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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Thai PM Cancels U.S. Visit To Deal With Flooding

November 8, 2011 6:32 am | by GRANT PECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thailand's prime minister canceled plans to attend a Pacific trade forum in Hawaii this weekend as she struggled to cope with her country's worst flooding in a half century.

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Parts Shortages From Thai Flooding Hits Honda's U.S. Plants

November 8, 2011 6:22 am | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. said it is tweaking production rates again at some of its North American plants because of flooding in Thailand, which has caused shortages of certain electronic parts.

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National Emergency Alert System Test: What To Expect

November 8, 2011 6:02 am | News | Comments

Wednesday’s national test will help federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers.

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Northeast Power Outages Hit Many Businesses Hard

November 8, 2011 5:38 am | by STEPHEN SINGER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Businesses big and small have taken a beating from the power outages caused by the record-setting October snowstorm and the losses are only beginning to be tallied.

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Tornadoes Touch Down In Oaklahoma

November 8, 2011 4:53 am | News | Comments

Dramatic footage showing the tornadoes that spawned from the severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma on Monday.

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Power Generation Rental Solutions

November 8, 2011 4:16 am | News | Comments

Aggreko offers a broad range of specialized power equipment, from small, temporary site power to base load-scale megawatt power for regional power grids.

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Emergency Blackout Kit

November 8, 2011 4:00 am | News | Comments

The Emergency Blackout Survival Kit is packed using a waterproof bag and includes a Dynamo four-in-one flashlight, two hand/body warmers ...

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Business Continuity Institute Survey Reveals The High Levels & Deep-Rooted Nature Of Supply Chain Failure

November 4, 2011 5:32 am | News | Comments

Research from across 62 countries has revealed that 85 percent of organizations surveyed recorded at least one supply chain disruption in 2011; 40 percent of disruption originated below the immediate supplier.

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Security Firm: Hackers Hit 48 Chemical Companies

November 1, 2011 1:36 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, according to a U.S. computer security company.

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Some Postpone Halloween Until Lights Come Back On

November 1, 2011 7:41 am | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many towns asked parents to postpone or cancel Halloween revelry because of snow-clogged sidewalks, slippery surfaces and the possibility of more falling tree limbs.

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Qantas Resumes Flights 48 Hours After Grounding Entire Fleet

November 1, 2011 7:34 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

The airline grounded its fleet Saturday in response to months of strikes by unions representing pilots, aircraft mechanics, baggage handlers and caterers.

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A State-By-State Look At Effects Of October Snowstorm

November 1, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

Power and services are slowly being restored across the ten states affected by the late October snowstorm that caused at least 23 deaths.

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Photos: Northeast Snowstorm Wreaks Havoc

November 1, 2011 7:12 am | News | Comments

The unseasonable winter storm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow and snapped trees and power lines, causing widespread power failures.

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Climate Change Panel Predicts Stronger Hurricanes, More Extreme Heat

November 1, 2011 6:57 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Global warming is likely to spawn more weather extremes at a huge cost, according to a draft summary of an international climate report.

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Homeland Security Reviews Social Media Guidelines

November 1, 2011 6:38 am | by P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Caryn Wagner said the department is establishing guidelines on gleaning information from sites such as Twitter and Facebook for law enforcement purposes.

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