"Investors and certified analysts are trying to figure out how much underlying margins will shrink, going forward," Amit Kumar, an analyst at Macquarie Research, told Reuters. Insurers have also been hit by claims stemming from hail storms in Texas, earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador and floods in Europe during the quarter. Pre-tax catastrophe losses, net of... » Read More
Even the most intellectually gifted prognosticators did not foresee key forces that would cause paradigm shifts in society.
The forecast on this year's hurricane season and the impact on oil, with Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy; John Woods, JJ Woods & Associates, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
We missed the entry point on the trade I proposed yesterday, but there could be another chance before Memorial Day.
The swollen Mississippi River is washing away crops, harvests and jobs, the New York Times reports.
Some entire towns in Alberta have been burned to the ground, reports Ted Henley, Alberta's 660News.
Insight on what flooding means for oil and refiners, with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, and Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage.
Having spent the last few days reporting from locations all over the lower part of Louisiana, it's clear that the "all clear" has yet to be given.
The global surge in energy and commodity prices had a bigger financial impact on developing Asia’s big companies in the first quarter than Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, results and trading updates suggest. The Financial Times reports.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the update on the South heading into a critical weekend as the Mississippi River swells.
Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming leaned over a podium and warned the crowd gathered at a volunteer fire station that where they were standing was projected to be swamped by up to 15 feet of water from Mississippi River flooding. The crowd let out a collective gasp.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said.
Gasoline prices at the pump are likely to keep rising, even if the price of oil has dipped over the past week.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson with a look at how floods in the south have impacted commodities and particularly, oil refineries.
The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has done more than spew radiation into the air and sea and force tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes: it has blown a big hole in Japan’s energy policy. The New York Times reports.
The Mississippi over-runs the bluffs surrounding Memphis, reports Julie Martin, The Weather Channel.
Energy traders' fears are rising right along with the flood levels along the Mississippi River.
Since the March earthquake and tsunami hit that Japan, there’s been no shortage of new apps designed to help users prepare for, deal with and even recover from a disaster.
Focusing on the midwest floods and it's toll on commodities and the markets, with Dave Hightower, Hightower Report and. Paul Newsome, Sandler O'Neill & Partners
With oil refineries out of commission and clogged roads slowing gasoline deliveries, Japan turned to electric cars to help provide needed services after the earthquake and tsunami in March. The New York Times reports.