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  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 24- President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar power development and use. The steps include an additional $1 billion in loan guarantees for new research projects and near-term savings for homeowners using renewable energy. The moves are part of...

  • BP wins right to appeal some Gulf spill claims Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010.

    A U.S. court said BP deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Dow’s auditor alleged ex-CEO misused company funds Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Dow Chemical Co.

    Former Dow CEO Andrew Liveris is accused of using his position to finance his lifestyle and boosting a charity that burnished his fame in Greece.

  • Durst charged with murder, may face death penalty Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    In this handout provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office, OPSO, Robert Durst poses for a mugshot photo after being arrested and detained March 14, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    New York real estate scion Robert Durst's HBO finale would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday.

  • Mardi Gras goes on despite weather Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Mardi Gras goes on despite weather

    NBC News' Jay Gray reports on the big business of Mardi Gras from New Orleans, despite colder weather this year.

  • Marriott launches first AC brand hotel Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Marriott launches first AC hotel

    Arne Sorenson, Marriott International CEO & president, discusses Marriott's new hotel brand designed to attract young, design conscience, tech-enabled travelers to urban properties. The new hotel is in New Orleans.

  • Ebola docs disinvited from New Orleans meeting Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:41 PM ET
    Health workers don protective equipment at the Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia.

    The Louisiana state health department wants doctors who treated Ebola patients to keep away from an upcoming tropical disease conference.

  • McDonald's campaigns against its junk food image Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    At a dinner for media, McDonald's offered fine cuisine dishes as part of a campaign to shake its reputation for serving cheap, unhealthy food.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • PEOPLExpress tickets go on sale, asterisk included Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 5:50 PM ET
    PEOPLExpress jet at Newport News/Williamsburg airport.

    A new Virginia-based airline will charge for overhead bin space, as well as all on-board beverages.

  • New airline, PEOPLExpress, to launch this summer Friday, 30 May 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    PEOPLExpress airlines re-emerges.

    Reviving the name of an old low-cost airline, PEOPLExpress aims to offer service on routes that have disappeared amid consolidation.

  • Goldman, JPMorgan sued over zinc price manipulation Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    One of the oldest galvanizers in the United States accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the LME and metal warehouse operators of conspiring since 2010 to manipulate the U.S. zinc price.

  • New Orleans begins to attract tech start-ups Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    Revelers party in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day, March 4, 2014 in New Orleans.

    You knew about the music and food already, but the tech industry might be in the process of shaking up the economy of New Orleans.

  • PayPal exec's Twitter tirade costs him his job Monday, 5 May 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Rakesh Agrawal

    PayPal said Saturday that Rakesh Agrawal has left following a series of late-night tweets that among other things, insulted other PayPal executives.

  • 3 reasons post-Katrina New Orleans is back: Mayor Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:08 PM ET
    Revelers party in the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day, March 4, 2014 in New Orleans.

    Nearly nine years later, the city of New Orleans is about 80 percent recovered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNBC on Friday.

  • New Orleans is open for business Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    New Orleans is open for business

    What you have now is a much more entrepreneurial spirit, say Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans mayor, discussing the revitalization of the Big Easy.

  • Sorkin vs. the Gators Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:25 AM ET
    Sorkin vs. the Gators

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin heads to the bayou to feed marshmallows to alligators.

  • Go-shop process not a panacea: Expert Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Go-shop process not a panacea: Expert

    Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Robert Spatt, , Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, discuss go-shop deals in the M&A environment and the latest LBO buzz from New Orleans.

  • Your guide to understanding 4 mega-deals Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    Your guide to understanding 4 mega-deals

    It's been a robust 12 months of mergers and buyouts. Here's an inside look at four high-profile deals from Facebook-WhatsApp to Warren Buffett's involvement with Heinz.

  • Peer-to-peer's new meaning: Bathroom rentals Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    Airpnp, based on the very successful Airbnb, is a site that allows people to rent out their bathrooms. Is this for real?