Government projections suggest that the U.S. may soon produce more oil than it exports. Jerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal discusses the possible connection between this development and the growing call for U.S. miliatry intervention in the escalating Syrian conflict.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.