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Energizer loses two battery accounts, will buy a J&J unit

(Reuters) - Energizer Holdings Inc <ENR.N> said on Wednesday that two U.S. retailers planned to stop selling its batteries, adding pressure to its sagging sales. Full story

Probe links lithium battery to Dubai UPS crash

A fast-moving fire that began in cargo containing lithium batteries turned the inside of a United Parcel Service plane into a "catastrophic" chain reaction of flames and smoke before a crash three years ago in the desert outside Dubai, according to a report released Wednesday. Full story

Exclusive: Boeing 787 probe looks at condensation, wiring

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Officials investigating the fire on an Ethiopian Airlines 787 in London last week are focused on how condensation in the plane and a possible pinched wire in an emergency beacon may have sparked the blaze, according to people familiar with the probe. Full story

Beacon focus of Boeing fire probe; investors remain on edge

LONDON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - British aviation investigators identified an emergency beacon made by Honeywell International Inc <HON.N> as a likely source of last week's blaze on a Boeing Co <BA.N> 787 Dreamliner and called for it to be turned off, spurring a rally in Boeing shares by relie Full story

Factbox: Lithium manganese battery in focus in Boeing probe

(Reuters) - Investigators searching for the cause of a fire on a Boeing Co <BA.N> Dreamliner in London last week are looking at the battery in an emergency locator transmitter built by Honeywell International Inc <HON.N>, a source familiar with the probe told Reuters on Monday. Full story

How Water Could Help Make Better Batteries

Water could be the key to producing a cheaper, more environmentally friendly and less dangerous way of making the lithium-ion batteries that power so many everyday gadgets, researchers say. Full story

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  Pete Williams: ‘Bombers practice. They learn how to do this’

NBC Justice Correspondent Pete Williams talks about the Boston Marathon bombing investigation and how the suspects could have learned how to make the bombs.

  Boeing unveils new 787 Dreamliner batteries

Boeing said its proposed fix for problems relating to the lithium-ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner would eliminate the risk of fire, as the company tries to get the jet flying again. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

  Today's Headlines: AirBus Batteries & Europe's Future

Airbus drops lithium ion batteries; Blackstone redeems some investor capital from SAC; CalSTRS will oppose dual chairman/CEO role at Disney, and other headlines, with Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP. CNBC's Joe Kernen & Becky Quick. And a look at the European...

  Are Lithium-ion Batteries Too Dangerous?

Craig Timberg, Washington Post reporter, discusses whether there is too much risk associated with lithium-ion batteries.

  Boeing Defends 787

Boeing defends use of lithium ion batteries on Dreamliner jets, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Mary Schiavo, aviation attorney, weighs in.

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