• States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Isaac Tops Levee Outside New Orleans     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest details of severe flooding in Louisiana.

  • Isaac Making Waves in Port Fourchon     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    Reports indicate many oil production facilities were spared from damage from Hurricane Isaac, but John Hofmeister, Citizens for Affordable Energy founder & CEO, explains why Port Fourchon is still very vulnerable.

  • Taking Inventory in Gulfport     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Donald Allee, Mississippi State Port Authority executive director & CEO, explains how the impact of Hurricane Isaac is disrupting trade in the Gulf.

  • Isaac Hits Northern Gulf Coast     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 6:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn and Brian Shactman, along with meteorologist Todd Gross, track Hurricane Isaac as it makes its initial landfall and produces a dangerous storm surge.

  • Water Breaches Flood Defence in Louisiana     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 5:15 AM ET

    Reports say that water has flowed over the top of a flood defense in South East Louisiana today where Hurricane Isaac has caused huge rains. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports from the middle of the storm in New Orleans.

  • Isaac Tests New Orleans's Flood Systems     Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 1:05 AM ET

    NBC's Jay Gray is in New Orleans with the progress of the storm from Hurricane Isaac.

  • Lessons From Hurricane Katrina     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    Meteorologist Todd Gross reports Hurricane Isaac doesn't look like it will reach category 2, but that it will be a strong category 1.

  • Hurricane Isaac's Impact on Shippers     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    "We don't really expect [Hurricane Isaac] to have any impact on shipping rates, or shipping stocks over the next few days," says Greg Lewis, Credit Suisse senior research analyst.

  • Isaac Now Category 1 Hurricane     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Hurricane Isaac has now strengthened to a category one hurricane.

  • Louisiana Braces for Isaac     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, (D-LA), discusses how her state is preparing for the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac, and weighs in on the RNC Convention and the 2012 election.

  • Louisiana Braces for Isaac     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA), discusses why he is staying home instead of attending the GOP convention, as his state prepares for the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac.

  • Isaac Creates Business Rain Delay     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Michael Hecht, Greater New Orleans president & CEO, discusses emergency preparedness as Tropical Storm Isaac heads for New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 7:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Weather Channel's Todd Santos, report Tropical Storm Isaac is now barreling towards the northern Gulf of Mexico.

  • NHC: Isaac Will Become Hurricane     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    According to the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a category 2 hurricane, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Chairs: Wolf-Dog to Patrol Prison     Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" crew weighs in with their perspective on headline news, including a story about a program that uses a special bred of wolf hybrid to patrol the grounds at a Louisiana prison.

  • Surprisingly Legal Drugs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amyl nitrate is a medical treatment for heart disease and cyanide poisoning. It’s also used as an inhalant that goes by the street name “poppers,” and it’s been abused ever since the disco era.

    The marketplace for narcotics isn’t what it used to be. Read ahead to see a list of dangerous drugs that are legal in many American states.

  • American Tax Havens Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    Tax season is safely behind us, so it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. But if you paid more to the IRS than you feel you should have, maybe it’s also time to start thinking about doing things a little differently. Maybe it’s time to think about living in a state where the tax burden is less than it is where you are now.Some states have low property taxes, low gasoline taxes and low sales taxes. Some have low income tax rates, and some expect not one cent of income tax revenue from its residen

    If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.

  • Beyond BP's Spill: The Claims Process     Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    Friday marks the two year anniversary of BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf. CNBC's Brian Shactman reports that there are about 20,000 claims left to process.

  • CNBC's Brian Shactman reports that even though BP has paid out some $6.5 billion to more than 220,000 individuals and businesses since the spill, the oyster business is about half of what it was.