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  • Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois.

    The swollen Mississippi River is washing away crops, harvests and jobs, the New York Times reports.

  • Oil Rich Alberta Province on Fire

    Some entire towns in Alberta have been burned to the ground, reports Ted Henley, Alberta's 660News.

  • Flooding Impact on Oil Refiners

    Insight on what flooding means for oil and refiners, with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, and Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage.

  • Floodwater covers Beale Street at the edge of the Mississippi River May 7, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and have caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

    Having spent the last few days reporting from locations all over the lower part of Louisiana, it's clear that the "all clear" has yet to be given.

  • A man and his sister stand before their broken house, destroyed by the tsunami at Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on March 17, 2011.

    The global surge in energy and commodity prices had a bigger financial impact on developing Asia’s big companies in the first quarter than Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, results and trading updates suggest. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Great Flood of 2011

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the update on the South heading into a critical weekend as the Mississippi River swells.

  • Floodwater surrounds homes May 3, 2011 in East Prairie, Missouri. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.

    Army Corps of Engineers Col. Ed Fleming leaned over a podium and warned the crowd gathered at a volunteer fire station that where they were standing was projected to be swamped by up to 15 feet of water from Mississippi River flooding. The crowd let out a collective gasp.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said.

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    Gasoline prices at the pump are likely to keep rising, even if the price of oil has dipped over the past week.

  • Out of the Woods?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson with a look at how floods in the south have impacted commodities and particularly, oil refineries.

  • Fukushima nuclear power plant shown on March 15, 2011.

    The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has done more than spew radiation into the air and sea and force tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes: it has blown a big hole in Japan’s energy policy. The New York Times reports.

  • Memphis Flood

    The Mississippi over-runs the bluffs surrounding Memphis, reports Julie Martin, The Weather Channel.

  • Floodwater engulfs a farm in Missouri

    Energy traders' fears are rising right along with the flood levels along the Mississippi River.

  • Nuclear Site Locater

    Since the March earthquake and tsunami hit that Japan, there’s been no shortage of new apps designed to help users prepare for, deal with and even recover from a disaster.

  • Flooding Impact on Markets

    Focusing on the midwest floods and it's toll on commodities and the markets, with Dave Hightower, Hightower Report and. Paul Newsome, Sandler O'Neill & Partners

  • Residents travel on the opened road in front of the 4,724-tonne freighter "M.V. Asia Symphony", grounded by the recent tsunami in Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture on May 6, 2011.

    With oil refineries out of commission and clogged roads slowing gasoline deliveries, Japan turned to electric cars to help provide needed services after the earthquake and tsunami in March. The New York  Times reports.

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    The uncertainty surrounding the stability of European nations in wider geopolitical concerns are the main challenges identified by business leaders in a report, which surveyed 1,000 professionals to determine the key factors affecting business sentiment.

  • 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.

  • 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.