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  • Fracking Brings Riches and Reservations Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:41 AM ET
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    Amid cries for energy independence, fracking has become crucial to taking advantage of previously untapped resources. Take a closer look at hydraulic fracturing, and why the technology has become so important and controversial.

  • Natural Gas: A Raging Bull in its Battle with Coal Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
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    Environmental issues aside,  the economics of natural gas may have already dethroned coal as the nation's key source of electrical power.

  • Fracking Would Revive Texas' Energy-Patch Glory Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:37 AM ET
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    Natural gas has often taken a backseat to crude oil in the Texas energy business, but the advent of fracking shale gas has given it star billing in the Lone Star State — and the nation.

  • Big Players Poised for Big Payoff Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:36 AM ET
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    The natural gas industry may be hurting from rock-bottom prices now but if allowed to fully exploit the shale-gas boom, there may be few losers and many winners in the years to come.

  • The Fracking of America Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
    Men work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site.

    It's almost impossible to overestimate the importance of fracking to the natural gas industry and the nation. It's also difficult to understate the controversy surrounding the environmental issues.  Our special report, "Who's Winning the Natural Gas Game?," addresses both

  • Should Government Get Involved in the Boom? Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
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    Other countries have invested billions in alternative fuels, from Brazil's government-sponsored soybean-ethanol push to France's headlong expansion of nuclear power after the oil shocks of the 1970s. Should the U.S. do the same? 

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    While hard  to quantify, advanced manufacturing already transcends all industries,  integrating  IT, innovation, energy efficiency and waste reduction to cut costs and boost productivity.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
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    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • A New Enviromental Arsenal to Tackle Oil Spills Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET
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    In the war to find the best way to tackle oil spills, new research proves there’s no single “silver bullet” in the environmental recovery arsenal.

  • Nuclear Fusion Edges Closer to Commercialization Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET
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    While the commercialization of nuclear fusion takes baby steps into its fourth decade, the next-generation of fission plants could be supplying power within a few years.

  • Searching For Speech Technology's Holy Grail Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 9:21 AM ET
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    Talking to computers like Captain Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” has been a longtime dream among techies. But with new advances including the Apple iPhone 4S Siri, better speech recognition is within reach.

  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.

  • Virtual Reality Technology Now in Your Face Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:41 AM ET
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    The success of the 3-D movie “Avatar” and the popularity of super-realistic video games are bringing virtual reality and its cousin, augmented reality, to the entertainment forefront.

  • Spotlight: Clean Tech Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Venture Capital Investment Strategy Changing Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:44 PM ET
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    Many investors are shifting funds from capital-intensive alternative-energy technologies, such as solar panels, to lower-cost ventures focused on energy efficiency and “smart grid” technologies that automate electric utility operations.

  • Why a Corporate Tax Cut? Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 7:50 PM ET
    Why a Corporate Tax Cut?

    Debating whether corporations need a tax cut, with Robert Reich, fmr. Labor Secretary, and Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity.

  • Battle of the Economic Plans Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 7:39 PM ET
    Battle of the Economic Plans

    TJ Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductors CEO, discusses President Obama's economic policies, and whether Mitt Romney will be bullish for business.

  • Poll: Why Go to WEF in Davos? Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 5:08 PM ET
    Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski dances with his wife Jolanta at the Gala soiree of the World Economic Forum in Davos 29 January 2005.

    The annual meeting of the world's power brokers in Switzerland tackles some big subjects and attracts a lot of media attention but so what?

  • Incubators Help Power Revival of the Startup Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
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    Years after the dotcom bust, capital is again flowing to needy entrepreneurs, but the funding structure is very different.

  • UK Q2 Sales Down But Hiring 1200: CEO Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:25 AM ET
    UK Q2 Sales Down But Hiring 1200: CEO

    "We are well-placed to increase our share in the UK market," Ian Cheshire CEO of Kingfisher, told CNBC.