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  • BP Shares Up After $15 Billion Divestments Announced Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 3:28 AM ET
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    Oil giant BP reported lower underlying third quarter profits on Tuesday, despite high oil prices, as production fell because of selloffs in the wake of the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • DeLorean Goes Electric Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 12:39 PM ET
    Electric DeLorean

    "Back to the Future," the movie to most prominently feature John DeLorean’s gull-winged icon of 1980s cool, ends with the future version of the DeLorean time machine running on household garbage. Well, folks, the future is now, and the new DeLorean doesn’t need gas or rubbish. The DMCEV, which will go into production by 2013, will run entirely on electricity.

  • Japanese policemen wearing a protective suits undergo testing for possible nuclear radiation at screening center about 35 kilometers away from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant as they finish their duty inside exclusion zone in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

    More than 20 spots in and around the nation’s capital are contaminated with potentially harmful levels of radioactive cesium, according to a citizens’ group and the respected nuclear research center they worked with.  The NYT reports.

  • Cruising for Trash Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:59 PM ET
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    In what could end up being a honeymoon from hell if someone's not paying attention to details, a cruise on the 72-foot-long Sea Dragon will embark next May on a two month tour hunting for trash.

  • Average UK Household Faces Fuel Poverty by 2015 Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:40 AM ET
    Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    The average UK household will be in “fuel poverty” by the next election in 2015 if energy bills, which have almost doubled as a share of median income since 2004, stay on their current path, the FT reports.

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Is New Energy Rallying Cry Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 4:14 PM ET

    For Edison Chouest Offshore, to land the big jobs building the massive service vessels oil companies want for new deepwater exploration meant expanding its business, in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis. They committed $100 million to build a new shipyard with a 117,000 square foot shipbuilding facility.

  • Energy Sector Has Undergone 'Tectonic Change': CEO Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 11:22 AM ET
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    The energy industry has undergone a “tectonic change,” shifting from a focus on conventional reservoirs to focusing on unconventional reservoirs, Will VanLoh, president and CEO of Quantum Energy Partners, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • EIA Inventory Report Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 10:31 AM ET
    EIA Inventory Report

    CNBC's Melissa Lee reports the oil inventory numbers.

  • World’s Most Polluted Countries Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

  • Live Blog: Business Braces for Hurricane Irene @@@@@ Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    With more than 50 million people potentially in Hurricane Irene's path, residents along the US east coast stocked up on food and water and worked to secure homes, vehicles and boats.

  • FBI Searches Bankrupt Solar Manufacturer Solyndra Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 3:29 PM ET
    Solyndra's headquarters in Fremont, Calif.

    FBI agents executed search warrants on Thursday at the headquarters of California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which received more than $500 million in federal loan guarantees before filing for bankruptcy last week.

  • Green Jobs Fizzle Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 11:57 AM ET
    Green Jobs Fizzle

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the green jobs sector not working out as well as planned.

  • A man and his sister stand before their broken house, destroyed by the tsunami at Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on March 17, 2011.

    Following the catastrophic earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011, affected companies – including my own – have taken a fresh look at the way they manage risk. And for good cause.

  • Obama Scraps New Smog Rules Opposed by Business Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Friday sacked a controversial proposed regulation tightening health-based standards for smog, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

  • Tsunami Warning Canceled for Alaska's Aleutians Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the ocean.

  • Auto Sales Rise in August, but Buyers Still Cautious Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 1:45 PM ET
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    GM says its sales for the month of August were up 18.2 percent from the same time last year. However, that figure is down from estimates of 19.9 percent.

  • Insurance Shares Rally as Irene Estimates Fall Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    Flooding in Vermont

    Loss estimates from Hurricane Irene continued to fall and ratings agencies said insurers would have no problem with claims, helping boost insurance industry shares Wednesday.

  • A young couple from Germany rest on a cot at LaGuardia Airport August 29, 2011 in New York.

    Hurricane Irene had long since passed, but a lot of people who were hoping to get on airplanes as airports in the Northeast reopened Monday were not going anywhere anytime soon, reports the New York Times.

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    Not since the grim period after World War II has Germany had significant blackouts, but it is now bracing for that possibility after shutting down half its nuclear reactors practically overnight. The New York Times reports.

  • A local resident of Red Hook, Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

    Get ready for a bunch of demand-side economists to tell you that the post-Hurricane Irene rebuilding phase is actually a good thing for future economic growth. But don’t believe it. Who has it right?