Analysis: Limits on conventional energy development and excessive optimism about alternative energy technologies are making the US more dependent on imported oil.
Banks, led by Bank of America, and airlines help the market end a 2-day slide. A big fall in oil is trimmed after analysts boost price estimates. Gasoline hits $3.52 a gallon. McDonald's February sales disappoint. Will Sprint buy T-Mobile?
Keep an eye on funds tracking oil, retail, gold, China's emerging middle class and Sweden's stable economy.
Fears that soaring crude will take out housing, banks, autos and commercial construction simply haven't materialized yet.
There's enough reserve capacity to offset any major supply disruptions, and OPEC's lack of urgency may be the single biggest sign that the crisis may soon pass.
Gold prices top all-time highs as the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa continues, but the news isn't all good for those mining the metal.
Exchange-traded funds tracking oil, alternative energy stocks and energy-producing countries like Canada and Russia will be in the spotlight as global unrest continues.
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These companies won't soar like other plays in the sector, but they make for great income sources.
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