs competing in "Trading With The Stars. CNBC show producers are getting into the act with comments like "Now he's kicking butt" and "Go Tucker Go!" Here's why they're saying that.
Time to check in on our Trading With The Stars celebs and see where they stand. Overall their approach is a lot more conservative than the majority of our non-celeb leaders - more stable companies and purchases spread across multiple stocks, and it might end up being a race to see who can lose the least.
U.S. crude oil futures ended lower for the fourth day in a row, dragged down by a slide in the equities markets amid worries over the subprime mortgage lending sector, analysts said.
Chevron said on Tuesday its new oil and natural gas projects will produce about 1.1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2011, and it will keep exploration spending high in the coming years.
Today, Cramer gives Home Gamers five oil stocks worth buying. Here are his top two.
Think there are no oil plays? Dig deeper. As the industry giants look to grow their reserves, a few companies could strike it rich.
America's friendship with its No. 2 oil supplier, Mexico, has been strained by anti-immigration rhetoric; and the U.S.' No. 4 oil provider is Venezuela -- which just moved to nationalize the industry. Should Yanks be nervous about energy security? Two policy experts appeared on "Power Lunch" to weigh in on the issue.
Hall of Famer Johnny Bench joined the line-up of celebrities taking part in the "Trading With the Stars" portion of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Bench appeared today on "Squawk Box"--the show he's trading for.
Communities on Australia's north-west coast were battered on Friday by a severe tropical cyclone which reportedly killed one and tore roofs from homes with destructive winds and heavy flooding.
Venezuela, which is pressing ahead quickly with a sweeping raft of nationalizations, has said it is seeking at least 60 percent of the projects that develop the tarry crude from the Caribbean country's east.
Cyclones off the coast of Western Australia forced the shut down on Thursday of almost half the country's oil production as well as a major iron ore export terminal, with more closures seen as two storms approach oil fields.
Cramer continues his list of the top 10 potential anti-competitive deals coming before 2008.
Wild fluctuations in energy stocks have deterred investors recently. But analysts say the sector is still a good bet.
Stocks finished lower as new worries about the mortgage lending market depressed financial shares and a late surge in oil prices drove energy stocks higher. "Crude rallied 4% in 10 minutes and it just turned energy stocks on a dime," said Michael Driscoll, Senior Managing Director in Equity Trading at Bear Stearns.
Stocks ended a strongly positive week narrowly mixed Friday after the market absorbed a weaker-than-expected employment report that curbed bullish sentiment.
The second largest U.S. oil producer said its fourth-quarter profit fell, pulled down by weaker natural gas prices. The San Ramon-based company said net income in the quarter dropped to $3.77 billion, or $1.74 a share, from $4.14 billion, or $1.86 a share, in 2005. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Financial were expecting Chevron to earn $1.73 a share.
It's all about the jobs report today, and stocks are tentative ahead of the number. The market is looking flat to positive, after a rousing performance yesterday that lifted the Dow to its 27th new record since October. Non farm payrolls are expected to increase by 167,000.