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  • ST. LOUIS— The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system. Jeff Trammel, a spokesman for St. Louis- based Ameren, called it a "minor steam leak." Ameren officials are investigating the cause.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Illinois plan to seek a federal disaster declaration to make farmers with flood-damaged crops eligible for assistance, as flood warnings persist along several state waterways, including the Illinois River. The declaration would make farmers who faced extensive spring and summer...

  • GLEN FERRIS, W.Va.— CSX is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. On Feb. 16, 27 cars of a CSX train's 109 cars derailed during a snowstorm in Mount Carbon. Under a March consent order with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the railroad agreed to a long-term...

  • Final trade: Halliburton holds up Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    Final trade: Halliburton holds up

    Fast Money Halftime Report trader Joe Terranova says this one energy name has managed to hold up in spite of oil's collapse.

  • LOS ANGELES— The main route connecting Los Angeles and Phoenix, which was closed when a surge of floodwater damaged several bridges spanning small desert gullies, is set to partially reopen Friday— far sooner than officials first estimated. The California Department of Transportation had expected repairs on Interstate 10 to take weeks but announced Tuesday...

  • July 20- Omaha Public Power District said on Monday its Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska was manually taken offline to repair a water leak on one of its four reactor coolant pumps. The maintenance outage on the 479- megawatt Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant will not cause an interruption of electrical service to OPPD customers, the statement from...

  • American Greed: 'Vintage' Wine Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    American Greed: 'Vintage' Wine

    Counterfeit wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan dominates the fine wine scene, making millions selling his cheap basement blends through elite auction houses.

  • President Obama on Chattanooga shooting Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 5:30 PM ET
    President Obama on Chattanooga shooting

    President Obama comments on the shooting incident in Chattanooga Thursday, killing at least four Marines.

  • NBC News: Chattanooga shooting suspect identified Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 4:11 PM ET
    NBC News: Chattanooga shooting suspect identified

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports the latest on the Chattanooga shooting incident. The suspect's name is Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

  • Chattanooga Mayor: 4 people dead in shooting Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Chattanooga Mayor: 4 people dead in shooting

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports the shooting incident in Chattanooga at a military facility left 5 people dead, including the shooter themself.

  • Active shooter incident in TN is over Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    Active shooter incident in TN is over

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports the latest developments from the Chattanooga shooting.

  • Shooting at Navy reserve base Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Shooting at Navy reserve base

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports on a shooting that happened at a Navy reserve center in Chattanooga as the search is underway for the shooter.

  • July 15- The U.S. Department of Agriculture named several Puerto Rico municipalities natural disaster areas on Wednesday, giving them access to emergency loans to make up for losses of crops and livestock as a result of the recent drought. The drought is another blow to Puerto Rico as it struggles to restructure $72 billion in debt. Caguas, Gurabo, Juncos and San...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 14- Hurricane Dolores strengthened slightly off Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday and is expected to become a major hurricane on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. In June, Hurricane Blanca threatened to hit land on Mexico's Baja California peninsula but failed to wreak the havoc caused there by Hurricane Odile in September.

  • American Greed: 'Fake it to Make It | Kill the Witnesses' - Sneak Peek

    Promoter "Ferrari Mike" Banuelos steals music artists' money and dreams. He promises stardom but delivers nothing. And, ex-IRS agent Steven Martinez is caught in a $13 million accounting fraud and uses taxpayer money to plot murdering those who know too much.

  • BANGKOK, July 13- Thailand's rice export association lowered its annual target from 10 million to 9.5 million tonnes on Monday, due to a slowdown in the global economy and fears that drought in Thailand could slash output for the year. Chukiat Opaswong, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said Thailand would face a tougher export market...

  • SUPHAN BURI, Thailand, July 10- Farmers in Thailand's rice-growing Suphan Buri province are becoming increasingly desperate for water to irrigate their parched fields as the nation, a leading producer of the staple food, suffers its worst drought in more than a decade. The wet season is under way, but Thailand is contending with drought conditions in seven out of...

  • Blue Collar Millionaires: Premieres July 15 Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Blue Collar Millionaires: Premieres July 15

    These millionaires have gotten rich by rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty. Learn how guts, grit, and a can-do mindset made these men and women rich beyond their wildest dreams. Premieres Wednesday, July 15 at 10p ET/PT.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ HOUSTON, July 9- In early May, with its legal options dwindling and investors impatient, BP Plc saw a chance to negotiate what became a $18.7 billion settlement that ended five years of litigation over the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. An unexpected opportunity to secure a global deal that would wipe the slate clean of hundreds of claims...

  • American Greed: Remington Steal Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    American Greed: Remington Steal

    Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, David Axelrod explains how Andrew Bogdanoff rationalizes his scheme that defrauds clients of millions.