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    Are hedge funds and investment banks unfairly driving up fuel costs for families in the U.S. -- or are soaring energy prices the result of a strong global economy and a free financial system? Industry officials are debating the question -- and will present their arguments to CNBC on Thursday.

  • Wind turbines are seen in Dronten, the Netherlands, July 27, 2006. The Dutch have used windmills for centuries to pump water out of their low-lying country, and old-fashioned wooden mills are closely linked with their international image. But in the face of a large and growing lobby against the windmill's modern electricity-generating counterpart, the wind turbine, the country has now started moving them offshore and out of sight. (AP Photo/ Peter Dejong)

    Democrats think they have a revenue-neutral solution: shift some $18 billion in subsidies now helping the bottom line of the oil and gas industry to fledging green industries – wind, solar and alternative fuels.

  • Traders buy and sell crude oil futures contracts at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    The continued surge in energy prices once again giving market speculation a bad name, but pressure for new regulation to tame 'excessive speculation' is still not likely to have much impact.

  • Venezuela is not interested in seeing oil prices rise further and is pushing to stabilize the market, President Hugo Chavez said after visiting the site of a Brazilian refinery being built to process Venezuelan crude.

  • This student investment club manages millions and beats the market every year. But do they have what it takes to get their stocks blessed by the King of Cramerica?

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    Supporters of two controversial coal power plants proposed for Western Kansas say they hope to pass new legislation this week that could override an expected veto by the governor and allow the $3.6 billion project to move ahead.

  • With summer driving season around the corner, and the cost of gasoline at record highs, pain at the pump has become an everyday reality. And that has some automakers shifting their focus to alternative fuels, like hydrogen cells.

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    Supporters of two controversial coal power plants proposed for Western Kansas say they hope to pass new legislation this week that could override an expected veto by the governor and allow the $3.6 billion project to move ahead.

  • U.S. fuel dealer groups urged President George W. Bush in a letter to order immediately the release of emergency heating oil supplies to help cool sky-high prices hitting consumers and dealers hard.

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    Continued military tensions between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador--both OPEC members--are expected to keep upward pressure on oil prices. But analysts say it won't cause a significant spike in crude as long as armed conflict is avoided.

  • It was all about beautiful cars and gorgeous girls as CNBC took to the ground for the 78th Geneva Motor Show, where automakers revealed their latest models, concept cars and technical and environmental innovations for 2008.

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    A massive sell-off ends in a paltry 45-point drop on the Dow. Is that reason to sell or celebrate on Wednesday? Find out in the Word on the Street.

  • European stocks ended largely flat Wednesday, having pulled back from earlier losses, as negative U.S. economic data was counterbalanced by news that investment caps for two U.S. mortgage financiers would be lifted.

  • Turkey Point, one of three nuclear power plants in Florida is see  Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, in Miami. The Nuclear Regulatory Commisssion, which oversees the nation's nuclear power plants, issued an order to increase the number of guards stationed around power plants in response to the U.S. Justice Department's latest warning of a possible terrorist attack on the United States in the next few days. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    A massive power outage struck Florida Tuesday, knocking out electricity to millions of people and snarling traffic.

  • European shares closed higher across the board Tuesday after German business sentiment grew at a faster rate than expected in February and corporate earnings from the likes of Standard Chartered, Ferrovial and Persimmon were largely positive.

  • European equity markets closed lower across the board Friday, as utilities took a beating on the back of disapointing earnings from Germany's RWE and U.S. stocks fell on recession concerns.

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