CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude closed around $59. Meanwhile, gas prices continue to climb, hitting an average of $2.52/gallon.» Read More
As President-elect Barack Obama considers how to curb the gases that contribute to global warming, Europe’s struggle with the problem illustrates the momentous task ahead for the United States.
Congress and the White House are hoping to reach a final deal Tuesday to provide $15 billion in loans to troubled U.S. automakers. CNBC asked market insiders and members of Congress to share their insight on a bailout for the industry.
With gas cheaper, mortgage rates coming down and a winter of cheaper heating bills to possibly look forward to, there might be reason for some holiday cheer.
Congress and the incoming administration may soon impose a mandate that the nation get 10 or 15 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, but the experience of states that have adopted similar goals suggests that passing that requirement could be a lot easier than achieving it, the New York Times reports.
The plan, the brainchild of the former Silicon Valley software executive Shai Agassi, is an attempt to overcome the major hurdles to electric cars.
Looking for a safe stock that will pay you to wait out this terrible market? Here's one.
This time, GM Chief Rick Wagoner will drive a company car to Washington instead of flying by corporate jet as he seeks a government bailout, a spokesman says.
Sales of many high-end luxury cars are bucking the trend of plummeting car sales, and their makers and industry watchers at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week are confident that they will weather the industry downturn just fine.
Tonight Jim interviews Andrew Littlefair, the CEO of Clean Energy Fuels, on whether natural gas fuels are still viable and what happened with his company.
As Capitol Hill wrestles with a bailout of the Big Three Detroit automakers, CNBC decided to look into the Senate representation of the U.S. automotive manufacturing base. What follows is a state-by-state compilation of auto plants:
Chrysler hopes to restart merger talks with General Motors if the government comes up with a bailout package for automakers, the Financial Times reported Thursday.
Given that the natural gas producers have pretty much been through the doomsday scenario, we need to shed some light on how things are doing now, and that means hearing from the person we admire more than anyone else in the industry.
United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said it is critical the Big 3 receive a financial aid package from Congress to avoid one or more of Detroit's auto makers from sliding into a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
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Democratic congressional leaders plan to begin work next week on a financial bailout for the troubled U.S. auto industry.
The push for an auto industry bailout gained momentum as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would bring the House back next week to approve "emergency and limited financial assistance" for the battered industry.
The automotive industry is pushing for an emergency government loan of at least $25 billion to fend off a cash crunch. This so-called bridge loan would be in addition to a $25 billion loan Congress approved in September for the industry. CNBC asked the insiders to weigh in.
Adding electricity from solar or wind sources would impose new demands on a transmission system that was never designed for large power transfers over extremely long distances, an industry report says.
Ford Motor's need for government assistance will depend on how rapidly the economy decelerates, but the company is not in immediate need of immediate help, CEO Alan Mulally told CNBC.
Energy was a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign after high gasoline prices added to consumer woes this year and candidates pledged to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. Here is a look at the energy plan of President-elect Barack Obama.