Rising tensions over the civil war in Syria pushes energy prices higher. Brent crude, which affects gasoline prices, approaches $107 a barrel.
The blue chips jump 181 after reports on jobless claims and retail sales cheer investors. Friday brings reports on consumer confidence and options expirations.
The Energy Information Administration raises its estimates of shale oil and gas, which are both costly to extract.
The chain's parent company has big plans for growing along with the North American economy.
These gems have oilman T. Boone Pickens' stamp of approval.
Too much debt, not enough profit turn the Brazil oil giant from stock pick to sell.
Gas- and oil-producing MLPs haven't shared in the huge run of their midstream cousins, and some look like good values even today.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
In this scheme, scammers are asking for lots of personal information by posing as government officials.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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