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  • Retailers Paying Customers to Bring Their Own Bags Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET
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    Target and CVS are the latest retailers giving discount incentives to customers who bring in their own reusable bags instead of using the store's plastic bags.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Friday that opponents of his energy bill are disputing the evidence of global warming in a cynical ploy to undermine efforts to curb pollution and steer the nation to greener energy sources.

  • Spend $100K On A Car, Get $42K Back From Taxpayers Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 1:21 PM ET
    Tesla

    In what may be the most generous taxpayer-subsidized auto incentive yet, the state of Colorado is offering a huge rebate for people buying a 2009 all-electric Tesla Roadster...What kind of Rocky Mountain High are they smoking?

  • Tamminen: Paterson's Bold Carbon Gamble Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 12:32 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    New York's governor has proposed using $90 million of the state's $202 million in carbon allowance revenues this year to subsidize the budget deficit.

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    An on-product label that says a product is certified to a program such as SFI or FSC delivers assurance you are making a choice that represents conservation of biological diversity, protection of special sites, sustainable harvests, respect for local communities, and much more, writes Larry Selzer president and CEO of The Conservation Fund.

  • Tamminen: Performance Anxiety Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    It’s not just the ads showing a baby-boomer couple sitting in matching bathtubs on a beach at sunset where you can find performance anxiety these days. Try looking in the hardware aisle and at the gas station.

  • Role of Private Capital Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 9:38 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge

    Carbon may be the next great investment opportunity but private capital is still trying to get its arms around around it. The ideal carbon investment structure may be a hybrid of private equity and hedge funds models.

  • US Foreclosures Continued to Rise in Third Quarter Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 12:05 AM ET
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    Foreclosure notices were up 5 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter, and up 23 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to the report released by foreclosure tracking Web site RealtyTrac.

  • Sellers: Get Real, Get Ahead Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 2:16 PM ET
    8072 Damico Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95672 — this was purchased several years ago for $905 and is on the market at $395K, short sale.

    If you’re planning to put your home on the market, it’s not your manners that need polishing. Try your silver, among other improvements.  Now, more than ever, getting a signed contract in hand is all about price and quality.

  • Tamminen: Measuring Carbon—Just Imagine Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    New standards and models are being developed around the world for how to measure things that don’t have a smokestack, driving even more business to this new business of carbon counting.

  • As China's Economy Grows, So Do Mounds of Garbage Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 6:38 AM ET
    Chinese workers piling up garbage.

    Visitors can smell this village long before they see it. More than 100 dump trucks piled high with garbage line the narrow road leading to Zhanglidong, waiting to empty their loads in a landfill as big as 20 football fields.

  • Loan Shopping@f1 Look Locally Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
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    The best mortgage rates are not necessarily offered by the big volume players or the bank where you currently do your checking. Instead, they can often be found at smaller banks and credit unions.

  • New England: Ahead Of The Curve Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
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    “We are not a speculative group of people. Instead [New Englanders] tend to be very conservative and don’t get into as much speculative behavior. That’s why prices didn’t drop as much."

  • Florida: No Fire Sale But Affordable Again Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    Cape Coral, FL

    Florida, perhaps more than any other state, epitomizes the dramatic rise and fall of the nation’s housing market. Though the state continues to struggle with high foreclosure rates and an excess of available homes, leading indicators suggest its residential market is on the road to recovery

  • California: From The Bottom Up Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    A 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,200-square-foot home in La Jolla, Calif.

    If California is an indicator of the US real estate market, then the tide could be turning.  Discounted higher-priced homes are beginning to sell, following a frenzy of activity with foreclosed properties.

  • Mid-Atlantic: D.C.'s Hot, Everything Else Is Not Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
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    Thankfully, the two-year-long storm in the Mid-Atlantic housing market appears to be over. In pockets of the region, the sun is beginning to peak through, and homes are again being bought and sold. But, like the weather, the recovery is variable.

  • Buyers: Be Prepared, Be Smart Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    Home Sales Classified

    Those looking to benefit from the buyer’s market today must come to the table prepared, armed with a clean financial bill of health and plenty of research to ensure they get the best deal on their purchase

  • The Midwest: Less Gain, Less Pain Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    Chicago Real Estate

    Indeed, some areas fell victim to the same woes that dragged down large markets in New York, Florida, and California, while others are currently experiencing boom-era price increases

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    A new survey from real estate website Trulia.com finds that 25.6 percent of homes currently on the market in the United States, as of October 1, 2009, have experienced at least one price cut.  That's for the fourth straight month.

  • Nissan's Newest Concept Car Tilts into Corners Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 2:39 AM ET

    Nissan unveils its concept "Land Glider" electric  car capable of tilting from side to side, sashaying into curves by up to a 17-degree angle.