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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

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    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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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…

  • Word on the Street Now

    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.

  • 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.

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    "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.

  • TEPCO workers in protective suits conduct a cooling operation by spraying water at the damaged No. 4 unitP at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.

    Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant Sunday as officials said it will take several months to bring the crisis under control, the first time they have provided a timetable.

  • A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture. The earthquake shook Japan, unleashing powerful tsunamis that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    There seems to be little news to merit any optimism. The challenges facing Japan are great and daunting. But let's not discount the resilience and determination of the Japanese and let's not dismiss the Japanese economy.

  • Young businessman who walks with superior

    As hundreds of thousands of young people begin their working lives on Friday, they face a transformed Japan that will test a generation reared in affluence yet dismissed by its elders as selfish materialists. The New York  Times reports.

  • These plays might be "glaringly obvious," but Cramer said they're making investors a lot of money.

  • General unrest in the Middle East has had a "dramatic impact on oil prices," the chief executive of a major South African mining and energy company said Thursday—and he makes no secret of the fact that that's good news for his firm.