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  • FEMA OKs W.Va. chem spill request, denies another Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Federal officials have approved a funding request by West Virginia Gov. But Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate refused to consider the event a "major disaster." The spill prompted a water-use ban for days for 300,000 residents in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam and Roane counties.

  • Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 11- Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a new energy policy, reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

  • SOFTS-Coffee hits 2-year high on drought-led rally Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    LONDON, April 10- Arabica coffee hit a more than two-year high on Thursday, as fears that a drought could severely cut top grower Brazil's output in the coming seasons kept a recent rally intact.

  • *Louisiana jury orders $6 bln damages from Takeda, $3 bln from Eli Lilly. SAN FRANCISCO/ TOKYO, April 8- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said it would contest $6 billion in punitive damages imposed by a U.S. federal jury in a case alleging that Japan's largest drugmaker had concealed cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug.

  • Utilities appeal millions in fines for 2011 storms Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    The agency fined National Grid $18.7 million for Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and for a rare October snowstorm. The storms had a "catastrophic impact" on the overhead electric system and given the severity of damage National Grid acted "diligently and reasonably to restore service safely and promptly," the company argued.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- A powerful 7.6- magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off. The area is home to many of the biggest mines in Chile, the world's top copper producer.

  • UPDATE 6-New earthquake in Chile prompts tsunami alerts Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:26 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, April 2- A powerful 7.6- magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami alerts and evacuations along the coast and in neighboring Peru.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit Panama on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Panama quake was centered about 38 miles south of David, Panama, at a depth of 17.3 miles.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact was mostly limited, according to early indications.

  • UPDATE 1-Chile mines unharmed by quake; some ports shut Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, April 2- Copper operations in the world's top producer were broadly unharmed after a major earthquake in mineral-rich northern Chile on Tuesday night spooked miners and prompted some preventive evacuation of workers. Chile supplies a third of the world's copper.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Thousands of people who evacuated Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Thousands of people evacuated from Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • TSUNAMI ADVISORY ISSUED FOR HAWAII DUE TO EARTHQUAKE OFF COAST OF CHILE, WARNING CENTER SAYS.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Two people were confirmed dead and three were seriously injured when a major earthquake struck off the northern coast of Chile on Tuesday night, the governor of Iquique Gonzalo Prieto told local radio station Cooperativa.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said a tsunami alert for the country's coastline will remain in place for at least another six hours following a major earthquake.

  • TOKYO, April 2- Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co has become the second nuclear generator to seek state support this week as reactors across the country remain idled and industry losses mount three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- Mines in world No. 1 copper producer Chile appear to have emerged unscathed from a major quake that struck near the mineral-rich north of the Andean country on Tuesday. Chile's Collahuasi copper mine and port have not reported any problems so far following the 8.2- magnitude earthquake, Chief Executive Officer Jorge Gomez told Reuters.

  • SYDNEY, April 2- London copper climbed to its highest in more than three weeks on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake off the coast of top mine supplier Chile triggered a tsunami alert, which raised supply concerns and set off a volley of technical buying.

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