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  • Markets Remain Closed Today  Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 6:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Combs has the update on the markets today, as stock exchanges remain closed for the second day, after Monday's big storm slammed the East Coast.

  • CNBC Reports Krim Family Tragedy  Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    Kevin Krim, a member of the CNBC family has suffered an incomprehensible loss. In a statement to staff members, CNBC President Mark Hoffman said, "There are no words to convey the magnitude of this tragedy." CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports.

  • Statement on Krim Family Tragedy  Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 6:54 AM ET

    A member of the CNBC family has suffered an unimaginable loss. Our thoughts, prayers and unwavering support are with them all.

  • 71 Shot in Colorado Movie Theater  Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports on the latest details of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado; and former Colorado Governor Bill Owens (R), and Former Miami Police Chief John Timoney, provide perspective. "This is starting to happen in the U.S. with some kind of regularity, and it's disturbing," says Timoney.

  • Aurora Police Chief Answers Questions  Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:47 PM ET

    Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates answers questions regarding the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

  • Aurora Police News Conference on Shooting  Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:47 PM ET

    Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), addresses last night's movie theater shooting killing 12 people, and injuring 50. "Our hearts are broken as we think about the families and friends of the victims of this senseless tragedy," says Hickenlooper. Aurora Co-Mayor Steven Hogan; Dan Oates, Aurora Police Chief; Carol Chambers Arapahoe County District Attorney; and Jim Yacone, FBI Special Agent, also comment on the crisis and details of the suspect.

  • Cinemark CEO Tim Warner Speaks Out on Shooting  Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    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.