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  • New Zealand hit by aftershocks after severe earthquake

    Aftershocks continue to rock New Zealand after two people died in the latest earthquake to hit the country. NBC News reports.

  • HONG KONG/ TAIPEI, Nov 14- More than 50 violations at a steel mill run by Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group, including the unauthorised use of a dirtier production process, led to Vietnam's worst environmental disaster, according to an internal government report. After months of popular outrage against both the Hanoi government and one of the communist state's...

  • Next on | Make Me a Millionaire Inventor: Football and Fish

    Make Me a Millionaire Inventor | ‘Weekend Warriors’: George and Deanne help two father-son teams trying to turn pastimes into profit. Premiere episode Thursdays 10P ET/PT

  • CARACAS, Nov 8- Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Tuesday it had controlled a crude spill in a northeastern state and ruled out any contamination of the massive Orinoco river. A pipeline leak at the locality of Santa Clara, in Anzoategui state, has been fixed and even though rains carried crude into the nearby Aribi river, that is still 80 km from the...

  • Checks on the extensive network of pipelines and fuel tanks in the area showed no significant damage from the tremor, Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said. Magellan Midstream Partners LP said it safely restarted its Cushing assets overnight after the earthquake and Enbridge Inc said its Cushing- area tanks and pipelines were...

  • CARACAS, Nov 7- Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Monday there had been an oil spill in central Anzoategui state and it was supplying drinking water to affected communities during an operation over a radius of 50 kilometers. PDVSA said in a statement the leak occurred in a 36- inch pipeline in the locality of Santa Clara. An opposition lawmaker from...

  • Marcus and Tilman on Saving Small Businesses

    Billion Dollar Buyer's Tilman Fertitta and The Profit's Marcus Lemonis sit down to discuss the traits that make their brand of entrepreneurship so successful. Premieres November 22 | Tuesday 10P ET

  • Former Clinton-era Attorney General Janet Reno testifies during the hearing of the national commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    The first woman to serve as US attorney general Jane Reno has died from complications of Parkinson's Disease.

  • Next on | Make Me a Millionaire Inventor: Eco-hacking the Planet

    Make Me a Millionaire Inventor | ‘Making Green’: Deanne and George explore two ideas that could not only save the world, but could also make millions. Premiere episode Thursdays 10P ET/PT

  • The Profit in Cuba: Small Business Revolution

    The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis travels to Cuba at a time of historic change, and profiles a new breed of business owners determined to succeed under one of the most oppressive regimes in the world. "The Profit in Cuba" premieres November 15 | Tuesday 10P ET/PT

  • Billion Dollar Buyer: Tilman’s Back and Ready to Place an Order

    'Billion Dollar Buyer' introduces promising companies to one of America’s most successful businessmen: Tilman Fertitta, Chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of Landry’s, Inc. He’s personally scouting the country for the most innovative new products America’s entrepreneurs have to offer. And with an annual supply spend of $2 billion, his buying power is second to none.

  • The Profit in Cuba: Marcus Meets the Entrepreneurs

    The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis travels to Cuba at a time of historic change, and profiles a new breed of business owners determined to succeed under one of the most oppressive regimes in the world.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared unlikely to throw out a jury verdict against State Farm that found the insurance company defrauded the U.S. government when it assessed damage caused by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf of Mexico coast in 2005.. State Farm argued the claims brought by the sisters, former claims adjusters who worked for the...

  • 1 dead, 5 injured in Alabama gasoline pipeline explosion

    NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez reports the latest from Alabama where the Colonial Pipeline exploded.

  • Deadly pipeline explosion in Alabama

    One person was killed and five others injured after part of the Colonial Pipeline burst, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen

  • Billionaire Dollar Buyer is Back

    Billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back on the hunt for exciting new products and a purchase order from the hospitality mogul could change lives forever. Billion Dollar Buyer season premiere Tuesday, November 22 at 10P ET.

  • A fireman looks at cracks on the road outside the center of Norcia after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake on October 30, 2016.

    On Sunday, a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake sent shockwaves across the center of Italy, in the latest tremor to rock the region.

  • Saint Anthony Church is seen partially collapsed following an earthquake along the road to Norcia, Italy, October 30, 2016.

    Quake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck, causing the collapse of more buildings in area already shaken by tremors in the past two months.

  • NORCIA, Italy, Oct 30- A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported. The quake, which measured 6.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was bigger than one on Aug. 24 that killed almost 300 people.

  • NORCIA, Italy, Oct 30- A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported. The quake, which measured 6.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was bigger than one on Aug. 24 that killed almost 300 people.