• Top officer at oldest US sub base is retiring Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    GROTON, Conn.— The top officer at the oldest U.S. submarine base, an admiral whose ties to Groton date back to his birth, may become the last flag officer to serve here as his submarine group is eliminated in a Navy streamlining.

  • Plane stowaway gets jail for probation violation Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A woman who authorities say flew from San Jose to Southern California without a ticket was sentenced to 177 days in jail Wednesday after acknowledging that she violated her probation by returning to the Los Angeles airport.

  • Mainland helps monitor Hawaii quakes, eruptions Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii's volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle's damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  • 3 teens arrested, charged in Oahu armed robberies Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    HONOLULU— A 19- year-old mastermind of armed robberies at a recycling center and three Oahu banks used part of the nearly $41,000 stolen on dental work, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court.

  • How tropical weather shook up an island paradise Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two decades.

  • California spends big on housing, little on energy Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data. California was surpassed only by the District of Columbia at $11,985, Hawaii at $10,002, Connecticut at $9,524, Maryland at $9,000 and New Jersey at $8,861.

  • Idahoans spend big chunk of income on essentials Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— Idaho residents have among the lowest personal incomes in the nation but spend a higher percentage of their money on food, housing and other essentials compared with most others, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Hawaii braces for hurricanes     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Hurricane Iselle, now downgraded to a tropical storm and Hurricane Julio delivering a one-two punch to Hawaii's Big Island, reports NBC's Mike Taibbi, with the latest details.

  • Tropical Storm Iselle weakens on Hawaii approach Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    HONOLULU— The first storm in a one-two punch that sent Hawaii scrambling to brace itself weakened on its approach to the state, while a second system close behind was largely expected to pass north of the islands.

  • President Obama approves limited air strikes on Iraq. SINGAPORE, Aug 8- Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic rose more than $1 on Friday, with Brent approaching $107 a barrel after the United States approved air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq.

  • Northwest consumers spent more freely since 2009 Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Consumers in Washington and Oregon have been spending more freely since the Great Recession ended in 2009, shelling out more for consumer goods in each of the past four years, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Nevada consumer spending rises but far below norm Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Consumer spending in Nevada rose to its highest level in five years in 2012 but continued to lag far behind the national average, according to a report released Thursday showing a wide discrepancy in economic recovery from the recession across the country.

  • Report: Spending by New Englanders strongest in US Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Individually, consumers spent more in New England— $44,549— in 2012 than in any other region in the United States, according to the statistics from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Hawaii hunkers down for Iselle & Julio     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Hurricane Iselle could cause Hawaii to lose power for days, reports The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, with the latest details on the 1, 2 punch heading for Hawaii.

  • Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Satellite map of two hurricanes barreling down on the Hawaii'n Islands on Aug. 5, 2014.

    The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.3 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

  • Oil boom and housing bust alter US spending trends Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on housing in Washington, D.C., and the least in West Virginia. The next-largest increases were in South Dakota, Texas and West Virginia.

  • Fla. consumer spending growth lags behind nation Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Three years after the Great Recession officially ended, consumer spending by Floridians had surpassed the pre-recession high, but Florida lags behind most other states in spending growth, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday.

  • Hawaiians prepping seriously for storm     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The Weather Channel Jim Cantore reports from Hilo, Hawaii, where residents are bracing for two rare hurricanes.

  • One-two hurricane punch headed for Hawaii     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC.com's Landon Dowdy reports on the two hurricanes headed to Hawaii. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall tonight and a second storm, Julio, this weekend.

  • Hurricane Iselle heads for Hawaii     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    Hurricane Iselle is picking up strength and barreling towards Hawaii, reports The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel, with the latest details on the storm.