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  • CARACAS, Feb 18- Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Venezuela's capital on Tuesday after troops arrested opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges of fomenting unrest against the government and violence that has killed at least four people.

  • Four tips for managing catastrophic risk Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Companies can't just react to catastrophes like extreme weather or the financial crisis—they need to be proactive. Here are four tips.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 13- Forecasters say widespread rains will finally enter the southernmost part of Brazil's coffee belt on Thursday evening, breaking a six-week dry spell, but the crop may already have suffered losses of up to 30 percent.

  • *Grain cargoes being shipped into Queensland. With a scorching drought withering pastures, farmers in Queensland state- home to half of Australia's 28 million strong herd- are also having to transport cows huge distances due to feedlots being full to bursting with underweight cows.

  • Japan's nuclear re-start stalled by paperwork Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    A masked protester stands in front of the gates to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station

    Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry.

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry, shut down in the wake of the Fukushima disaster almost three years ago.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said.

  • Drought forces California farmers to idle cropland Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said.

  • UPDATE 2-Canada ice storm slams Intact Financial profit Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    *Q4 operating profit C $1.05 per share vs est C $1.26. TORONTO, Feb 5- Intact Financial Corp, Canada's largest property and casualty insurer, reported a larger-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter profit as a winter ice storm hurt underwriting results.

  • UPDATE 1-Canada ice storm hits Intact Financial profit Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    *Fourth-quarter operating profit C $1.05 per share vs est C $1.26. Feb 5- Intact Financial Corp, Canada's largest property and casualty insurer, reported a 40 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit, hurt by severe winter weather.

  • West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said she would be asking senators for a 10- year study into the effects of the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River near Charleston, the state capital.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 3- ICE arabica coffee futures shot to an 8-1/ 2- month high on Monday and were on track for their biggest one-day gain in over a year as a heat wave in Brazil sparked fears of crop damage and lower output in the world's top grower, triggering short-covering.

  • SEOUL, Jan 29- South Korea approved on Wednesday a $7 billion project to build two nuclear plants, a boost for an industry struggling to emerge from the shadow of Japan's Fukushima disaster and the first approval since a policy review sparked by a safety scandal at domestic reactors.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- In the event of a mass-casualty accident involving the derailment of a crude-carrying train in a densely populated urban area, who would be responsible for the compensation for deaths, injuries, damage to property and environmental clean up?

  • *BP shares still down from day before U.S. oil spill. *BP reshaped, competitive on return on capital, delaying spill costs. LONDON, Jan 26- If you had spent 10 pounds on BP shares on April 19, 2010, you would have just nine pounds now, including dividends.

  • Midwest to the Gulf Coast, traders are on high alert for a flood of crude they expect to drown local prices. Since late last year, analysts and traders have warned that the Gulf Coast will choke with so much oil that it may become the next Cushing- a storage and pricing hub so bloated that it depresses U.S. oil prices.

  • Jan 15- A year after agreeing to a multi-billion dollar settlement with victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill, BP is aggressively challenging terms of the deal in a legal strategy that could backfire with the judge who will rule on the company's potentially hefty federal fines.

  • TOKYO, Jan 14- Japan's use of fuel oil to generate power is set to fall over the next fiscal year to levels not seen since before the Fukushima disaster, if enough of the country's nuclear reactors are allowed back online.

  • New Jersey's new storm over Sandy: Eminent domain Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Long Beach Township on April 30, 2013.

    Gov. Chris Christie recently signed an order allowing towns "to commandeer" private property needed to minimize the risk of coastal flooding. The WSJ reports.

  • PALO, Philippines, Dec 26- A sister living on the other side of the world gave Roberto Retanal what he needed most to piece his humble home back together after the devastating typhoon that tore through his village in the central Philippines last month. Retanal's sister live and works in Britain.

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