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Small and mid-cap shale oil companies face a decision in the face of low oil prices: Slow production growth or increase their debt loads.s.
Art Cashin of UBS explains issues for stocks: Higher bond yields, falling commodity prices and next week's Fed meeting.
Energy stocks are down as Brent Crude oil falls to a 17-month low amid lower demand and plentiful supply.
A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.
Even as U.S. shale companies pursue mergers, analysts don't expect them to become echoes of Big Oil deals that eventually fell flat.
The bear case for stocks is easy, but it's the bull case that may win out this summer, analysts say.
John Paulson correctly anticipated merger activity in the energy sector, making him one of the big winners of Whiting's purchase of Kodiak.
Though oil is trading at below $100 a barrel, these oil and gas stocks are worth considering, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.
The $6 billion buyout of Kodiak Oil & Gas is renewing attention on energy firms in North Dakota's Bakken formation.
Big mergers are afoot. But is a major shale oil deal a sign of a strong market?
Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Some of 2014's biggest winners are slated to share their next big ideas at this year's Delivering Alpha Conference.
Recent accidents have analysts looking at companies that could be exposed to new rules governing oil shipments from the Bakken region.
"Where I'd avoid is the consumer-related names," Simon Baker says.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Earnings reports from Boeing and dozens of other major companies could set the course for stocks Wednesday, as the Dow reaches for new highs.
Sure the shutdown could become frightening. But Cramer doesn’t want it to scare you out of stocks entirely.
Cramer says new energy discoveries present huge opportunities. But you have to know where to play.
After reading it, the Mad Money host says he almost fell out of his chair.