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Will Repairs to the Oconee Nuclear Plant Cost Duke Energy a Billion Dollars?

Philip Radford | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

Duke Energy and government regulators have been hiding a not-so-little secret from the people of the Carolinas.

Duke Energy Forgives $10 Million Line Of Credit To DNC

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee will not have to repay the full $10 million line of credit from Duke Energy -- the country’s largest electric powe...

Christina Wilkie

Meet The Biggest Fat Cat At The DNC | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Convention is a pivotal event for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, his single biggest opportunity...

D.M. Levine

Commodities Trader 'Ecstatic' At Drought-Driven Corn Prices | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Across the Midwest, one of the worst droughts in decades is ravaging crops and driving the price of corn and other basics to record heights. It’s ba...

Why Falling Oil Prices Are a Good Buying Opportunity -- An Interview With Jim Rogers

James Burgess | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
James Burgess

Falling oil and gas prices may offer some respite to consumers, but are they enough to help the economy or are they a symptom of deeper problems?

Board Felt Ousted CEO's 'Style Was Autocratic'

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

* Board voted 10-5 to replace Johnson just after deal closed * Worries mounted about Crystal River nuclear plant * CEO R...

Jamie Dimon's SNAFU: JPMorgan's Other Derivatives' Losses

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The United States is trying to pull out of the greatest financial tailspins in its history. Dice-rolling braggadacio by a key officer at one of the nation's largest banks is exactly the kind of thing Congress, taxpayers and voters should find scary.

2012 Is Make or Break (the Planet) for Dirty Duke Energy

Philip Radford | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

Progress Energy and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) are pursuing a merger that will make them the nation's largest utility, with the power to either lead us forward with high-tech clean energy investments or throw us back to the industrial age.

2011: The Year 60 Minutes Misled Americans About Municipal Bonds

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

I was (at first) happy to see 60 Minutes highlight fiscal problems of states and municipalities. It explained how Illinois was late on payments to service suppliers, and it's a huge problem for people doing business with the state. Then 60 Minutes went completely off the rails.

The Inside Scoop on the "Climate War"

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The first question I had for author Eric Pooley after I finished reading his new book, The Climate War, was whether he had set up hidden cameras all o...

There's a New Sheriff in Town...

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

It's fair to say that environmentalists have just about always considered America's utility companies the bad guys. But these days there seems to be a new kind of utility -- and utility CEO -- emerging.

Jim Rogers: If I were Federal Reserve Chairman I Would...

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

This is the start of a fun new series at Wall St. Cheat Sheet. Over the next few months, some of the most polar minds in finance will answer the open-ended intro.

World Renowned Investor Jim Rogers: Gold Will Go to $2,000 an Ounce

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

Jim Rogers is one of the most respected investors in the world. Here's my recent interview with him about the economy and some of his recent comments in the media.

Jim Rogers: Geithner "Has Been Wrong About Just About Everything," Will Lose His Job

BusinessWeek | Maria Bartiromo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Maria Bartoromo: Tim Geithner has been under attack lately. How's he doing? Listen, I have been a critic for years. Geithner should never have been a...

Ouch! Recession, Part 11

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Several prominent economic voices are now calling for a double-dip recession -- an end to the current one, a recovery of sorts and then a slide back into another recession.

Colbert Interviews Duke Energy CEO, Says Clean Coal Is "Oxymoron" (VIDEO)

Colbert Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Some would say that the term "clean coal" belongs no place more than on a comedy show. To that end, here is a delightfully awkward bit of television ...

CNBC Has Become The Gong Show

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

As a (former) daily viewer, I understood the network's biases but never cared as it usually gave me good information. Now, all they do is yell at me.

60 Minutes on Coal: Dancing Around the Question

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Can we phase out coal and maintain a modern economy? It seems that it never occurs to the producers of 60 Minutes to seriously ask the question.

Obama's Next Picks: Energy Secretary, Environmental Chief

Washington Post | Al Kamen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team, moving along smartly to fill Cabinet posts, is planning to trot out nominees as early as next week for three jobs much watc...

Commoditizing the Decoupling Theory

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

Conventional wisdom suggests that when the U.S. economy sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold.