U.S. nuclear-power production tumbled to the lowest level in almost a year after a New Jersey reactor unexpectedly closed, boosting total plant shutdowns for planned and unplanned work to 19.
Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world’s nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them.
The U.S. shale oil-and-gas boom has something for everybody. Jobs! Community outrage! Cheap fuel! Financial intrigue! Geopolitical leverage! Dirty water!
Federal Reserve policy makers meet for the first time under Chair Janet Yellen, who has pledged to continue gradual reductions in monthly bond buying as long as the U.S. economy improves.
The cost to restart Japan’s nuclear power plants: $12.3 billion and counting.
Claims that radiation from a wrecked Japanese nuclear plant is contaminating U.S. waters are “simply not correct,” Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said on the disaster’s third anniversary.
U.S. retail sales probably rose in February as consumer spending stabilized, data in the coming week may show.
Japan’s nuclear regulator will expedite safety checks on two reactors in the country’s southwest in a major step toward restoring nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster three years ago.