Apple stock has dropped sharply since it announced earnings that disappointed analysts. Now the tech tastemaker is paying another price, losing its crown as the world's most valuable company to Exxon Mobil. Exxon's market capitalization totaled $417 billion Friday, $4 billion more than Apple's.
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One of the 13 coal mines singled out by inspectors was once owned by Massey Energy, the company that owned the Upper Big Branch mine, the scene of a deadly 2010 explosion. Two others are owned by Murray Energy, whose Crandall Canyon coal mine experienced two collapses in 2007, killing nine miners and rescuers.
Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste. Sweden's program of generating energy from garbage is wildly successful, but recently its success has also generated a surprising issue: There is simply not enough trash.
The Labor Department says a Thursday settlement in the 2007 Crandall Canyon mine disaster clearly leaves mine owner Murray Energy with "acknowledged responsibility for the failures that led to the tragedy." The settlement must still be approved by an administrative law judge.
Temperatures are expected to stay high through the weekend. Officials are asking customers to try to conserve electricity because demand for air conditioning is going to be huge.
A Japanese panel has issued a scathing report faulting government regulators and the electric utility for failing to take precautions to safeguard the Fukushima nuclear reactors from natural disasters. The failure led to nuclear catastrophe during last year's earthquake and tsunami.
Swedish police are looking for who might have slipped explosive material into a truck driving into a nuclear power plant. No detonator was attached so the material couldn't have exploded.
Shareholders of the natural gas driller at the center of the nation's hydraulic fracturing controversies are meeting in Oklahoma City. Aubrey McClendon, the controversial chief executive, faces many questions.
Al Armendariz faced withering criticism from Republicans over a 2010 speech.
America's reliance on coal to produce electricity has declined by more than 20 percent in recent years — but it is exporting coal at a rate not seen in 20 years, according to the AP. Much of the new surge in coal exports comes from Japan and South Korea.
In 2011, Texas endured the worst single-year drought in its history. Using a new interactive app by NPR's StateImpact, learn about the drought's progression and its impact on the state, explore the pros and cons of the policy decisions that need to be made, and share your stories.
Americans are consuming less gasoline, but upward pressure on crude oil prices, seasonal factors and the shutdown of some refineries are combining to push up prices at the pump.
Unlike the portion that runs across the northern border, this portion doesn't require State Department approval. The move is likely meant to blunt criticism that the president isn't doing enough to curb the price of oil.
Americans are paying an average of $3.57 per gallon of gas, as oil prices climb. Gasoline has rarely been this expensive.
The last time the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a plant was in 1978, a year before the partial meltdown of Three Mile Island.
The White House says it makes no sense to link the controversial pipeline's fate to an extension of the payroll tax cut. Republicans say both issues are about jobs.
President Obama said the rejection wasn't based on the merits of the project, instead it was rejected because the State Department did not have sufficient time to make a proper decision.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the Grand Canyon must be protected, even if uranium deposits nearby could be important to the nation's energy strategy. Critics say the decision will eliminate jobs and that mining can be done responsibly.