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  • 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.

  • Australia signs uranium export deal with India Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott met with his Indian counterpart Friday on a two-day state visit during which they are expected to sign a deal to allow the export of Australian uranium to India for use in power generation.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Draghi's rate cutting and stimulus sent the dollar higher, and commodities felt the pressure. Oil was down on the day, and AAA says gas prices could fall below $3/gallon. Gold closed lower as well.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Waiting for Mario     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Metals and energy rebounded today. Gold closed over $1270. Oil was up a bit on the day, after taking it on the chin yesterday.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 3- Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to sign a deal this week to sell uranium to India for peaceful power generation, but halted uranium exports to Russia over Moscow's role in Ukraine.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Dollar up, oil down     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar soared and commodities took a big hit today.

  • Suddenly, nuclear fusion is drawing investor money Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    A Helion Energy prototype

    Two major tech investors have plowed $1.5 million into Helion Energy to help it develop a technology that hasn’t worked, according to Oilprice.com.

  • Stop worrying, and love nuclear power: Officials Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Although atomic power is languishing, the industry is going on the offensive to change the conversation.