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U.S. Gulf oil industry largely shut down as Isaac nears

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production dropped by more than 90 percent and coastal refineries shut down on Tuesday as Hurricane Isaac approached the Louisiana coastline. Full story

Isaac gains strengths as it nears Gulf Coast

Hurricane Isaac has gotten a little stronger as it closes in on the Gulf Coast. Full story

Louisiana Braces for Isaac

   Sen. Mary Landrieu, (D-LA), discusses how her state is preparing for the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac, and weighs in on the RNC Convention and the 2012 election.

Entergy to shut Waterford reactor in Louisiana ahead of Isaac

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Entergy Corp said on Tuesday it would shut its 1,168-megawatt Waterford nuclear station in St. Charles Parish, 30 miles west of New Orleans, as U.S. weather forecasters confirmed that Isaac had strengthened into a hurricane with winds of 75 mph (120 kms per hour). Full story

Oil rises as Hurricane Isaac threatens U.S. Gulf Coast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent crude edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday, while U.S. crude pushed higher as Hurricane Isaac churned in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing companies in the region to close down oil production platforms and refineries. Full story

Isaac strengthens into a hurricane: NHC

(Reuters) - Storm Isaac strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane on Tuesday as it approached the northern Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest bulletin. Full story

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Video

  AT&T Prepares For the Storm

CNBC's Mary Thompson talks with Chuck Kerschner, AT&T director of network operations, on how "Ma Bell" is preparing for Isaac's heavy winds and rains.

  Isaac expected to bring 6-12 feet surge

TODAY’s Al Roker reports from New Orleans where Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane and bring a storm surge of between 6 and 12 feet.

  Isaac to test levees in area hit by Katrina

NBC’s Lester Holt takes a look at how the legacy of Katrina has residents fleeing for higher ground as Tropical Storm Isaac heads for New Orleans, La. Meanwhile, officials say stronger and higher defenses built since Katrina will hold.

  Isaac Creates Business Rain Delay

Michael Hecht, Greater New Orleans president & CEO, discusses emergency preparedness as Tropical Storm Isaac heads for New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  Isaac Halts Gulf Oil Production

Tony Mercandetti, Energy News Today, explains how Tropical Storm Isaac is impacting energy prices, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management chief market strategist.

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BAY ST. LOUIS, MI - AUGUST 28: A couple takes photos as hurricane Isaac churns the surf on August 28, 2012 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Many residents of the area decided to stay in their homes instead of evacuate ahead of the arrival of the Level 1 hurricane. The area was devestated by Hurricane