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  • HOUSTON, Sept 2- BP Plc asked a U.S. court on Tuesday to fire the court-appointed lawyer tasked with paying out compensation to people affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying the lawyer had not disclosed an alleged conflict of interest before taking the job. "In order to restore the integrity of the claims program, the court should replace him," BP said.

  • Sept 2- Halliburton Co, North America's top oilfield services provider, said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims related to its role in BP Plc's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The settlement, which includes legal fees, is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Halliburton said.

  • REYKJAVIK/ STOCKHOLM, Aug 29- Iceland said a small volcanic eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that started in the early hours of Friday had stopped and it had lifted all airspace restrictions.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 29- A small eruption has occurred north of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano after nearly two weeks of earthquakes in the region but no volcanic ash has been detected, authorities said on Friday.

  • NAPA, Calif. Aug 28- During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California.

  • Aug 25- A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies has come under fire from agricultural interests, injecting doubt into the measures' fates in the waning days of the state's legislative session this week.

  • Aug 20- The cleanup of a 5,000- gallon fuel oil spill from a Duke Energy Corp power plant into the Ohio River could stretch into Thursday, Duke said on Wednesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a 15- mile section of the river to limited traffic.

  • STOCKHOLM, Aug 18- Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Atomic power's share of global electricity supply is at the lowest level since the 1980 s following the shutdown of Japan's reactors after the Fukushima disaster, and may fall further without major new plant construction.

  • Time to tweak the terrorism-insurance act? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Congress is once again considering the renewal of an act that requires insurers to offer terrorism insurance. The question is – does it need some tweaks?

  • Putin unlikely 'chastened' by crash: Wolin  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    International pressure is likely to grow, says Neal Wolin, former deputy Treasury secretary, discussing the likelihood of additional sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • No Americans listed on latest MH17 manifest  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest details on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Rebels probably shot down Flight MH17: Expert  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Larry Korb, Center for American Progress, shares insight on the geopolitical unrest in Russia, Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Top AIDS researchers on doomed flight: Report  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera says according to the Guardian a large number of AIDS researchers were on Malaysian Flight MH17 when it was shot down.

  • Geopolitical tensions boil over  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, and Neal Wolin, former deputy Treasury secretary, share their thoughts on the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and Russia's role in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • Who shot this plane down?  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    The NTSB has not decided whether to go to Ukraine to investigate the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 due to safety concerns, reports NBC's Tom Costello.

  • No black boxes found yet: Source  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest details on the crash of Malaysian flight MH17.

  • Threat to global crude markets  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks & Opinions president, provides perspective on how geopolitical unrest is impacting oil prices.

  • Markets had Russia wrong: Expert  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo Advisers, and David Gordon, Eurasia Group chairman, provide perspective on the impact of additional sanctions against Russia on the markets.

  • Political reaction to global risks  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin provides political perspective on the handling of a missile attack on a Malaysian jet, and Israeli's invasion of Gaza,