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  • The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    As if audits aren't painful enough -- there's a lot the IRS won't tell you. Check out these tips from a former IRS agent.

  • Auto insurance rates vary according to how many drivers are on the road, how safe they are, even who decides lawsuits.

  • The White House issued more dire warnings about the harm the cuts will do to Americans, breaking down the loss of jobs and services to each of the states.

  • The Superdome's power company, New Orleans-based Entergy, took the blame Friday for the Super Bowl blackout. Company officials said the faulty device performed without problem during previous events.

  • New Orleans Now and Then

    CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at what has changed since New Orleans last hosted the Super Bowl in 2002.

  • Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal on '08

    Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.

  • Oil rigs in the South China Sea.

    A Shell oil drilling rig grounded off an Alaska island since a New Years Eve storm has suffered damage from waves and flooding but has spilled none of the 155,000 gallons of fuel and other oil products aboard, officials managing the incident said on Thursday.

  • President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

  • The Case For School Choice

    The Teachers Union is trying to stop school choice and competition that will give kids a far better education. Kevin P. Chavous, American Federation for Children, shares his opinions.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Traders and investors were in agreement on one thing as voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election: The markets want a clear winner by Wednesday morning.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. natural gas prices at Henry Hub, a key supply point in Louisiana, are expected to average $3.78 per million British thermal units in 2013, up 7 percent from a previous poll published in July and 35 percent above this year's expected average. For the related story, click on. COMPANY 2012 EST PREVIOUS 2013 2014.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Rescued from 10- year lows by record summer heat and strong utility demand, U.S. natural gas prices should rise 35 percent next year as production growth tapers off and economic activity increases, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • *Nucor, Encana reach gas supply agreement. *Nucor shares rise 1.3 pct, Encana. CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 6- Nucor Corp said on Tuesday it has signed a deal to develop natural gas wells with Canada's Encana Corp it hopes will guarantee supply more than 20 years for its steel mills and other facilities in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- On the 19th floor of Consolidated Edison's Manhattan headquarters, the veteran lineman briefing a roomful of 100 out-of-town utility workers had a lot of advice, from the practical to the profane. It was familiar patter for Glenn Nicholas and his co-workers from New Orleans, who had been to New York before to train with Con Edison.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- On the 19th floor of Consolidated Edison's Manhattan headquarters, the veteran lineman briefing a roomful of 100 out-of-town utility workers had a lot of advice, from the practical to the profane. It was familiar patter for Glenn Nicholas and his co-workers from New Orleans, who had been to New York before to train with Con Edison.

  • *New York mayor says 30,000 to 40,000 need housing. NEW YORK, Nov 4- With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, New York officials said on Sunday, but it was not immediately clear where they could all be sheltered.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- With freezing temperatures forecast, tens of thousands of people hit by superstorm Sandy need temporary housing, New York officials said on Sunday, but it was not immediately clear where they could all be sheltered. But nearly 1 million people in New Jersey and almost 730,000 in New York state are still without power, authorities said.