Rebecca Smith

National Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal

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National Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of 24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies That Destroyed Faith in Corporate America

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President Obama calls the Gulf oil spill another wake-up call on the need for an economy that doesn't rely on oil.

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President Obama calls the Gulf oil spill another wake-up call on the need for an economy that doesn't rely on oil.

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After Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, nuclear power got a bad rap in the United States.  It's been 31 years since the last application to build a new plant.

The Beginning of Nuclear Energy's Second Act?

After Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, nuclear power got a bad rap in the United States.  It's been 31 years since the last application to build a new plant.

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The  Enron  case took four months to try, but the jury needed just 31 hours to reach its verdicts.

Enron Verdicts

The Enron case took four months to try, but the jury needed just 31 hours to reach its verdicts.

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