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Workers in protective suits and masks wait to enter the emergency operation center at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Japan in 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, Pool)

US scientists find lessons from Japan nuke crisis

A group of American scientists met in Tokyo on Tuesday to study last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident in hopes of finding lessons to improve the safety of U.S. atomic power reactors.  More »
A ground-level flare roars at a well site in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin Some homeowners in the Douglas area say they’re concerned about air pollution as a result of flaring from oil wells that have been drilled near their homes. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)

Well flaring concerns Douglas-area residents

Flaring from oil wells drilled near homes has some residents in the Douglas area concerned about air pollution.  More »
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NM Land Office earns $3.85M in lease sale

This month’s oil and natural gas lease sale has netted $3.85 million for the New Mexico Land Office.  More »

OECD slashes 2013 growth forecast

Paris-based organisation cuts its growth forecast next year for its 34 members to 1.4% and calls for several of its members to step up their policy response  More »

Arafat’s body exhumed amid murder inquiry

Former Palestinian leader’s body exhumed to test for polonium poisoning as French magistrates conduct murder investigation in Ramallah  More »

Orders jump fuels China industrial profits

Profits at industrial groups surge 21% in October as economy’s recent upturn begins filtering into corporate results  More »

Seoul expects North Korean rocket launch

Officials suggest that Pyongyang might take provocative step in order to seek a stronger negotiating position against South Korea’s next president  More »

Argentina seeks halt to $1.3bn debt order

Argentina and a group of bondholders file motions to a US appeals court asking for a stay on $1.3bn worth of payments to holders of defaulted bonds  More »

Chinese auction houses go global

Sotheby’s and Christie’s, which have over 500 years of experience between them, now face two new challengers in the international auction market, both of them Chinese  More »

HK warns Asia over financial reforms

Ashley Alder, Securities and Futures Commission chief, says region must engage with global regulatory measures to ensure inclusion  More »

HP sued over Autonomy takeover

The class action lawsuit alleges the company had issued false and misleading statements on its financial performance and prospects since August 2011  More »

Lehman to sell Archstone for $6.5bn

Sale of real estate group to Equity Residential and AvalonBay brings to a close one of Lehman’s biggest gambles on US real estate  More »

Mittal and Hollande in ‘blackmail’ talks

Meeting arranged hastily at Elysée palace after industry minister Montebourg says he wants world’s biggest steel producer to quit France  More »

The UK’s courting of Mark Carney

For each problem raised by the Canadian, Osborne found a solution, such was his desire to hire the outsider with a reputation as a brilliant manager and policy maker  More »

Markets slip after recent rally

Risk appetite wanes despite news of higher consumer spending during the US Thanksgiving holiday as worries about the fiscal cliff linger  More »