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  • Exxon could make a deal soon, and targets for oil majors range from U.S. shale producers to distressed mining and resources firms, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Chesapeake Energy

    Carl Icahn was right about Chesapeake Energy in 2012, buying the energy stock when it bottomed out. Is it time to join Icahn's trade again?

  • Crude weighing on stocks?

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan looks at the impact the oil collapse has on certain sectors of the market .

  • Drilling for deals

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan checks on the health of energy stocks as the price of Brent and WTI trade lower.

  • Drilling for Deals

    With energy stocks down more than 20% since oil's slide began last summer, Brennan runs through the potential buying opportunities in the sector, based on data and what experts like.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett receives good press for renewable-energy investments, but is he really a climate change ally? It's complicated.

  • The construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma. This 480-mile crude oil pipeline is being constructed by TransCanada and is part of the Keystone Pipeline Project.

    Value fund manager Bayard Closser just launched an energy MLP fund. With a focus on high yield pipelines, it aims to be a long-term play.

  • Oil storage tanks stand illuminated at night at an oil plant operated by Salym Petroleum in Salym, Khanty-Mansi autonomous region, Russia.

    Despite this nation's currency and geopolitical troubles, it is a bright spot in the global energy market. Good news: Value plays abound.

  • Investors are down on coal as institutions divest fossil fuel stocks and Obama gets tough on emissions. Maybe it's a good time to invest.

  • Halliburton has gone from laggard to leader among energy stocks, leading an oil-service sector rally. Is it time to take the money and run?

  • Energy sector near record highs

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the 2 best performing sectors in the S&P 500 this year have been utilities and health care. A quick look at #3, which is energy up 8 percent this year.

  • Warren Buffett

    Recent bets on big oil and gas stocks show Warren Buffett and his stock-picking lieutenants are open to a wider range of energy investments.

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  • The big bright spot in the materials sector

    Metals and mining companies have taken a beating in 2015 but building-related names and chemicals producers have had a great year. What's driving these stocks higher? Will it continue in 2016?

  • Materials and China

    Materials tend to be closely correlated with China, the top consumer for many commodities and chemicals. We crunched the numbers with Kensho to see how materials perform when there are signs of weakness in the world’s second largest economy.

  • Materials in the new year

    History shows that this sector tends to rally in the fourth quarter - and indeed materials have gained 10% this time as well. But how do these stocks fare once a new calendar year starts?