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  • BP's plan to increase oil-capture capacity this week at the Gulf of Mexico leak to up to 53,000 barrels a day will be delayed by high waves expected to be generated by Tropical Storm Alex, a company executive said Monday.

  • As Drilling Increases, Cleanup Technology Lags Saturday, 26 Jun 2010 | 1:22 PM ET
    Workers use a vacuum as they continue the cleanup of oil in Barataria Bay June 19, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana.

    While oil companies have spent billions of dollars to drill deeper and farther out to sea, relatively little money and research have gone into finding new, improved ways to respond to oil spills in deepsea conditions like those in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • More Oil Gushing Into Gulf After Robot Collision Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:43 PM ET

    The Coast Guard reported Wednesday that energy giant BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well.

  • Judge Who Overturned Drilling Ban Has Oil Investments Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 9:09 AM ET
    Oil burns and creates plumes of smoke near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on June 19, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, according to financial disclosure reports. He's also a new member of a secret national security court.

  • Chinese Firms Using 'Back Door' to US Exchanges Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

    With so much attention on Chinese stocks, something that gets very little attention: US-listed Chinese companies that went public through the back door. The back door, in this case..?

  • Karen Finerman's Game Plan As Energy Powers Up Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    Stocks powered their way higher on Friday with both the Dow and the S&P 500 closing higher for the day and for the week. How should you be positioned now?

  • Has BP Finally Found A Floor? Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 6:06 PM ET

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

  • Gutsiest Oil Exploration IPO: Herb Greenberg Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    An oil exploration company in a sea of post-BP oil exploration stock disasters.

  • Halftime Pt.1: 4 Stocks Could Benefit From BP’s Woes Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

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

  • Will Obama Go Nuclear on BP Tonight? Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 4:44 PM ET
    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

  • A Natural Gas Boom? Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 7:25 PM ET

    Cramer talks with Devon Energy Chairman Larry Nichols about the industry's future.

  • Could ExxonMobil Buy BP? Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 4:48 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Imagining the Worst in BP’s Future Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
    Heavy oil pools along the side of a boom just outside Cat Island in Barataria Bay.

    It seems unthinkable, even now, that the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could bring down the mighty BP. But investment bankers get paid to think the unthinkable — and that is just what they are doing. The New York times explains.

  • BP's Corporate Image Moves: Pro and Con Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    BP is trying to defend its corporate image with a major ad campaign after causing the largest oil spill in US history. The campaign includes a TV commercial featuring BP CEO Tony Hayward apologizing for the environmental disaster and explaining to viewers what the company is doing to repair the damage. The campaign has been met with mostly criticism.

  • How BP Spill May 'Flow Through' to Financial Markets Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    The latest plan to stop the oil flowing from a BP site in the Gulf of Mexico may not work as well as originally hoped, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. Many experts are now planning for the worst. What is the long-term impact of the spill on the economy? Steve Blitz, senior economist at Majestic Research discussed his insights.

  • Gas prices could climb higher than $5 a gallon by 2012 and oil companies could move exploration to other countries if the Obama administration’s suspension of offshore drilling continues for six months, John Hofmeister, a BP consultant and former Shell executive told CNBC Tuesday.

  • BP Ripe for Takeover? Not Really, Analysts Say Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 4:49 AM ET
    BP headquarters in London.

    BP’s stock price has plummeted over the past month, sparking talk on whether it is vulnerable to a takeover. But given the massive uncertainty surrounding the costs of the oil spill, BP may prove to be a cheap, but messy target, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Late Selloff Closes May at Nearly 8% Loss Friday, 28 May 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    Wall Street limped to the finish of an ugly May, dropping on European debt fears and lackluster economic news, though stocks were well off their lows heading into a holiday weekend.

  • Bull Market to Continue For 'Another Couple of Years' Friday, 28 May 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    This bull market will continue for "another couple of years," said Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management. He shared his market outlook.