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  • Beijing May Expand Pollution-Cutting Scheme Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 1:20 AM ET

    Beijing is ready to expand an already drastic pollution-cutting scheme by taking more cars off the roads and shutting more factories if air quality remains a problem during the Olympic Games, state media said on Monday.

  • Dolly Comes Ashore, Leaving Some Without Power Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Hurricane Dolly left more than 27,000 electric customers without power in South Texas by midmorning Wednesday as bands of heavy wind and rain came ashore near Brownsville, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Protests, Ambush Marketing Hurt Olympic Brand Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:47 AM ET

    Protests against China's policies at home and abroad, as well as marketing techniques used by companies that are not official Olympic sponsors, have made the Beijing games a risky proposition for some sponsors.

  • Bush: Congress Between Consumers And Cheaper Gas Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 4:45 AM ET

    "This is a challenging time for families across our nation," Bush said Saturday in his weekly radio address. "I know many families are worried about rising prices at the pump and declining home values."

  • Beijing Subway Seizes Up as Traffic Taken Off Roads Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 1:06 AM ET
    Passengers crowd a subway platform in Beijing Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. Beijing authorities are to attempt to slow down the city's population growth in an effort to make it easier to live in. The new city plan is for the population to be kept to 18 million by 2020, from its current 14 million. The city in 1993 had set a target of 14 million by 2040, but that figure was reached in 2003, according to the China Daily newspaper. (AP Photo)

    One of Beijing's most important subway lines seized up on Monday when the mass of passengers forced workers to close off entrances for safety on the first working day of pre-Olympic traffic restrictions.

  • Growth in Nuclear Plants May Fuel Uranium Rally Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:47 PM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    Some experts believe there will be a "renaissance" in nuclear power-plant construction in the next few years. So the need for uranium, the main fuel in such plants, is expected to grow sharply.

  • Falling Oil, Beaten Forecasts Ignite Airline Stocks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    Delta Air Lines and AMR both swung to a hefty losses, but their shares took off as the results beat diminished forecasts.

  • Oil Price May Have Peaked: Technical Analysis Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 7:24 AM ET

    Crude prices may have made or be close to making their highs, a technical report by PVM oil associates said Wednesday.

  • China Says Olympic Sailing Venue Now Algae-Free Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 12:16 AM ET
    Chinese soldiers remove blue green algae from a beach in Qingdao, eastern China, Wednesday, July 2, 2008. A little over a month before the start of the 2008 Olympic Games the venue for the sailing events in Qingdao has been invaded by a forest of blue green algae. City officials say they'll need at least two weeks to clear coastal waters, mobilizing 10,000 workers aboard 1,000 boats. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    A massive algae bloom that threatened the Olympic Games sailing venue at the Chinese coastal resort of Qingdao has now almost been cleared, state media reported on Wednesday.

  • Australia to Adopt Plan to Cap Gas Emissions Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:55 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Australia, the world's biggest per head polluter, unveiled plans on Wednesday to rein-in greenhouse gas emissions, but said it would shield some companies and motorists from a carbon emissions trading scheme expected to drive up inflation.

  • Top Oil Executive: 'Quit Rhetoric' On Energy Policy Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 8:09 AM ET

    Congress should follow President Bush’s lead in opening up the outer continental shelf to oil and gas exploration and seek other non-partisan solutions to fulfill the nation’s glowingly urgent energy needs, says John Hoffmeister. the former head of Shell Oil's US operations.

  • Oil Pump

    Oil workers in Brazil started a 5-day strike on Monday but state-run energy company Petrobras said it had already reversed most  of the production losses on its platforms.

  • Bush Lifts Ban on Offshore Drilling for Oil Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    Putting pressure on congressional Democrats to back more exploration for oil, President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore drilling that has stood since his father was president.

  • Record Heating Oil Prices Stoke Wood-Stove Demand Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    It's summer in the United States, but many Americans are already fretting about winter.

  • Iran Tests Missiles, Says Could Reach Israel, US Bases Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 7:18 AM ET

    Iran test fired nine long- and medium-range missiles on Wednesday, state media said, including one which it has said could reach Israel and U.S. bases in the region.

  • Major Economies Seek "Deep Cuts" in CO2 Emissions Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 1:02 AM ET
    The logo mark of this year's G-8 summit meeting which will be held in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido in July, is unveiled at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. The logo mark, selected from 4,198 works in an open contest, shows young green leaves sprouting from a seed in a blue earth. (AP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno, POOL)

    Group of Eight negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on climate change that will be put to their leaders on Tuesday, sources familiar with the talks said, potentially resolving thestickiest issue at their summit.

  • Pickens Sticks with $150 Oil; Could Fall to $100 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 8:51 AM ET
    Boone Pickens

    Prices are not driven by speculation and the short-term target is still $150 a barrel, Boone Pickens told CNBC. But they could dip to $100 over 2 years.

  • G8 Reaches Tentative Climate Change Deal Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 9:23 PM ET
    The logo mark of this year's G-8 summit meeting which will be held in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido in July, is unveiled at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. The logo mark, selected from 4,198 works in an open contest, shows young green leaves sprouting from a seed in a blue earth. (AP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno, POOL)

    Group of Eight negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on climate change that will be put to their leaders on Tuesday, sources familiar with the talks said, potentially resolving thestickiest issue at their summit.

  • Profit from Climate Change in Japan Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    Environmental and energy companies in Japan look very strong, Makiko Zuercher-Hosaka, fund manager for Japanese equities at Clariden Leu said Monday.

  • A New Kind of Ozone Layer Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 1:01 AM ET

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