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  • US cleans up at home but sends dirty coal abroad Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LUENEN, Germany— One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100- year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Coal mining's demise in Germany comes as the country is experiencing a resurgence in coal-fired power, one which the U.S. increasingly has helped supply.

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 10:27 PM ET

    The FAA allows hobbyists to use model aircraft or small drones so long as they keep them away from airports, fly them under 400 feet and keep the aircraft within sight of the remote-controlling operator at all times.

  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures- released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    The first two reactors built after a 16- year lull, Southern Co.' s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.' s VC Summer plant in South Carolina, are being assembled in large modules. The factory in Louisiana that constructed the prefabricated sections struggled to meet strict quality rules.

  • Cuban: Taxes will go up if too many companies leave US Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    Mark Cuban is shown in an episode of “Necessary Roughness.”

    The tax money will be have to be made up somewhere, billionaire investor Mark Cuban says.

  • Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan' Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.

  • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    MIAMI— A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop a way to stop the blight from spreading.

  • Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.

  • Colorado gun law relies on flawed estimate Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    DENVER— A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.

  • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year.

  • Does Facebook own mobile?     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg, discusses the stock performance of Twitter and Facebook, and the likelihood Facebook will solely own the mobile space.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $35.50 with 43,462,800 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell. 8 percent to $3.73 with 27,512,600 shares traded.

  • A-List Southwest passenger kicked off flight     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Duff Watson, the man who was denied boarding a Southwest Airlines flight after a tweet he made.

  • Facebook jumps to all-time high, doubles IPO price Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    The share price of Facebook stock is seen at the Nasdaq stock market in New York.

    Shares of Facebook hit a record high after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' estimates.

  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MIAMI— Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. The Associated Press has reviewed Close's various subsidy amounts and dates to verify the information, but she asked that her financial information and medical history not be published for privacy reasons.

  • Retailers fighting 'funk' every way they can Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Fendi is trying out a temporary "pop-up" store to attract a younger consumer in New York City. Bright colors inside the store feature neon signs to promote the #FendiSoho hashtag.

    Retailers have been trying to get a fresh read on the consumer and can't afford to sit back and wait for consumers to get out of their funk.

  • July 24- Shares of Facebook Inc hit a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue.

  • July 24- Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open at a record high on Thursday after a surge in mobile advertising revenue helped the world's No. 1 social network trounce analysts' expectations for quarterly profit and revenue. At least 18 brokerages raised their price targets on the stock, by as much as $15 to a high of $100.

  • Markets solid amid mixed US economic news Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    TOKYO— World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia.