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West, Texas First Responder Discusses Ordeal

May 31, 2013 9:47 am | Comments

Robert Paine, a first responder to the deadly fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, discusses his experience in the wake of the disaster. Paine was shielded from the explosion and survived, having no memory of the explosion. Twelve firefighters were killed in the explosion.


Nuclear Still Booming as New Construction Stalls

May 30, 2013 10:18 am | by CNN Money | Comments

URS Corporation CEO Martin Koffel discusses the nuclear power industry's climbing profits despite little new construction. Koffel attributes the lack of new nuclear facilities to public concerns about safety and the lack of growth of U.S. energy consumption over the past five years.


Natural Gas Key to U.S. Jobs

May 29, 2013 9:44 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Analyst Meredith Whitney is the author of the new book, "Fate of the States," which she says is a roadmap for prosperity written for the middle class. Whitney tells Fortune that the flood of cheap natural gas in the U.S. will bring manufacturing jobs back to the country and revive the economy.


The Novartis Way

May 9, 2013 9:16 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, discusses the business strategies and operating practices that have led his company to success in developing breakthrough drugs, keeping the company one step ahead of its competitors.


GE Bets on Shale

May 2, 2013 9:02 am | by CNN Money | Comments

General Electric recently made a huge bet on shale, buying an oil and gas equipment company called Lufkin Industries for $3.3 billion. The purchase will boost GE's portfolio of U.S. energy businesses. Shares of both Lufkin and GE were up with word of the news.


Effects of Deepwater Oil Spill Still Felt in Florida

April 26, 2013 9:59 am | by NBC2 | Comments

Nearly three years after a deadly explosion aboard BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig that spilled nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, businesses in Southwest Florida, especially those involved in fishing and tourism, are still feeling the sting.


Coal Stocks in a Slump

April 24, 2013 9:59 am | by CNN Money | Comments

In the face of industry challenges and amid a growing field of energy sources, coal is finding itself in a slump. Market trajectory of coal stocks has been generally downward, despite some positives such as a promising sales outlook from Walton Energy.


Fake Pharmaceuticals Pose Health Risks

April 19, 2013 9:48 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The illegal pharmaceutical trade has grown rapidly over the past several years with much of the profits funding international organized criminal operations. The illegal drugs are eating into legitimate pharmaceutical industry profits while posing a real threat to public health.


Purell's Long Path to Success

April 16, 2013 4:30 pm | by CBS News | Comments

Now the top pick among careful parents and germaphobes alike, Purell's market success wasn't always so obvious. After a decade of rising sales and steady marketing, the anti-bacterial hand sanitizer has become wildly successful, surpassing analyst predictions on its way to the top.


Cruising the Seas in Search of Oil

April 10, 2013 10:14 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The Wall Street Journal follows Transocean's Discoverer Clear Leader, arguably the world's most powerful drilling ship, as it cruises the Gulf of Mexico 190 miles south of New Orleans in search of oil. Take a peek inside this powerful ship.


Ark. Residents Flee in Wake of Exxon Oil Spill

April 4, 2013 9:27 am | by ABC News | Comments

Some Arkansas residents got an unexpected Easter surprise when an Exxon Mobile pipeline ruptured, coating one neighborhood with thousands of barrels of crude oil. Twenty-two families were evacuated in the wake of the spill.    


Chemicals Present in Common Household Items (Part II)

March 29, 2013 10:30 am | Comments

After NBC News' Andrea Canning exposed herself to controlled levels of hormone disruptors, the tests are back, revealing how this exposure impacted the levels of these chemicals in her own body. Though FDA has labeled these chemicals safe in small quantities, scientists have differing opinions.


Chemicals Present in Common Household Items (Part I)

March 28, 2013 10:30 am | by NBC News | Comments

NBC News' Andrea Canning invites a team of scientists into her home to evaluate common household items like soaps and canned foods to determine which products may contain hormone disruptors. Though FDA has labeled these chemicals safe in small quantities, some scientists aren't so sure.


Giving Minority-Owned Businesses a Chance

March 20, 2013 1:36 pm | Comments

A Minnesota non-profit helps small minority-owned businesses get off the ground. KARE's Boua Xiong reports.

10 Years after Saddam: Iraq's Oil Boom

March 20, 2013 12:08 pm | Comments

Independent oil companies have set their sights on northern Iraq for oil prospecting — a decade after the collapse of Saddam's regime.  



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