• These 5 chains get a boost from lower gas prices Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass a Restoration Hardware store in New York.

    An analysis shows that many retailers actually see sales decline when oil prices fall. That may not be the case this time around.

  • Oil war is sticky, but OPEC may be forced to act Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET
    Workers check the valves at the Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, Iraq, in this Aug. 16, 2014 photo.

    Oil prices are expected to stabilize, but OPEC will probably be forced to cut production, analysts say.

  • Will oil’s drop hurt renewable energy? Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:43 PM ET
    School students near the Solar Energy compound at Moushuni in West Bengal, India

    Suddenly cheap oil may spur economic re-calculations across the board, but analysts are sticking with a still-sunny outlook for renewable energy.

  • Why OPEC's pain is China's gain Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Oil's plunge couldn't be better timed for China, providing additional room for monetary easing and a boost to domestic consumption, say economists.

  • US crude settles about $1 lower, at $65.84 Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    US oil settled at a 5-year low as strong jobs data did little to lift the oil market's bearish mood a day after Saudi Arabia cut selling prices.

  • UBS likes Swiss stocks but drops UK as oil slides Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    People enter the building of the Swiss bank UBS in Midtown Manhattan

    UBS Wealth Management has shifted its exposure to Swiss stocks and taken money out of the U.K., in view of the decline in the oil price.

  • Nuclear failure was the last thing Ukraine needed Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    French public nuclear safety institute IRSN said on December 3, 2014 it had not detected any unusual radioactivity in Ukraine and that the incident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya posed no danger for populations or the environment.

    An accident at a nuclear facility in Ukraine underscored the country's lack of energy security, said experts and stakeholders.

  • Oil prices will go up again—are we ready? Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    Workers install Solar Service Inc. photovoltaic (PV) solar electric panels on the roof of a home in Park Ridge, Illinois.

    Oil prices go down and America loses its resolve for an energy plan. It's time to change that, says SunEdison founder Jigar Shah.

  • Oil's plunging—why hasn't gasoline fallen faster? Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Gas prices remain well under $3 a gallon in Union, N.J.

    Gasoline prices seem to jump quickly when oil rises, but don't fall so fast when oil's sliding. The question is why?

  • The case for energy efficiency  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    Bob Deans, The Natural Resources Defense Council, shares the environment perspective of cheap oil's impact on American resources.

  • Cheap oil could be good to these companies Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Two American Airlines Inc. jets sit parked at gates while a Delta Air Lines Inc. plane taxis down the runway at LaGuardia Airport in the Queens borough of New York.

    Lower oil prices mean challenges for oil companies, but the retail, airline and auto industry may see a boost to their bottom line.

  • Market attention shifts from US jobs to wages  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist at BTIG, expects wage growth to rise by the middle of next year.

  • More than $150B oil projects face the ax in 2015 Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Oil and gas exploration projects worth more than $150 billion are likely to be put on hold next year as plunging oil prices render them uneconomic.

  • Putin's speech: All about nationalism  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, identifies key points in Putin's speech on Thursday and explains why confrontation between Russia and the U.S. is set to continue.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Comments out of Saudi Arabia that the market will stabilize at around $60/barrel put downward pressure on oil's price. Nat gas and gold were down, as well.

  • An energy sector that's trying hard to draw women Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    Solar now employees more people than the coal and natural gas industries combined, and is now trying to diversify its workforce.

  • If oil jumps ...here's your first trade  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oil's been beaten down 35 percent in 6 months. CNBC's Jeff Cox looks what how to play the energy sector if the price of oil turns around.

  • Energy stocks: Getting ready to buy a big dip Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    A new oil well head waits to be fracked at a Hess site near Williston, N.D.

    No one can be sure how far oil will fall, but investors soon are likely to begin picking their spots and buying up beaten-down energy stocks.

  • Gas dips below $2 a gallon in Oklahoma City Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    The OnCue Express in Oklahoma City dropped its gas price by 12 cents to $1.99 per gallon, making it the cheapest station in the country.

  • Market impact of low oil  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Three pros discuss the impact of lower oil on the U.S. economy and markets, with CNBC contributor John Rutledge; Sandy Villere of Villere & Co.; and Miles Nadal, MDC Partners CEO.

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