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Liberty Resources CEO Chris Wright describes himself as part science and tech geek, part oil-and-gas guy, and part entrepreneur. Many in the American oil industry know him as one of the pioneers who made drilling more efficient on the cusp of the steepest crude oil downturn in decades. U.S. drillers like Liberty have confounded expectations …

Cheap oil fallout

Morgan Brennan tells us how a Texas town at the center of the energy boom is handling the sharp and fast decline in oil prices.

Winners from low oil prices

Morgan Brennan tells us the important sectors of the economy that are benefiting from low oil prices.

Crude fallout

Consumers cheer tumbling oil prices, but at what point is cheap crude bad for the economy?

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Increased pumping by OPEC as Chinese demand appears to be slackening could drive oil to the lowest prices since the peak of the financial crisis. West Texas Intermediate crude futures skidded through the year’s lows and looked set to break into the $30s-per-barrel range after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries admitted to more …

Energy sector layoffs

The job losses in the energy sector may be far from over.

New emission standards: winners & losers

Jackie DeAngelis breaks down the potential winners and losers behind President Obama’s new emission rules.

Combating climate change

The White House issues new energy regulations that could change the industry as we know it.

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Energy stocks had another tough start Monday, falling more than 1 percent even after the sector concluded its 13th straight losing week. But the real bad news is that even after such a plunge, the sector’s valuation suggests energy stocks continue to be overvalued—leading some traders to see even more downside ahead. Based on the …

Are energy dividends safe?

Big oil’s profits get slammed, but are their dividends safe?

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The Chevron logo is shown at Chevron Plaza in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Chevron delivered quarterly earnings that fell well short of analysts’ expectations on Friday. Chevron shares fell in premarket trading following the announcement. (Click here to track its shares.) The company posted net income of $571 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $5.67 billion, or $2.98 per share, in the year-ago period. It was the …

Volatile energy markets

As some of the world’s biggest energy companies report earnings, many aren’t optimistic that prices will rebound anytime soon.

Major themes impacting earnings

We’re halfway through earnings season and some big themes have emerged.

Oil prices rebound

Bertha Coombs reports on how dependent insurers are on government programs.

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Natural gas is flared off at Apache Corp.'s Deadwood natural gas plant in Garden City, Texas.

It’s now been more than a year since crude oil began its vertigo-inducing plunge. Yet S&P 500 Index earnings continue to remind one of the classic joke that references the assassination of America’s 16th president: “Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” Based on a mix between the reported earnings and the expectations …