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  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement. They are concerned that any significant pause in implementing mandated reductions in carbon dioxide...

  • Al Jazeera, which is owned by Qatar- based Al Jazeera Media Network, had been trying for years to break into the U.S. cable market when it bought Current TV, a U.S.-based television network owned by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, for $500 million in 2013.. "Al Jazeera America entered a crowded marketplace with a brand that had a...

  • UPDATE 2-Al Jazeera America to close by April 30 -network Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 4:03 PM ET

    Jan 13- Al Jazeera America, the cable television news outlet owned by Qatar- based Al Jazeera Media Network, is shutting down less than three years after its high-profile launch, the network said on Wednesday. Vice President Al Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, to launch Al Jazeera America for $500 million in 2013.. The company said it will instead expand its...

  • Senator and Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards, who was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his political career was felled by a sex scandal, sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco last Friday, asking to be appointed to the powerful plaintiffs' steering committee.

  • UPDATE 3-UK aims to close coal-fired power plants by 2025 Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    *Coal provided a third of UK electricity in 2014. "It cannot be satisfactory for an advanced economy like the UK to be relying on polluting, carbon-intensive 50- year-old coal-fired power stations," she said at the Institution of Civil Engineers. British power producer Drax announced in September it would halt investment in the country's only coal power station...

  • *Coal provided a third of UK electricity in 2014. LONDON, Nov 17- Britain wants to close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025 and lower their output from 2023, the government said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to put a date on shutting down polluting coal plants to curb carbon emissions. Coal- fired power plants provided around a third of...

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • Neil Young gets techie in his golden years Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:21 PM ET
    Neil Young speaks at the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

    Neil Young credits Steve Jobs with popularizing digital music. He's now trying to take the next giant step forward -- by going back.

  • Al Jazeera sues former VP Gore over Current TV Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
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    Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America in 2013.

  • Al Gore slaps Al-Jazeera with a lawsuit Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore addresses Climate Reality Leadership trainees, March 13, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Al Gore and his business partner filed a lawsuit Friday against news organization Al-Jazeera over alleged fraud and a breach of contract.

  • Not all Apple shareholders want a huge buyback Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Carl Icahn has been pushing Apple to use its $150 billion war chest to buy back company shares. Not every shareholder agrees.

  • Contraception key in climate fight: Gore and Gates Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore listens during a session in Davos on Jan. 24, 2014.

    Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming.

  • What happened to global warming? Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    What happened to global warming?

    Discussing the environmental crisis theory of global warming with, Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK).

  • Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    Current TV Fields Offers but Will the Network Sell?

    A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.

  • Why It's Good to be Al Gore Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Why It's Good to be Al Gore

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains how the former vice president is reaping big benefits this year.

  • Al Jazeera's New US Channel Already in a Battle Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:16 PM ET
    A microphone with the logo of Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera.

    Al Jazeera's announced plans to establish a new U.S. cable news channel via the purchase of Current TV isn't even 48 hours old and already it finds itself in a vicious battle to retain distribution rights.

  • Al-Jazeera Coming to America Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 7:48 PM ET
    Al-Jazeera Coming to America

    Al-Jazeera bought Al Gore's Current TV, and as soon as the deal was announced, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on Current TV. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center founder & president, offers insight.

  • Al Jazeera Buys Current TV Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    Al Jazeera Buys Current TV

    Al Gore's liberal TV network has been purchased by Al Jazeera, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Traders and investors were in agreement on one thing as voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election: The markets want a clear winner by Wednesday morning.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday, the last day of trading before the U.S. election results came to a close, as investors looked forward to a resolution to the drawn-out race for the White House. ``The market just wants to wake up tomorrow and know for sure that there's a winner,'' said Linda Duessel, senior equity strategist at Federated Investors.