A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the ocean.
Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.
The week's top business and investment news, including Hurricane Irene and banking plays.
People are still buzzing about the strong earthquake that rattled the East coast yesterday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details on the damages caused and the safety procedures following the quake.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C. Click for scenes from the moments following the earthquake.
The CNBC news team reports on today's 5.9 magnitude earthquake and its impact on the markets, with Ira Epstein, The Linn Group, and Mark Zoback, Stanford University geologist, Rowena Lohman, Cornell Univerisity, and Kate Hutton, Caltech seismologist weigh in on the probability of earthquakes and aftershocks on the East coast.
Offices throughout Manhattan were rocked by the 6.0 earthquake today.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports all systems are operating normally on the floor of the NYSE after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Virginia, sending tremors across the Eastern Seaboard and as far west as Ohio and Michigan.
The post-tsunami recovery of the Japanese economy is being hampered by the strong yen and the country needs a more concerted effort to get nuclear power stations up and running again, analysts told CNBC Monday.
Rikuzen Takata, a seaside town in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Iwate, was one of the hardest hit communities after the March 11 tragedy. Survivors say the political gridlock in Tokyo is starving them of money they need to rebuild. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reports.
The Japanese people are fighting hard to get the economy out of the slump that has followed the devastating earthquake and tsunami that blasted parts of the island nation in March, a Nomura analyst told CNBC Monday.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday in a sign that a first-quarter economic slump did not change the central bank's view that growth will pick up late this year when the wounds from the devastating earthquake begin to heal.
The odd looking goya has long been a popular ingredient in Japanese cuisine, but a Tokyo restaurant chain is now growing the courgette-shaped bitter melon to create “green curtains” outside the windows of several hundred of its eateries. The FT reports.
Mitsubishi Motors said on Monday annual operating profit would rise by a better-than-expected 25 percent on a rapid rebound in production and sales after the March 11 earthquake
Despite the dangers at Fukushima, laborers from across Japan are traveling to the plant in search of work during the country’s harsh economic downturn. The NYT reports.
European gas suppliers could see a boost from Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy, with other countries set to follow Berlin's lead, Per Lekander, head of utilities research at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.
Nuclear safety watchdogs and G20 energy ministers gathering in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday to work on reinforcing nuclear safety around the globe in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster at Fukushima last March were keen to stress nuclear energy is still a viable source of alternative energy.
China’s freeze on new nuclear projects could last until the beginning of 2012, according to a senior industry official, underlining the gravity of China’s nuclear safety review. The FT reports.
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The question now is how much economic growth may slow, before the authorities shift from controlling inflation to revving the growth engine. The NYT reports.