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Icicles cover smoky remains of massive Chicago blaze

NBC News Photoblog: A massive fire ripped through a Chicago South Side warehouse on Tuesday night, as firefighters were hampered by bone-chilling temperatures so low that water froze on their uniforms.

On Jan. 23, firefighters (pictured) sprayed down hot spots on the ice-covered warehouse. One-third of all Chicago firefighters had been on the scene at one point or another, trying to put out the flames.

Photo credit: John Gress / Reuters

ICE offers to buy NYSE-Euronext in $8.2 billion deal
CNBC:



The Intercontinental Exchange confirmed on Thursday plans to buy the NYSE Euronext in a transaction valued at approximately $8.2 billion, bringing to an end the Big Board’s storied era of more than two centuries as an independent institution.



Photo credit: Paul Giamou / Aurora / Getty Images

ICE offers to buy NYSE-Euronext in $8.2 billion deal

CNBC:


The Intercontinental Exchange confirmed on Thursday plans to buy the NYSE Euronext in a transaction valued at approximately $8.2 billion, bringing to an end the Big Board’s storied era of more than two centuries as an independent institution.

Photo credit: Paul Giamou / Aurora / Getty Images

Rapid Greenland melt alarms scientists

msnbc:

This month, over a rapid four day period, the ice sheet that covers Greenland melted more than it ever has in the last 30 years, NASA reported. Find out why scientists are alarmed on the Lean Forward blog.


(Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images/NASA)

(Reblogged from msnbc)