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  • Commodities tomorrow: $65 oil by Memorial Day?   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: $65 oil by Memorial Day?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude continued higher again today. Traders believe it will continue higher.

  • *Areva reprocessing sales shrink further post Fukushima. BEAUMONT- HAGUE, France, May 6- Areva's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague needs to cut costs as its international customers disappear following the Fukushima disaster, and its sole remaining big customer, fellow state-owned French utility EDF, pressures it to cut prices. Areva said in January it...

  • Iran talks: Tension heats up   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Iran talks: Tension heats up

    With the White House promising more assistance with the Iran nuclear talks, CNBC discusses what could happen if and when further talks happen.

  • Gulf leaders to visit White House   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Gulf leaders to visit White House

    If this nuclear agreement with Tehran goes through, what will this mean for the Gulf Arabs? CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • *Areva reprocessing sales shrink further post Fukushima. BEAUMONT- HAGUE, France, May 6- Areva's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague needs to cut costs as its international customers disappear following the Fukushima disaster, and its sole remaining big customer, fellow state-owned French utility EDF, pressures it to cut prices. Areva said in January it...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude grinds higher   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude grinds higher

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude crossed and closed over $60 today.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas up to $2.52   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Gas up to $2.52

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude closed around $59. Meanwhile, gas prices continue to climb, hitting an average of $2.52/gallon.

  • May 1- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Thursday it will issue a license soon to DTE Energy Co to build a new reactor at its Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan. DTE proposed a 1,600- megawatt Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor built by General Electric Co and Hitachi Ltd. The license would be the first for an ESBWR reactor.

  • Talks between six major powers and Tehran are approaching the final stages after they hammered out a preliminary agreement on April 2, with Iran committing to reduce the number of centrifuges it operates and to other long-term nuclear limitations. Iran, which is has been under sanctions for years, has a long history of illicit nuclear procurement using front...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude closes in on $60   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude closes in on $60

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up again today. Traders say oil seems to be stabilizing around $60, and could hit $70 by the end of the year.

  • Talks between six major powers and Tehran are approaching the final stages after they hammered out a preliminary agreement on April 2, with Iran committing to reduce the number of centrifuges it operates and other long-term nuclear limitations. "The UK government informed the Panel on 20 April 2015 that it' is aware of an active Iranian nuclear procurement...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil hits high for year   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil hits high for year

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude hit its highest level this year as inventories were a little less than expected. Cushing stocks were down as well.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil mostly flat on day   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil mostly flat on day

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was slightly higher on the day. Traders are looking to tomorrow's inventory report, particularly the production numbers.

  • April 28- The following table lays out forecasts for the cost of electricity generation in Japan in 2030, broken down by fuel type, outlined on Monday by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Japan is still trying to work out its basic electricity mix four years after the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant threw the country's energy policy...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas likely to go higher   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Gas likely to go higher

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude ended the day down a bit, but the losses weren't as big as traders expected.

  • PARIS, April 27- The next generation of nuclear reactors being developed in countries such as France, Russia, China and Japan may not be safer than those being built today, French nuclear safety watchdog IRSN said on Monday. In a study of six future reactor designs being worked on by the U.S.-led " Generation IV International Forum", the IRSN said only the...

  • Is solar power the new shale oil? Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    A worker cleans the panels in a solar power park run by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) as the power company has managed to produce all of the electricity for the nation from renewable energy sources for more than 80 days straight on March 26, 2015 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

    With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative in Japan.

  • Why Japan must rethink its nuclear plan   Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Why Japan must rethink its nuclear plan

    James Brown, Assistant Professor at Temple University Japan, warns that the government's plan to restart nuclear plants is premature seeing as the public remains concerned about safety.

  • TOKYO, April 24- Japan's government has proposed making nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy to account for slightly more, media reported on Friday. It will, however, mark a shift away from nuclear power, which contributed to about 30 percent of Japan's electricity supply before the...

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude highest since December   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude highest since December

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Yemen helps push crude higher, and production in the US declined slightly.