Maybe a mediocre quarter is good news for the oil giant.
The tech giant's market cap jumped $37 billion after record fourth-quarter results, and the board has a mountain of cash to put to work.
A huge quarterly performance sends shares of the company up 6%.
The company is targeting growing energy demand from Asian markets with the development of massive projects.
Booming foreign interest in domestic reserves creates big opportunity.
After enjoying months of cheaper fuel, Americans will soon experience more pain at the pump because of oil speculation and market manipulation.
Surprising 2011 outperformance has left many big Dow stocks close to overbought, but several strong performers still have upside potential.
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The precious metal has suffered as the dollar climbs, geopolitical risks abate and demand from key consumers slows.
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