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  • NEW DELHI, Sept 18- China became the latest nation to line up for a stake in India's civil nuclear energy drive on Thursday, agreeing to open talks on cooperation in a sector that New Delhi sees as the solution to its chronic power problems.

  • We're finding money in places we didn't even know existed, " Danny Roderick, chief executive of Toshiba- owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, told Reuters at a nuclear industry conference last week in London.

  • Commodities tomorrow: We have lots of oil     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The focus was on the Fed today, as the end of QE approaches. Stocks were up, as was the dollar, and commodities were down on the day.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks and commodities rallied today, on strength in equities and a weaker dollar.

  • Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Brent crude under $97     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Brent crude slides, and traders watch China and the dollar.

  • UPDATE 2-Finland puts new nuclear plant plan in doubt Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    HELSINKI, Sept 15- Finland's economy minister has rejected an application from power utility Teollisuuden Voima to extend the permit for a new nuclear reactor in the west of the country, throwing the project into doubt.

  • TOKYO, Sept 11- The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil crushed     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that has been idle since the Fukushima disaster, as the government pushes for the permanent closure of older reactors.

  • Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:59 AM ET

    TOKYO— A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority unanimously approved an inspection report for the Sendai Nuclear Power Station's two reactors.

  • TOKYO, Sept 10- Japan's nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants.

  • Japan to OK nuclear plant return, close old reactors Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Workers wearing protective clothing and masks watch their colleagues at the building site for a frozen underground wall surrounding the crippled reactor buildings at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

    Japan is set to give the go-ahead to restart its idled nuclear industry just as it moves to definitively close some of its oldest reactors.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil continues its move lower. And nat gas popped about 3 percent today. Gold was down, as well.

  • Judge hears arguments on mining near Grand Canyon Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public policy, but the federal government and conservationists say it will protect water flowing through the canyon from potential contamination.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar got stronger and commodities prices were lower, as a result.

  • California regulator: alter nuclear plant deal Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sealed a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India on Friday and also offered to increase supplies of conventional fuel to help it overcome chronic shortages.

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 5- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he would seal a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India on Friday, offering to ramp up supplies of energy to help the emerging Asian giant overcome chronic shortages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Abbott with full state honours during his two-day visit to India.