Heavy rain was forecast to freeze as the what is expected to be the last major system of the winter moved towards the East Coast. NBCNews reports.» Read More
As the top 1 percent gather for the World Economic Forum, the Swiss activists from the Socialist Youth Group of Switzerland have set up their igloos—yes, igloos—in the center of the Alpine City.
Thailand’s economy has the potential to grow at 7 percent in 2012, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Kittirat Na-Ranong, told CNBC Friday. He added that the billions being spent this year on post-flood reconstruction projects would help boost the economy.
The Small Business Administration presented a webinar that recapped weather-related events of 2011 and shared advice on limiting financial losses in future events.
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With Thailand recovering from the worst flooding to hit the country in decades, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the government is serious about solving the country's long-term problems and will invest in water management to ensure such flooding doesn't happen again.
Japan's fishing industry may be about to undergo a complete transformation. One local government is proposing opening coastal waters to big-business investors in what he says is an effort to save the industry. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
In spite of the Thai government's warning that the world's largest exporter of rice could lose as much as a quarter of its crop because of the floods, analysts tell CNBC the potential shortfall is unlikely to impact prices.
The freak Halloween weekend snowstorm left a lot of people in the cold and dark, but was a hot opportunity for generator-maker Generac Power Systems, its chief executive told CNBC Tuesday.
Prices for hay — the legal weed — are on fire. They're rising faster than prices for corn, thanks to a drought in Texas, plus rising demand as farmers avoid paying for more expensive feed. In addition, increased regulations in some areas are making hay farming more difficult.
Thailand announced a five-day holiday on Tuesday to give people the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok as the prime minister warned that the capital could face an inundation of 1.5 metres (nearly five feet) of water if barriers collapsed.
Thailand has been affected by the worst flooding in half a century. Click to see pictures from Thailand's floods.
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.
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.
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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There is no question that Hurricane Irene will have an impact on quarterly results, Dave Berger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, told CNBC Monday.
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As the rain has moved past New York City and Long Island and wind gusts have subsided, it seems to me that we can learn some things from the experience that relate to the government's current handling of the economy.
The eye of Irene made its way over the New York City Sunday, rolling directly over the borough of Queens, and though the storm unleashed intense rains and heavy winds on the city, it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane.