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  • EPA Weighs Sanctions Against BP’s US Operations Friday, 21 May 2010 | 4:20 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency are considering whether to bar BP from receiving government contracts, a move that would ultimately cost the company billions in revenue and could end its drilling in federally controlled oil fields.

  • A Greenpeace activist walks on an oil-covered beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Although BP says that it is capturing more of the massive oil leak, thousands of barrels continue gushing into the Gulf south of the Louisiana coast.

    BP says the amount of crude it's siphoning from the Gulf of Mexico leak fell to 2,200 barrels a day, down sharply from a capture of 5,000 barrels reported yesterday, due to a change in the flow of oil from the ruptured undersea well.

  • BP Ordered to Use Less Toxic Chemicals in Oil Cleanup Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 6:25 PM ET
    Workers from United States Environmental Services bring a boat with oil booms into a dock May 3, 2010 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill from its broken undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Gulf Oil Spreading into Major Current Is New Worry Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET
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    BP said Monday it was siphoning more than one-fifth of the oil that has been spewing into the Gulf for almost a month, as worries escalated that the ooze may reach a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast.

  • US Allowed Drilling Without the Need for Permits Friday, 14 May 2010 | 2:10 AM ET
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    The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to dozens of oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency, the NYT reports.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    Scientists and environmental groups are raising sharp questions about the size of the oil leak in the gulf, estimated at 5,000 barrels a day, declaring that the leak must be far larger. The NYT reports.

  • Poll: Will You Fly Boeing's Huge 747-8? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 8:55 AM ET
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    Boeing stock is down 25 percent from its high, but the company is optimistic about the flight plan, including the Dreamliner and Boeing's biggest airplane, the 747-8, due to start flying next year. It will seat almost 600 people and will be 90 yards long. Would you worry about flying in something that big? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Poll: Are Apple's Best Days Behind It? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    Apple Store

    Innovative products. Bold leadership. Loyal customers. And a secretive culture. What trend will this company set next? Its competitors are as curious as anyone. But has Apple already reached it's pinnacle? Are it's best days behind it? Share your opinion.

  • ExxonMobil CEO Supports Halt in Offshore Leasing Friday, 7 May 2010 | 5:57 PM ET
    Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

    ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson says President Obama made the right call in putting a moratorium on new Gulf of Mexico oil leasing in the wake of the BP disaster.

  • Oil Executives Ponder the Future Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 5:42 PM ET
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    Talk about timing. As a massive oil spill spreads in the Gulf of Mexico, 70,000 oil industry professionals are gathering in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference.

  • Spill Could Threaten Other Oil and Gas Rigs Monday, 3 May 2010 | 6:43 PM ET
    A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The massive oil spill in the Guld of Mexicso is having ripple effects on U.S.  oil and natural gas production.  Two offshore natural gas platforms have already been shut down.

  • Famous Oyster Producer Feels Effects of Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 4:48 PM ET

    The owner of Lousiana's largest oyster producer,  Motivatit Seafood,  says he will have to raise prices if the water where he harvests oysters gets over-run by the coming tide of oil.

  • Let BP, Not Feds, Handle Spill: Expert Monday, 3 May 2010 | 12:32 PM ET

    BP should be allowed to contain the massive oil spill and head the cleanup operation in the Gulf of Mexico, a leading energy expert told CNBC Monday.

  • A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    High winds and rising surf are forcing the oil to shore more quickly and over a wider space. Florida has declared a disaster area, and there is little doubt that it will affect Mississippi and Alabama, too

  • Stranded in Europe: News Crew Waits for Clear Skies Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:23 PM ET
    Vienna Terminal

    Perhaps, you’ve been mystified, like me and the CNBC crew here in Vienna, by how a big cloud now covering much of Europe has brought us back to the Stone Age, travel-wise.

  • No Response From Trapped Miners as Hope Fades Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    A truck drives down the road near the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.

    Rescuers drilled a first hole into a coal mine where 25 people died in an explosion but got no response from possible survivors when they banged on the drill pipe Wednesday to send a signal. Three more vents needed to be bored to release poison gases before searchers could look for four people still missing in the worst U.S. mining accident in over two decades.

  • Rising Water Forces Evacuations in New England Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 7:21 AM ET

    The second record storm that socked the Northeast this month was reduced to drizzle as it was winding down Wednesday, but the worst of widespread flooding is yet to come, forecasters said.

  • Rescue workers search through the rubble of the twin towers at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan 11 September, 2001.

    A settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center goes before a judge Friday, and he has said he favored a settlement but planned to analyze it carefully to make sure it was fair.

  • "It's a long road to achieve the goal," Energy Secretary  Chu said. "It will take many decades and you have to have something to replace them. We are working now on getting that done and getting alternative energy sources."

  • Oil to Hit $100 in US Driving Season: Analyst Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 5:32 AM ET

    A recovering economy and tightening supply from oil refiners will push the price of crude up to $100 a barrel as the US driving season gets into full swing, John Kilduff, co-CIO of Round Earth Capital, told CNBC Tuesday.