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  • US oilfield jobs cull gains pace, more pain ahead Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    Feb 13- When Ian Sandlin was laid off last week after 13 months working on oil rigs in southeast Texas, he was surprised to have lasted that long. The 27- year-old Houston native is among thousands of workers caught in an accelerating cull of oil field jobs across the once booming U.S. oil industry. Interviews with more than a dozen oil workers and job recruiters...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- "This is the really crappy part of the job, and this is what I hate about this industry frankly," the chief executive of oilfield services company Baker Hughes complained as he announced it would lay off 7,000 employees. Baker Hughes is cutting jobs in response to slumping prices and a downturn in drilling activity. Halliburton announced it will cut...

  • Cramer Remix: Buy this as oil swings Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:12 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is making a call on what to buy as oil continues to fluctuate.

  • CARACAS, Feb 11- Venezuela's dollar-denominated bonds tumbled across the board on Wednesday after the government announced a new foreign exchange platform that was widely seen as insufficient to resolve the country's economic crisis. "The persistence of large distortions in the FX market will make it more difficult for the government to make necessary...

  • Top oil analyst: The worst is yet to come Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    An oil well owned an operated by Apache Corporation in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    Oil prices will get a heck of a lot worse before they get better, a top industry analyst said on Tuesday.

  • CARACAS, Feb 10- Venezuela launched a "free" foreign exchange platform on Tuesday that will likely devalue the bolivar in efforts to bolster state coffers amid tumbling oil revenue, although it risks causing a spike in already soaring inflation. The change could lead to billions of dollars in write-downs by foreign corporations with exposure to Venezuela...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. oil services company Halliburton said on Tuesday it expects to cut potentially more than 6,000 jobs across the globe because a "challenging market environment" resulting from low oil prices. Halliburton, the latest in a growing list of major oil industry companies laying off workers because of a worldwide glut of crude, said it expects to let...

  • Halliburton to cut up to 8% of jobs as oil falls Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    Halliburton oil fracking

    Halliburton will layoff between 6.5 and 8 percent of its global staff, the oil field services company said Tuesday.

  • CARACAS, Feb 10- Venezuela on Tuesday launched a new foreign exchange platform that will likely devalue the bolivar heavily in efforts to bolster state coffers amid tumbling oil revenue, but risks a spike in already soaring inflation. "This third mechanism is open, free, in which bidders and buyers exchange offers," Marco said during a press conference with...

  • Oil layoffs could come back to haunt the industry Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Flared natural gas is burned off at Apache Corporations operations at the Deadwood natural gas plant in the Permian Basin in Garden City, Texas.

    Job cuts are inevitable as oil prices tumble, but layoffs today could have significant ramifications for the sector tomorrow.

  • Weatherford to cut 5,000 jobs as it fights oil slump Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Weatherford International signage

    Weatherford plans to cut 5,000 jobs by the end of the first quarter as it tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts.

  • Weatherford to cut 5,000 jobs as it fights oil slump Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    Feb 5- Weatherford International Plc plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or about 9 percent of its workforce, by the end of the first quarter as the oil services company tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts. Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider, is laying off 9,000 employees, while Baker Hughes Inc is reducing its headcount by...

  • Lightning Round: Take the money and run on this! Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Cramer: How to make money in wild market swings Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Al Pacino portrays Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant turned kingpin, in a scene from the film "Scarface."

    Jim Cramer thinks this market is like the movie "Scarface." He teaches investors how to make money in a wild market.

  • Lower gas prices no windfall for these retailers Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A customer checks out at a Best Buy in Peoria, Ill.

    As oil prices fall, it becomes harder for energy companies to maintain profitability.

  • Sorry, but the oil rout isn't over yet: Analyst Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Crews work at Anadarko's centralized fracking facility and drill site near Fort Lupton, Colorado.

    Despite a 15 percent jump in oil prices since Thursday, U.S. crude is not heading back to $55 per barrel, Stewart Glickman told CNBC.

  • Feb 2- At least 40 major U.S. companies have substantial exposure to Venezuela's deepening economic crisis, and could collectively be forced to take billions of dollars of write downs, a Reuters analysis shows. The companies, all members of the S&P 500, and including some of the biggest names in Corporate America such as autos giant General Motors and drug maker...

  • *Q1 earnings $1.70/ shr vs est $1.52/ shr. *Q1 revenue $1.06 bln vs est $977.3 mln. Jan 29- Driller Helmerich& Payne Inc said it may cut 2,000 jobs as it begins to idle rigs amid a slide in crude oil prices, following similar cost cuts by top oilfield services providers Schlumberger NV and Baker Hughes Inc.

  • Next for oil: Mergers, layoffs and 'death spirals' Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    A floor hand for Raven Drilling works on an oil rig, drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    An oncoming wave of oil industry job cuts and restructuring is only the first inning of a long game, experts tell CNBC.

  • How to trade the historic blizzard Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Man shoveling show following a snow storm in Buffalo last November.

    The historic blizzard bearing down on the East Coast will likely be bullish for energy and public utility firms, if the past is any guide.