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Libya says it will work to convince three U.S. oil companies currently "stalling" to sign revised contracts giving the North African nation a greater share of its oil production, in the latest indication that the OPEC member is grappling with falling crude prices.
Occidental Petroleum said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit fell 69 percent from a year ago as results were hammered by lower oil and gas prices. But its bottom line easily topped Wall Street forecasts.
"I dread looking at Wall Street tomorrow. It's not going to be a pleasant sight." Senator Harry Reid, Thursday night. Gee, Mr. Senator, don't get into the stock commentary business.
If you’ve lost your way in this stock market mayhem perhaps what you’re seeking is no further than in your own backyard.
Although futures are down (we routinely move in 50 point ranges in the morning), there is a calmer, more even tone to trader talk this morning:
The Dow again swung in a roughly 775 point range (about 9 percent), and yet the markets felt....stable.
The energy crisis has been pushed to the back burner–pardon the pun–by the financial market concerns and yesterday’s dramatic failure of leadership on Capitol Hill. The credit fears represent a tide that is sinking all boats.
Stocks whipsawed back into positive territory after regulators in the US and Europe took aim at short sellers and progress continued toward resurrecting the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of bad bank assets.
Twice each year, Standard and Poor's runs a stock screen, designed to find stocks that Warren Buffett might find attractive based on his general investment philosophy. The new list has just been released. Guess what well-known name is missing this time around. (Pay no attention to the picture on the left.)
Ken Kam of of Marketocracy Masters 100 thinks the market is at a crossroads. Here's his game plan -- for whichever path the market takes.
Yes, but not for the long term, Cramer says. Here's how you trade this market.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of AutoNation and RadioShack popped while Southwest Airlines and Pulte dropped.
The theater? Citigroup and XTO Energy. Cramer explains why.
Oil price slides haven't changed Eitan Bernstein's investment in oil-company stocks. "Our investment strategy is focused on selectivity, basically, understanding the volatility in commodity prices," he told CNBC. "We try to focus on the best names in the group."
There are plenty of upsides to the E&P sector, said Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst at Raymond James. Following are his top stock picks.
So where should an investor's dollar go: large-cap stocks, mid-caps, or small-caps? Try all three!
It was an ugly first half for the stock market and now that the goal posts have been moved for the economic recovery, expect a rough game in the second half.
By anyone's reckoning, it was a rough week. Crude oil continued its relentless climb; banks and brokerages gave hints of more discouraging news; government data pointed to a weak economy; even strong companies like Nike, Oracle, and Research In Motion issued cautious guidance; and Federal Reserve policymakers, widely perceived as powerless to help, left interest rates unchanged. But all week, even through the worst of the market's sell-offs, CNBC guests offered
Schwab portfolio manager Vivienne Hsu recommends large caps with international exposure to get through the rough patch.