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  • 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.

  • Officers elected to Southern newspapers board Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    Barrett, president and CEO of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., in Montgomery, Ala., was elected during the group's meeting in Naples on Monday. The new treasurer is Gregg K. Jones, president and CEO of Jones Media in Greeneville, Tenn. He's co-publisher of The Greenville Sun.

  • TVA upgrading Sequoyah nuclear plant sirens Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    TVA said contractors will begin work this week to replace 108 sirens and add four more in its nuclear plant emergency zone in Bradley and Hamilton counties. TVA has done similar siren work at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala., and plans an upgrade at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City. TVA says it's investing $7 million in the project.

  • Carmike Cinemas buys 16 theaters from Rave Reviews Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ga.-- Carmike Cinemas Inc. said Monday that it has bought 16 theaters for $19 million in cash, part of Carmike's push to expand through acquisitions. The theater chain bought the theaters, which have 251 screens, from Rave Reviews Cinemas LLC, which is owned by investment firm BV Investment Partners.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AT OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS LLC IN LISLE, ILLINOIS. DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. STORY: TABLE COMMENTS: DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY. CRAIG DISMUKE, CHIEF ECONOMIC STRATEGIST, VINING SPARKS, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. CRAIG DISMUKE, CHIEF ECONOMIC STRATEGIST, VINING SPARKS, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. ADAM SARHAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SARHAN CAPITAL IN NEW YORK.

  • 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.

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • Homes of Country Music Stars 2012 Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
    Last year’s collection of 10  barely scratched the surface of the number of performers’ homes on the market, recently sold, being purchased or getting unloaded. What follows is a fresh batch of houses, mansions and compounds belonging to 13 performers, including three music-making married couples. This collection is about evenly divided between the young’uns (“American Idol” alumni), the stars who dominated the charts in the 1990s and classic country stars. It also includes homes of two country

    Last year’s collection of 10 Homes of Country Music Stars barely scratched the surface of the number of performers’ homes on the market, recently sold, being purchased or getting unloaded.

  • 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.

  • Homes of Teen Idols Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
    Did you hear? The celebrity real estate world recently buzzed with the rumor that Justin Bieber had bought himself a $10.8 million home for his 18 birthday—and it was the same  Ashton Kutcher has been renting, no less. It was almost too dreamy for a single item of gossip. As anyone who attended high school knows, gossip isn’t always true, and  soon reported that while Bieber had in fact toured that home, and two others, Kutcher may be the one who buys that house. Speaking of high-school days and

    Now we present a collection of teen idols and their homes. A lone elder statesman of this group is 33, but the rest were born after 1984, with four of them born in the 1990s.

  • Trying to Kickstart a City ... With Letters Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
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    Chattanooga, which has grappled with pollution and economic decay, is now home to a grassroots movement that hopes to kickstart the city ... with letters.

  • Least-Expensive Cities Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
    Several times a year, the  (C2ER) gathers data from 309 urban areas to rank them in their Cost of Living Index (COLI). The team looks at pricing data covering 60 consumer goods and services that represent a larger cluster of goods and services -- especially within the groceries category, which lists staples like bread, coffee, sugar, ground beef and potatoes. The other categories are housing, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services. The average cost of these g

    A countdown of the top 10 least-expensive cities, as culled from the latest available version of the COLI from the third quarter of 2011.

  • Extreme Sports Costs Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    When it comes to separating the rational from the reckless, few activities draw a line in the sand quite like extreme sports. Do you think you’re an extreme sports practitioner just because you grunt loudly when you hit a tennis ball? Well, try jumping off a 1,000-foot-tall cell phone tower with only seconds to deploy your parachute, or leaping from an airplane for a little wingsuit flying. Your attitude is likely to change.For those who participate in these sports, laughing in the face of death

    People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?