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  • Box files for $250 million IPO  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports cloud storage company Box will file for a $250 million IPO at the NYSE under the ticker "Box." Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and JPMorgan will underwrite the public offering.

  • Squawk's dance of the Buffett heads  Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    "Squawk Box" hosts Becky Quick and Joe Kernen play with Warren Buffett head cutouts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NTSB investigates deadly train derailment  Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest details on the derailment of a New York Metro-North train that killed four people and injured more than 60.

  • Disaster aid: When corporate goodwill goes wrong Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Relief workers prepare to transport food aid from the port in devastated areas following the recent super typhoon on November 18, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Corporate contributions after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan can do more harm than good. Here are some tips.

  • Megastorms don't care about your preparation Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Residents walk past scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Reports continue to predict more devastating storms ahead like Typhoon Haiyan, but the world might not be prepared to blunt their deadly impact.

  • Scenes from Philippines' superstorm Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    The Philippines is reeling in the aftermath of one the world's most powerful storms ever. Here are scenes from the disaster.

  • Sandy's parting gift: Mold still grows in NY walls Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
    A house damaged by Hurricane Sandy on October 26, 2013, in the Belle Harbor section of Queens, New York City.

    One year after Superstorm Sandy, hundreds if not thousands of structures still harbor potentially unsafe mold infestations, experts say.

  • The 10 most expensive hurricanes in US history Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 28 at 23:10 UTC (7:10 p.m. EDT) as it continued moving toward Hawaii (left).

    What are the all-time costliest hurricanes to hit the U.S.? Here are the Top 10.

  • Wildfires threaten California urban areas  Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports wildfires are moving closer to San Francisco's water and power supplies.

  • Wildfires sweep western US  Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on wildfires spreading in the western part of the nation and is threatening San Francisco utilities.

  • Massive wildfire in Idaho  Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    A wildfire in Idaho has spread over more than 126 thousand acres, threatening more than 10,000 homes in the Sun Valley area. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports the latest details.

  • NTSB update on UPS cargo plane crash  Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    Robert Sumwalt, NTSB board member, provides the latest details on their investigation into the crash of a UPS cargo plane near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama early Wednesday morning.

  • FAA confirms UPS cargo plane crashed  Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    An Airbus A300 plane coming from Louisville, which is UPS's biggest air hub, crashed in Birmingham, Alabama. The mayor of Birmingham says the pilot and co-pilot were killed, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau, with the latest details.

  • First video of crash shows fireball  Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    The FAA has confirmed a UPS cargo plan has crashed in Birmingham, Alabama. So far, there is no information on survivors.

  • FAA confirms UPS cargo plane has crashed  Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    The FAA has confirmed a UPS cargo plan has crashed in Birmingham, Alabama. So far, no information on survivors, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • FAA confirms UPS cargo plane has crashed  Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The FAA has confirmed a UPS cargo plan has crashed in Birmingham, Alabama. So far, there is no information on survivors.

  • BP Oil Spill Claims Climb Ahead of Appeal Day Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    The number of claims filed against BP's oil spill compensation fund has risen by 18 percent over the last six weeks to a total of 195,403, according to a claims website.