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  • 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.

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    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.

  • Italy Auction Calms Europe Friday, 28 May 2010 | 11:16 AM ET

    Italy successfully auctioned 3, 7, & 10 year notes Friday, which should further calm markets. Bottom line: for the moment, it appears that European countries can access capital markets, with the possible exception of Greece. Now they just have to sell the austerity programs. Also: Sell in May and go to..?

  • Market Looking Flat Ahead of Holiday Friday, 28 May 2010 | 8:43 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lackluster open Friday as investors waited for key economic data to verify that recovery is building momentum.

  • Fast Money’s Watch List Monday, 24 May 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    They say good things come to those who wait. Which stocks are the Fast Money traders waiting on?

  • Is Exxon Still a Good 'Buy'? Monday, 10 May 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    ExxonMobil is the biggest company in America and has been profitable for the last five quarters. So should investors still be buying the oil giant? Andrew Lees, portfolio manager at Invesco Energy Fund and Shawn Reynolds, portfolio manager at Van Eck Global shared their insights.

  • Bulls Return to This Oil Exploration Giant Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    McMoRan Exploration rallied on a major oil discovery in January, only to fall back to earth in the last two months. Now the bulls are back.

  • Study Predicts Steady Oil Prices for Next Decade Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 3:36 PM ET

    A new study by OPEC predicts oil prices could stay in the $70-80 a barrel range for the next 10 years, according to a report expected to be presented at the International Energy Forum next week in Cancun, Mexico.

  • Pisani: Traders Plan on Steady Rates Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stock futures Tuesday were a couple points higher ahead of the Fed meeting. An informal survey of stock traders indicate that no one is expecting a dramatic change in wording or rates. Most feel that unemployment will stay in the 9 percent range, that inflation will remain in the 1 to (at most) 2 percent range in 2010, and that none of this warrants rate increases before late in the year.

  • Dow Ekes Out Gain, Buoyed by Walmart Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    After being down all day, the Dow and S&P eked out gains Monday, led by Walmart after an analyst upgrade on the stock. Plus financials pulled off a gain amid relief after Sen. Chris Dodd unveiled his financial-reform bill.

  • China, Reform Weigh on Stocks; AIG Rises Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined Monday as the dollar gained after a warning from Moody's on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening.  Financials took a hit amid jitters over financial reform.

  • Stocks Trade Lower; Walmart Jumps 1% Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Stocks were lower Monday after a warning from Moody's' on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening. But Walmart jumped 1% after an analyst upgrade.

  • Futures Look Lower on Moody's Warning Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures followed international markets lower Monday, but Wall Street is coming off a bullish trend that could continue given some stronger economic numbers.