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  • Europe Carbon Tax: Cooler Heads to Prevail

    Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines talks to CNBC about the aviation sector's reaction towards the EU's carbon tax.

  • Sinking cruise ship in Giglio Porto, Italy

    Underwater pumping operations began Sunday to remove some of the 500,000 gallons of fuel aboard the Costa Concordia, officials said, nearly a month after the cruise ship ran aground off Tuscany.

  • The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Canada will focus on exporting oil and other goods to China and other booming Asian economies even if Washington overturns its decision to block a pipeline that would have sent more Canadian crude to the United States.     

  • Mining equipment is submerged by flood waters on January 6, 2011 in in the central Queensland city of Rockhampton, Australia.

    An Australian military aircraft on Friday was due to deliver needed supplies to a flood-stricken town hit by the worst of summer flooding in eastern parts of the country, with coal mining and agriculture also affected.

  • America’s infrastructure can and should be built with American steel. That is why current Buy America provisions are so important, and why efforts to circumvent these provisions, such as California used in the Bay Bridge project, need to be stopped.

  • An auto rickshaw or tuk tuk drives along a street in Bangkok on January 13, 2009. The tuk-tuk, so-called because of the noise it makes when it starts, has been adopted as a Thai symbol, it actually originates in Japan. The motorized version reached Thailand in 1959, and after a few technical and aesthetic modifications, it became the colourful, open-air vehicle seen careering across Thailand today.

    Thailand’s economy has the potential to grow at 7 percent in 2012, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Kittirat Na-Ranong, told CNBC Friday. He added that the billions being spent this year on post-flood reconstruction projects would help boost the economy.

  • Crude Rallies on Chinese GDP

    Crude prices rise on Chinese GDP data, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

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    The carbon offset market enables business travelers to balance their impact on the planet by purchasing tax-deductible credits toward a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions elsewhere.

  • VC Backs Life Sciences

    Sanofi and two venture capital firms announced Tuesday that they are investing in bio-tech start-up "Warp Drive," with Oliver Fetzer, Cerulean Pharma Inc. CEO, and Terry McGuire, Polaris Venture Partners.

  • Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford charges the Ford Focus EV during the vehicle's reveal in early 2011.

    While electric vehicles will continue to garner more hype at the North American International Auto Show this year, today’s battery technology will keep the so-called EVs a niche product for years to come.

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    From growing your own food to conserving energy, CNBC.com guest blogger Terry Tamminen offers strategies to save the planet and money — just in time for new year's resolution season.

  • SPDR Consumer Staples is Up 11%

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders share insight into the SPDR Utilities charts.

  • Resilient Skiing Customers

    Most ski areas have not gotten as much snow this year as usual. Discussing the attraction to their ski resorts, with Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley Ski Resort president/CEO and Bill Stenger, Jay Peaks Resort president/CEO.

  • If you want to be a model, a bike messenger or a ball boy, it pays to be young. However, if you want a job in which you’re expected to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over 50 have the advantage. They’ve been around the block a few times, and they have years of hard-earned knowledge with which no amount of postgraduate education can compete.However, job-hunters over the age of 50 may be apprehensive about what’s out there. Will they be written off prematurely thanks to ageism? Will

    It pays to be young. but if you want to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over age 50 have the edge. See the new careers for workers over 50.

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    In 2011, we learned (again) that global events that we cannot control can shake the oil markets, send prices higher and steal money from your wallet.

  • How Will Weather Impact Retail & Energy?

    Sharing insight into how investors can use the weather as an indicator to positioning thier portfolios, with Paul Walsh, Weather Channel vice president of analytics. 'Warm weather generally correlates to stronger sales,' he says. Also, Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy director of market research weighs in on how weather is affecting oil and gas.

  • Solar panels at a solar photovoltaic power station under construction in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.

    Online search and advertising giant Google is teaming with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. to develop four solar energy farms serving the Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California.

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    The typical American household will spend a record $4,155 filling up this year, or 8.4 percent of the family income, the highest since 1981.

  • Banking on the Economy

    Sharing perspective on where the current market stands and what America needs, with Kelly King, BB&T chairman/CEO.

  • Profiting From Clean Energy

    Taking advantage of abundant energy in the nation, such as wind and solar, and making profits, with Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners managing director.