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  • US oil sale helps SPR to fight cavern shrinkage Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Last year's sale from U.S. emergency crude oil reserves has helped battle shrinking capacity or "creep" at the 62 salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana that form the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Energy Department's inspector general said on Tuesday.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 1- Entergy Corp and ITC Holdings Corp took another step to advance Entergy's $1.78 billion plan to spin off its electric transmission business, late last week.

  • CenturyLink workers in West authorize strike Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    DENVER-- CenturyLink Inc. workers in 13 western states have voted to authorize a strike if union leaders can't reach a new contract with the communications company. The union and Monroe, La.- based CenturyLink are trying to reach a new contract for 13,000 employees, who formerly worked for Qwest Communications, before the current contract expires Saturday night.

  • Alabama Power among leaders in SE in wind power Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source, a national organization said.

  • TEXT-S&P assigns 'BB' rating to CenturyLink notes Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its' BB' issue-level rating and' 4' recovery rating to Monroe, La.- based incumbent telephone company CenturyLink Inc.' s.

  • U.S. top court rejects worker harassment case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    John Ketterer complained that white co-workers at the Yellow Transportation Inc terminal in Dallas subjected him to harassment including obscene slurs, circling him in a threatening way and throwing a lit firecracker at him for his support of black and Hispanic co-workers.

  • *Front month at highest mark since December 2011. NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. natural gas futures rose more than 3 percent early on Monday, lifted to their highest mark this year amid forecasts for cooler weather in the coming days and strong nuclear power plant outages. As of 9: 4 6 a.m. EDT, front-month November natural gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Bonnie and Clyde guns sell for $504K at NH auction Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:16 AM ET

    About two-thirds of the auctioned items were from Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, but items also came from other notorious criminals, including Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger.

  • *Hearings to start Oct. 15, extend into December* Entergy wants plant to run for another 20 years* New York Governor Cuomo opposes license renewal By Scott DiSavino.

  • Boardwalk Pipeline JV buys PL Midstream for $625M Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:39 AM ET

    HOUSTON-- Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP said Monday that Boardwalk Acquisition Co., a joint venture with an affiliate of its general partner, completed its acquisition of PL Midstream LLC from PL Logistics LLC for about $625 million.

  • *Entergy wants plant to run for another 20 years. Oct 1- A three-judge panel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will start hearings Oct. 15 on challenges to the license renewal application for Entergy Corp's Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City.

  • 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.

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