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  • The French telecom equipment maker, Alcatel-Lucent, returned to profit at an operating level in its 2011 first quarter , despite disturbances caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in early March.

  • CEO Blog: Energy Policy Should, Above All, Do No Harm Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:14 AM ET
    Natural Gas

    We have not had an energy policy in the United States in the nearly three decades I have been in the utility business. What we have is a strange mix of mandates and markets that we sometimes call energy policy. Electricity—like horseracing, gambling and prostitution in Nevada—is too much fun for politicians to leave to the market.

  • Wired Biz Conference     Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    How technological destruction can break down current technologies and build for the future. Microsoft founder CEO says simulation can help make nuclear plants far safer than they currently are, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Life in Limbo for Japanese Near Nuclear Plant Monday, 2 May 2011 | 6:14 AM ET
    A man undergoes a screening test for possible nuclear radiation at screening center about 35 kilometers away from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

    Stone tablets in Japan, some more than six centuries old, are inscribed with messages about tsunamis, the New York  Times reports.

  • Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Saturday that the country's economic outlook was very severe and that the central bank would take appropriate action to support the economy.

  • Five Things to Watch: Ford, Coke and More Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 9:13 PM ET
    Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally (L) and Executive Chairman William Clay Ford unveil a new 2011 Ford Focus during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in January, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

    The Fed kicks off its two-day meeting, April consumer confidence data hits the tape, and the voice of Aflac's new duck just might be unveiled. But, earnings are the big story Tuesday. Here's what we're watching…

  • Five Things to Watch: Earnings Stampede and More Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 9:07 PM ET
    Netflix

    The anticipation of Helicopter Ben's date with the press, the waiting game for Raj Rajaratnam's verdict and the speculation surrounding Japanese recovery. Here's what we're watching…

  • New Japan Homes Rise Amid Wrecked Lives Sunday, 24 Apr 2011 | 8:19 PM ET
    People take shelter at an evacuation centre in Natori, Miyagi prefecture on March 16, 2011.

    A month after the tsunami ripped apart the north-east coast of Japan, 36 families from Rikuzentakata have become the first to shift their few possessions into temporary housing, a move that marks a new beginning but also reinforces anxieties about what lies ahead. The FT reports.

  • Tsunami Warnings, Written in Stone Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 11:45 PM ET
    Rescue workers check the remains of a tsunami devestated house

    Stone tablets in Japan, some more than six centuries old, are inscribed with messages about tsunamis, the New York  Times reports.

  • Growing Tablet Sales to Boost Hon Hai: Analyst Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 9:58 PM ET
    Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    The craze for tablet computers has started to cannibalize sales of PCs. But with market leader Apple priced at nearly $330 a share, Taiwan's Hon Hai may be a cheaper way to gain exposure to this growth story, suggested a technology analyst.

  • 5 Questions With NOL CEO Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 11:46 PM ET

    The outlook of the container shipping industry remains uncertain, according to NOL’s Chief, as the industry grapples with concerns over rising fuel costs, overcapacity and ripple effects from the Japan disaster. Shipping veteran Ron Widdows, who helms the Singapore-based company, the world’s sixth-largest container shipping company, talks to CNBC’s Christine Tan.

  • Off Coast 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Japan     Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 7:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reports on the latest 6.6 earthquake occurring off the coast of Honshu, Japan.

  • Japan ‘Panics’ Over Lack of Cigarettes Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 2:01 AM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Foreign cigarette makers have taken the unusual step of air freighting cigarettes to Japan to make up for a plunge in supplies, after last month’s natural disaster knocked out a third of the country’s cigarette production. The FT reports.

  • Aftershock Rattles Disaster-Weary Japan; 2 Dead Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 11:24 PM ET
    A deserted street, within the exclusion zone, about 12 miles away from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant on April 7, 2011 in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

    A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two, injuring dozens and piling misery on a region still buried under the rubble of last month's devastating tsunami.

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner.

    Another quake in Japan, another EU nation on the brink, and another day without a budget deal. Here's what we're watching…

  • Tsunami Warning Lifted After New Japan Quake     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:41 PM ET

    NBC's Charles Hadlock has the latest from Tokyo on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the country in the middle of the night.

  • Word on the Street Now     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's market activity, including reaction to the most recent Japanese earthquake. Also, a look at the currency markets and the yen, with Andy Busch, BMO Capital Markets. And gold futures are near flat after hitting a record.

  • Talking Numbers: The Japan Effect     Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    A look at the stocks that have been impacted the most by the disaster, with Kevin O'Brien, Revere Data CEO.

  • Notorious Doomsday Prophets Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    December 21, 2012 -- the end date in the ancient Mayan calendar. Will it bring the Apocalypse? See some of the most notorious prophets and doomsday groups in history.

  • "When a natural disaster strikes, its victims most urgently need aid. Many companies respond by making direct donations and matching employee gifts. But in times of crisis, we advise companies to do more than give money," writes this author.