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  • Iran, Stormy Weather Back On Trader's Radar Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    According to what's billed as an "Exclusive" on the Jerusalem-based English-language website, DEBKA, the Bush Administration is "closer than ever before to ordering a limited missile air bombardment" on some Iranian Revolutionary Guard installations.

  • Senate to Take Up Landmark Climate Legislation Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 9:26 AM ET
    Washington D.C.

    With the country in the grips of  near-hysteria over soaring gasoline prices, Congress begins debate Monday on landmark climate legislation that critics say will substantially increase energy costs – and not produce any of the intended environmental benefits.

  • Bike Commuters Opt to Burn Fat, Not Gas Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    Friday may be national Bike-to-Work Day, but more and more commuters are doing it on a daily basis, driven by ever-higher gasoline prices.

  • EU Should Rethink Biofuels Target: Lord Stern Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    The author of "the Stern Review" on the economic impact of climate change, Lord Nicholas Stern, talks to CNBC Europe about biofuels and climate change.

  • Commodities Bubble Burst? Big Clue Comes Monday Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Investors wondering whether the agricultural commodities bubble has burst will get some important clues in next week's annual crop plantings report, considered a bellwether for the direction of farming activity for the year.

  • Commodities Bubble Burst? Big Clue Comes Next Week Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 2:41 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    Investors wondering whether the agricultural commodities bubble has burst will get some important clues in next week's annual crop plantings report, considered a bellwether for the direction of farming activity for the year.

  • California Wildfire Damages Could Top $1.6 Billion Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 12:27 AM ET
    A Los Angeles County firefighter braces against wind and flames as fire leaps across Rambla Pacifico in the Santa Monica Mountains.

    Insured losses from California wildfires could exceed $1.6 billion if the fires continued tospread, a risk modeling firm said Thursday.

  • On the Line: Petsmart CEO Philip Francis Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Any time a company blames the weather for a lowered outlook, be skeptical. But Petsmart has a case. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Energy Secretary Pushes for Energy-Efficient Bulbs Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Amid soaring oil prices and ballooning global fuel demand, the Bush Administration is calling on Americans to help conserve energy on a personal level.

  • If oil is at a record high, why aren't gasoline prices higher? One big reason comes every year at this time -- the seasonal decline in summer driving, says CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Real Estate: Blown Off In Florida Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 4:31 PM ET
    Debris litters the beach Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Pensacola, Fla., in an aerial photo taken by the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spent most of the day assessing damage to ports, waterways, land and property.  (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

    Residents of Florida don’t need an anniversary to remember Katrina; they get a reminder every month in their homeowner’s insurance bill.  The devastating hurricane season of 2005 caused and is still causing many insurers to either raise rates or drop coverage entirely.

  • Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly rose 2.8 percent to an 870,000 annual sales pacein July, reversing two months of declines, and inventories eased, a Commerce Department report showed on Friday. Despite the surprising strength, some economists said the housing outlook remains grim.

  • The Week Ahead: Fed Stirs Debate Sunday, 19 Aug 2007 | 5:36 PM ET

    Investors hoping for the quiet dog days of August may find a reprieve from the market's summer storm next week, but they more likely will find themselves in markets tossed by a debate on the Fed's next move and the health of the economy.

  • Zurich Financial First-Half Net Profit Surges Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 5:59 AM ET

    Net profit at insurer Zurich Financial Services surged 33% in the first half of the year, beating market expectations despite heavy flooding in the U.K., the company reported Thursday.

  • No Easy Answers for Global Warming, MIT Professor Says Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 10:05 AM ET
    Global Warming

    Carl Wunsch, professor of physical oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the debate about global warming can point out risks, but assertions of coming catastrophe can’t be proven with mathematical certainty.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 7:28 AM ET

    Jobs and manufacturing data combine this morning to tell the tale of the consumer and manufacturing pillars of the economy for a market set on moving higher. Stock futures are moving up after markets around the world start the month of June with gains.

  • Crude oil futures fell more than a dollar as traders took profits ahead of fresh oil inventory data due Wednesday and following Monday's sharp price rise on worries about supply disruptions in the wake of Nigeria's disputed presidential election.

  • Oil Gains on Iran Worries, Lower U.S. Inventories Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    Crude oil prices firmed slightly on Wednesday as worries over Iran's nuclear ambitions countered easing fears of a gasoline supply crunch in the United States this summer driving season.

  • Storm Causes Flooding, Power Outages, Travel Delays Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 4:12 PM ET

    Hundreds of passengers remain stranded at airports and dozens of homeowners are grappling with flood damage on Monday, as a nor'easter batters the Northeast with strong wind and record rainfall for a second day, after already grounding hundreds of flights, blanketing areas in snow, downing power lines and flooding coastal areas.

  • Chris Jarvis, founder and president of Caprock Risk Management, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that unusually cold weather in early April has hammered many businesses on energy costs. He said many businesses that hedge on their natural gas supplies got caught short this year and are forced to pay higher rates on the spot market.

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