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  • Futures Get a Lift From GDP Report Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock-index futures rebounded Thursday after the second reading on second-quarter GDP showed growth was more robust than first thought.  Tropical Storm Gustav, which is readying to move back to hurricane status and heading toward the Gulf Coast, continued to hover over the market and bump up oil prices.

  • Gustav to Test Gulf Infrastructure Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Wednesday's weather models reinforce that Hurricane Gustav could be the most powerful storm to rip through Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production areas since Katrina. It will be the first storm to test the industry's efforts to reinforce its oil and gas production infrastructure.

  • Gustav Biggest Threat to Gulf Oil Since Katrina Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 2:32 PM ET
    Hurricane Gustav

    The oil market's taking notice that Hurricane Gustav could be the first major storm to wreak havoc with Gulf of Mexico oil production areas in several years, and it should be clear by the weekend just how serious that threat could be. "This could be the most significant storm in that area since Katrina and Rita" in 2005, said John Kilduff, M.F. Global senior vice president.

  • Tropical Storm Fay Heads Toward Florida Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    A strengthening Tropical Storm Fay, which killed at least 57 people in the Caribbean over the weekend, took aim at Florida on Monday after breezing across Cuba and causing little damage.

  • Oils, Miners Boost Euro Shares in Choppy Trade Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    European shares ended a choppy session in positive territory on Thursday as a recovery in commodity prices helped energy and mining shares and fears over price pressures were partially quelled by U.S. inflation data.

  • Britain By The Numbers Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    Although a longshot in winning the gold in our World Markets Challenge, the UK's FTSE 100 is now less than 1% behind the S&P 500 on the leaderboard.  Here are some key stats on Britain's economy and markets.

  • Offshore Energy Staff Return as Edouard Hits Texas Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    Tropical Storm Edouard strengthened late on Monday as it churned across the Gulf of Mexico and will likely hit the Texas coast with near-hurricane strength, U.S. forecasters said.

  • Storm Shuts US Offshore Oil Port, Hits Shipping Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    Tropical Storm Edouard forced shut a huge U.S. offshore oil port, a refinery, some oil production and disrupted shipping as the storm raced toward the Texas-Louisiana coast on Monday.

  • Oil Majors Make Big Profits, But Not at the Pumps Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    Furious motorists faced with high pump prices have accused oil majors of profiteering, but as the firms announced bumper profits this week, they said they were making little gasoline sales.

  • Shell Profit Rises 5% on High Oil Prices Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 6:56 AM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell reported a 5 percent rise in second-quarter current cost of supply (CCS) net income to $7.9 billion, and said it beat analysts' forecasts, on the back of high oil prices.

  • Best Trades Now: Airlines, Timber & More Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 3:34 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the experts for their best trades now.

  • Shell Declares Force Majeure after Nigeria Attack Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 7:25 AM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell declared force majeure on Tuesday on its Nigerian Bonny Light crude oil exports for July to September following an attack by militants on an oil trunk pipeline in the Niger Delta on Monday.

  • Exxon To Shatter Records Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    Investors are closely watching quarterly reports from Exxon this week to gain new insights into the energy bubble. What will they reveal?

  • Oil Prices Expected to Fall Further As Demand Eases Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    The recent decline in oil prices is expected to continue amid fresh signs that the rapid runnup in crude prices is curbing demand, particularly in the US, analysts say.

  • Nigeria Militants Attack Oil Pipelines Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 9:51 AM ET

    Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta said on Monday they had attacked two major oil pipelines belonging to Royal Dutch Shell, forcing the firm to halt some production and helping push world oil prices higher.

  • Preview: Oil Majors' Profits to Soar on Record Crude Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 5:11 PM ET

    The world's five largest fully publicly traded oil companies are expected to, yet again, report record profits next week, thanks to high oil prices, even as investors fret over the recent pullback in crude.

  • Some Oil Platforms Shut as Dolly Storm Nears Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

    Tropical Storm Dolly continued to strengthen slightly early Tuesday as it moved over the warm waters of the western Gulf of Mexico towards the Texas-Mexico border.

  • Oil Settles Past $131 on Tropical Storm Threat Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Oil prices rose Monday on a threat of new sanctions against Iran and as Tropical Storm Dolly headed into the Gulf of Mexico, prompting a hurricane watch for parts of Texas and Mexico.

  • Shell to Buy Canada's Duvernay Oil for $5.9 Billion Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy Alberta-based Duvernay Oil for around C$5.9 billion ($5.9 billion), as oil majors' boost investment in tight or hard to extract natural gas.

  • Richest Dividend Stocks (Pt. 1) Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    Jeffery Saut at Raymond James and Allan Nichols at Morningstar shared their insights on why you want dividend stocks -- and which ones to buy.