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  • BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback Sunday, 30 May 2010 | 11:39 PM ET
    Video still of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    BP resumed pumping drilling fluid into a stricken oil well after stopping late Wednesday when engineers saw that too much of the fluid was escaping along with the leaking crude oil, the NYT reports.

  • Euro bills and coins

    Wall Street may finally shift its focus back to the U.S. economy, after weeks of zeroing in on problems in the euro zone. The big report of the week? Friday's May employment number, which could be a game-changer.

  • BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 10:41 PM ET
    Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman shows oil collected from a jetti at the mouth of the Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana. BP announced today that it is successfully siphoning off 1,000 barrels of oil per day from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose a type of casing for the well that it knew was the riskier of two options, the NYT reports.

  • Stocks Rally — But Skeptics Wonder Why Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    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...

  • BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 9:59 AM ET
    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.

  • Panel Suggests Signs of Trouble Before Rig Explosion Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 2:40 AM ET
    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.

  • Why Oil Spill Hurts Progress of Wind Power Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 1:12 PM ET
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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.

  • Options Action: Energy Sector Monday, 24 May 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    Energy traders keep insisting that oil stocks related to the gulf spill have been oversold. But the situation seems to get worse not better. How should you position?

  • Bullish Beginnings Or Dead Cat Bounce Friday, 21 May 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Should you position for a market that’s about to climb or is there a whole lot more selling to come?

  • 20 Stocks with the Potential to Pop - Q2 2010 Friday, 21 May 2010 | 4:32 PM ET
    It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question, the street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation. After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the stock is headed. From the entire S&P 500, which stocks are an

    With data from ThomsonReuters, we took a look at which stocks have mean consensus estimates furthest above their stock prices (as of market close on 5/21/10).

  • Should You Position For A Bear Market? Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    A massive sell-off on Wall Street Thursday thrust the stock market into an official correction. Now, some traders are warning that a bear market lies ahead.

  • BP Tries Mile-Long Tube in Latest Bid to Plug Leak Saturday, 15 May 2010 | 9:33 AM ET
    Oil booms are seen surrounding an island as they try to protect it from the massive oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico.

    Technicians were gingerly moving joysticks to guide deep-sea robots and thread a 6-inch tube with a rubber stopper into the 21-inch pipe spewing oil from the ocean floor. That work continued Saturday morning for a second day.

  • BP Could Begin Siphoning Oil Leak Overnight: Exec Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:49 PM ET
    Oil booms are seen surrounding an island as they try to protect it from the massive oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico.

    BP Friday was attempting to insert a pipe to siphon oil from a blown out undersea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and channel it to the surface, a company executive said.

  • Gulf Spill: Winning & Losing The Blame Game Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 5:41 PM ET

    It appears some of the energy companies called to Capital Hill may actually benefit from being grilled by lawmakers.

  • Over the past few years, the outlook from Cisco CEO John Chambers has been spot on. That combined with technical action makes the traders nervous.

  • Political Patience Wanes as Gulf Oil Spill Grows Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:48 AM ET
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    Political patience is washing away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from spewing oil into the Gulf, where crews were trying the latest solution—submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker.

  • Obama Seeks to Split Agency That Monitors Oil Drilling Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 2:33 AM ET
    A dead turtle lies in the surf as concern continues that the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may harm animals in its path on May 3, 2010 in Bay St Louis, Mississippi.

    The Obama administration is proposing splitting the agency that oversees offshore drilling in response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. The New York Times reports.

  • Halftime Will Skepticism Or Optimism Prevail? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    With so many mixed signals in the market, should you bias toward being bullish or bearish?

  • Your First Move For Tuesday May 4th Monday, 3 May 2010 | 6:08 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has negatively impacted the shares of the companies involved. Will it have a direct effect on crude oil prices? Jason Gammel, managing director of research at Macquarie, and Fadel Gheit, managing director and senior analyst at Oppenheimer, offered CNBC their insights—and stock calls.