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Amid cries for energy independence, fracking has become crucial to taking advantage of previously untapped resources. Take a closer look at hydraulic fracturing, and why the technology has become so important and controversial.
Environmental issues aside, the economics of natural gas may have already dethroned coal as the nation's key source of electrical power.
Natural gas has often taken a backseat to crude oil in the Texas energy business, but the advent of fracking shale gas has given it star billing in the Lone Star State — and the nation.
The natural gas industry may be hurting from rock-bottom prices now but if allowed to fully exploit the shale-gas boom, there may be few losers and many winners in the years to come.
Heated debate over the impact of liquefied natural gas exports on domestic prices is threatening to derail them at a crucial time for the U.S. industry.
It's almost impossible to overestimate the importance of fracking to the natural gas industry and the nation. It's also difficult to understate the controversy surrounding the environmental issues. Our special report, "Who's Winning the Natural Gas Game?," addresses both
Other countries have invested billions in alternative fuels, from Brazil's government-sponsored soybean-ethanol push to France's headlong expansion of nuclear power after the oil shocks of the 1970s. Should the U.S. do the same?
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio tells CNBC that President Obama ignored Congress and the Constitution by implementing new immigration rules by executive order.
The federal agency is aggressively responding to a series of what it sees as hostile attempts by private sector firms to access its website at times when market-moving economic data are released to the public.
Congress doesn’t often get a second chance to do the right thing. But when it comes to health care, the U.S. Supreme Court may provide lawmakers a historic opportunity to do just that.
Why didn't the Department of Justice or FBI intercept the problems at MF Global and JPMorgan before the companies inflicted huge losses on investors? CNBC's Rick Santell and James Koutoulas, Commodity Customer Coalition co-founder, weigh in.
U.S. authorities are ratcheting up their investigation of residential mortgage-backed securities — the bundles of mortgages that were at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis. And they are appealing to the public for help.
Representative Dan Lipinski, (D-IL), discusses the government's efforts to fund potential start-ups with tax dollars through The National Science Foundation I-Corps program.
Pietro Nivola, Brookings Institute and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute debate whether government dysfunction is preferable to austerity and the impact the fiscal cliff would have on the economy.
Discussing whether the government's efforts for public innovation will help grow the economy, with Dedric Carter, National Science Foundation.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the government is getting to the bottom of the Facebook fallout and much of the attention is turning to underwriter, Morgan Stanley.
Steve Blank, Stanford University lecturer, discusses how to build successful companies through the "National Science Foundation's I-Corps" program, that's a government-private sector partnership.
Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, discusses how the agency plans to find easier ways to enforce regulations and put incentives in place to free up unused spectrum, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the new data out from the Department of Transportation on airline fees.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Pentagon announces new safety precautions for its F-22 fighter jets after pilots experienced symptoms of oxygen deprivation.