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NRC chief questions blackout plans for US plants

The nation's top nuclear regulator is casting doubt on whether reactors in the U.S. are prepared for the type of prolonged power outage that struck a nuclear power plant in Japan. Full story

Gasoline futures highest since 2008

Gasoline futures on Tuesday traded at the highest level since July 2008 after three Texas refineries were idled following a power outage. Full story

Japan supply crisis spreads as firms cut output

Sony Corp cut output at five more plants and Toyota Motor delayed restarting assembly lines, as the global supply of parts and products began to feel the full impact of Japan's disaster. Full story

Japan's shipping, steel, energy start trudge back from

Japan's metals and energy sectors were grappling on Monday with power outages and raging fires unleashed by last week's devastating earthquake, but some ports and steel furnaces shut in a protective move reopened. Full story

Power outage at Newark Airport delays some flights

Electrical power was knocked out on Monday at Newark Liberty International Airport, delaying some flights, due to the local utility upgrading equipment to handle peak summertime power demands, authorities said. Full story

Preparing for a power outage

   Lou Manfredini, host of the syndicated show “House Smarts,” shares a plan for what you need to make sure all systems in your home are a go.

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A pedestrian speaks to a Toronto police officer while directing traffic during a power outage in Toronto
A pedestrian speaks to a Toronto police officer while directing traffic during a power outage in Toronto

Rishi Ghuldu, a pedestrian, speaks to a Toronto police officer while directing traffic during a power outage in Toronto, July 5, 2010. The police officer told Ghuldu to stop directing traffic as motorists should treat the intersection as a four-way stop. REUTERS/Peter Jones (CANADA - Tags: BUSINESS