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  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 3- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Wednesday it is ramping up production at its 30,000 barrel per day Kirby South oil sands project in northern Alberta as the wildfire threat in the region eases. The company was forced to cut production to 12,000 bpd last week because of wildfire disruptions. Spokeswoman Julie Woo said only minor...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 3- Hurricane Blanca strengthened to a category 4 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday and was expected to bear down on a tourist hub at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Blanca, the second hurricane to form off Mexico's Pacific coast this year, was about 420 miles south-southwest...

  • How the Super Rich take on the Triple Crown Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    #SuperRich: Triple Crown all-access pass

    CNBC gives you an all access pass to American Pharoah's race against history!

  • #SuperRich: Triple Crown Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:20 PM ET
    #SuperRich: Triple Crown

    CNBC cameras capture the owners of the most famous horse in the country as American Pharoah wins the most prestigious horse race in the world.

  • The $2500 mint julep comes with a 24K gold cup Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    #SuperRich: 24K gold cocktail

    There's top-shelf and then there's super-duper top-shelf: the $2500 super rich cocktail that's served in a 24k gold cup.

  • The best seats money can buy Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:05 PM ET
    #SuperRich: Best seats in the house

    Take a look as only our cameras watched as what is know the the most famous horse in America took home the top price.

  • Air Horse One: American Pharoah travels in style Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    #SuperRich: Air horse one

    American Pharoah doesn't fly coach, his ticket is first-class on a custom Boeing 727 that's been transformed into the ultimate stable in the sky! Tune in Thursday 10p ET/PT.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 2- The threat of wildfires to oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta eased on Tuesday as two companies forced to evacuate staff from the region began checking equipment abandoned for more than a week, though production has not yet resumed. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Tuesday its staff are making safety checks at its...

  • Multiple hoax threats against US aircraft: Govt Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    A file photo of a man walking through a terminal at the Philadelphia International Airport.

    Multiple threats were made against U.S. aircraft in the air and one on the ground, but government sources said later the threats were not credible.

  • Hundreds missing after ship capsizes in Yangtze Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:03 AM ET
    Hundreds missing after ship capsizes in Yangtze

    A tourist ship in China capsized with 458 people on board. Rescuers have pulled at least six people out alive.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 1- Firefighters made progress battling wildfires in northern Alberta on Monday that have shut in 10 percent of total oil sands production, and workers began returning to some sites to assess damage. The Western Canadian province of Alberta is the major source of U.S. oil imports. The wildfire hazard in the Lac la Biche region, where Cenovus...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 1- Firefighters made progress tackling wildfires in the key oil-producing region of northern Alberta on Monday, although a number of oil sands projects stayed shut down, keeping around 10 percent of total oil sands production offline. The Western Canadian province of Alberta is the major source of U.S. oil imports. The wildfire hazard in...

  • Car slams into LAX terminal Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Car slams into LAX terminal

    A car has crashed into a terminal at the Los Angeles Airport, reports CNBC's Mandy Drury.

  • Rare Apple 1 computer junked Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:23 AM ET
    Rare Apple 1 computer junked

    A California woman cleaning out her garage didn't realize she had thrown away $200,000 of computing history.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 1- The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season opens on Monday, and a combination of a forecast for fewer-than-average storms and the highest level ever of financial resources on hand in Florida to pay claims may help homeowners and businesses there weather fears of a storm. Florida, the riskiest place in the United States for hurricane strikes, has had...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 28- Firefighters battled wildfires in northern Alberta, Canada's biggest crude-producing region, for a sixth day on Thursday, with two blazes near oil sands facilities still out of control. That blaze has forced Cenovus Energy Inc and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd to shut down production and evacuate staff from their Foster Creek and...

  • May 28- Alpha Natural Resources Inc must pay for the legal defense of Donald Blankenship, who is facing a criminal trial over a coal mining disaster in 2010, when he headed Alpha's Massey Energy Co business, a Delaware judge ruled on Thursday. The indictment also said that after the explosion, he misled the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about Massey's...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 27- A wildfire raging in northeastern Alberta near two major oil sands projects nearly doubled in size to 17,000 hectares on Wednesday, although firefighters made some progress tackling blazes elsewhere in the oil-rich Western Canadian province. The fires have forced energy companies operating in Alberta, the largest source of U.S. oil...

  • Alberta wildfires rage on, intensify near oil sands sites Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:03 PM ET

    CALGARY, Alberta, May 27- A wildfire raging in northeastern Alberta near two major oil sands projects nearly doubled in size to 17,000 hectares on Wednesday, although firefighters made some progress tackling blazes elsewhere in the oil-rich Western Canadian province. Geoffrey Driscoll, a wildfire information officer at the Alberta government, said the fire...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds, most of them pelicans, have been collected dead and alive from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials said on Tuesday. Michael Ziccardi, a veterinarian from the University of California, Davis,...