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  • SYDNEY, Jan 8- Wildfires sweeping through southeast Australia are carrying with them the spectre of a silent killer for grapes growing in the nearby Adelaide Hills wine region. As fears grow that climate change is lengthening the time and severity of Australia's bushfire season, government funding to find a solution to the phenomenon is drying up.

  • Gold's 2014 close   Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Gold's closing  price

    A read on the yellow metal's final trading price of the year, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • FMHR Final Trade: ICE   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    FMHR Final Trade: ICE

    Mark Fisher, MBF Clearing Corp. chairman, shares his final trade of the year.

  • SEOUL, Dec 21- Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. Concern over potential cyberattacks from North Korea has got worldwide attention since the...

  • *10 years on from Boxing Day tsunami, weaknesses remain. BANGKOK, Dec 21- In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. But if it had, the damage would have been "worse than 2004, if it was the same...

  • Environmental groups say the practice of storing coal ash in holding ponds supported by permeable, earthen dikes leads both to contamination of surrounding groundwater and the risk of catastrophe when those dikes fail, as happened in Tennessee and at a site in North Carolina earlier this year. The EPA has said contaminants such as arsenic, mercury and cadmium...

  • Restaurant Startup supertease   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Restaurant Startup supertease

    Who will get a deal this season? The new season of Restaurant Startup starts January 13th at 10p! Starring Joe Bastianich, Tim Love and Antonia Lofaso.

  • No credible sign of plot against theaters: Official

    Los Angeles authorities say there is still no credible threat against theaters, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • OPEC Chief: We can ride out price drop   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:07 AM ET
    OPEC Chief: We can ride out price drop

    OPEC's Secretary General Abdullah El-Badri said its members can ride out a price drop in oil and keep output unchanged.

  • One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since Thursday. The Ventura County Fire Department said its personnel responded to 37 calls for assistance due to flooding and a second-story balcony collapsed in the Los...

  • SeaWorld ousts CEO   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    SeaWorld ousts CEO

    Details on SeaWorld's management changes, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Mark Cuban plays 'Would you rather?'   Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    Mark Cuban plays 'Would you rather?'

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells CNBC's Melissa Lee which stock he would rather invest in.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP's challenge to a settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which the oil giant said allowed certain businesses to get payouts despite being unable to trace their losses to the disaster. So far, BP has paid $2.3 billion in so-called business economic loss claims out of $4.25 billion in...

  • KIEV, Dec 3- Ukraine's energy authorities said on Wednesday that an accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in the south-east of the country posed no danger and the plant would return to normal operations on Dec. 5. In Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency said it had no immediate comment on the report. Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, have estimated...

  • KIEV, Dec 3- Ukraine's Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said on Wednesday an accident at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeast Ukraine posed no danger and that the plant would return to running as normal on Dec. 5. "There is no threat... there are no problems with the reactors," Demchyshyn said at briefing, saying the accident affected the power output...

  • Execs on state of the consumer   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Execs comment on state of the consumer

    Brian Cornell, Target CEO; Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen CEO; Terry Lundgren, Macy CEO; Matthew Shay, NRF CEO; and Sarah Quinlan, Mastercard svp, discuss the state of the American consumer in today's economy.

  • Venezuela says shale oil is a disaster Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    VIENNA, Nov 27- Shale oil is a disaster for climate change, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said on Thursday as OPEC prepares to decide on oil output policy. "The U.S. is producing in a very, very bad manner. Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet on Thursday in Vienna, with Venezuela trying to rally support for...

  • Nov 23- A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas on Saturday night, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area's oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity. The magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck about 9:15 p.m. Central time on Saturday, said Dale Grant, an geophysicist with...

  • Cramer pays tribute to his Pop, Ken   Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer pays tribute to his Pop, Ken

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer pays tribute to his father Ken Cramer, who passed away at the age of 92. Ken loved 7 things, his business, the stock market, his independence, his workouts, his country, the Eagles and his family.

  • Cramer pays tribute to his pop   Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Cramer pays tribute to his pop

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer makes a tribute to his father Ken Cramer, who passed away Thursday at the age of 92.