The violence in Libya is weighing down stocks, but it will not ultimately harm the earnings of many companies.
In the drilling business, state-of-the-art technology has become a top priority.
Piracy off the coast of Somalia remains big business as two supertankers get hijacked in as many days.
Critics who claim the Fed chairman's policies have pushed food, cotton and oil prices higher know nothing about inflation. Bernanke deserves our praise, not our scorn.
In the past 3 decades, has there ever been more bullish time?
The energy giant's acquisition of XTO, once considered a boneheaded move, is now garnering analyst enthusiasm. Will other oil companies follow the lead?
Look for stocks to bounce back from Friday's fear-based selling.
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Investors expect the report to show some weakness, and are cautious ahead of the long holiday weekend.
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