Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, said Tuesday its first-quarter profit fell slightly after it spun off its natural gas business at the beginning of the year.
Sears, Bank of New York, Amgen and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
The court, in a 5-4 ruling in its first case on climate change, declared that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.
Remember Brian Hunter, Amaranth’s head energy trader? He’s the 32 year-old whose risky bets on natural gas triggered one of the biggest hedge fund meltdowns in history. Well, he’s back and starting another hedge fund; this time with a “fresh approach to commodities.” Called Solengo Capital, the new fund may launch as early as this summer - but long before this gorilla trader enters the room, our own Eric Bolling has done some investigating and learned his strategy.
Duke Energy posted lower fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday due to higher settlement reserves and the impact of merger and restructuring activities.
Stocks in the U.S. are leaning towards a higher open, as investors brace for a barrage of earnings news. Oil is bucking its recent downtrend and is slightly higher as cold weather finally settles into the Northeast. European stocks are trading higher, helped by mining, metals and oil stocks. Asian markets closed higher with Tokyo at a 9-month high.
So--what if everything you were told about air pollution was wrong? That it's not a problem anywhere near what most people believe. Joel Schwartz thinks that way. He is an adjunct scholar at the National Center for Policy Analysis. He's out with a study that says environmentalists have exaggerated just how bad air pollution is. But not so fast--says Ed Hopkins. He's Director of the Environmental Quality Program at the Sierra Club.