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  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on movie theaters across the nation stepping up security since news of the Colorado shooting.

  • Some of Joplin's Missing Turn Up Safe, Alive Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:51 AM ET
    Residents walking down street after a tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

    As emergency workers in Joplin searched Thursday for more than 230 people listed as missing after a tornado tore through the city, one was sitting on a wooden chair outside the wreckage of her home, cuddling her cat.

  • Scenes From The 2011 Tornadoes Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    2011 has been a tough year for US residents in areas affected by tornadoes. Most recently, Joplin, Missouri was hit by a massive tornado that is thought to be the deadliest in 60 years. Earlier in the year, dozens of massive tornadoes tore a town-flattening streak across the Southeastern U.S., killing at least 250 people in six states and forcing rescuers to carry some survivors out on makeshift stretchers of splintered debris. Although the economic losses are not yet clear, the devastation caus

    2011 has been a difficult year for those in the South and Midwest United States. Following are a collection of images that show the destruction created from the tornadoes this year.

  • Wearing a neck brace as a result of the plane crash he survived in the Alaskan wilderness two months ago, Shaun O’Keefe, EADS North America CEO, told CNBC Friday that  he continues to fly because it’s generally safe—safer than traveling in a car.

  • Simulator Training Flaws Tied to Airline Crashes Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Flaws in flight simulator training helped trigger some of the worst airline accidents in the past decade, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal accident records.