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You Won't Believe What She Was Billed For

Posted 12.07.2012 | Money

Outraged Richmond, Va., resident Dana Bagby said she doesn't understand how she could possibly owe the city more than $15,000 in unpaid utility bills,...

Charging iPhone Costs How Much Per Year?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

Spare change, anyone? That's all it costs to charge your smartphone for a year. The iPhone 5 requires a mere 41 cents annually to juice up once a d...

I Live in a Refrigerator

Myra Demeter | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I live in a refrigerator. Actually, I live in a house with five men -- four of them are my grown sons and one is my husband. They are hot. They are big, strapping men. They need air conditioning -- and they need it blowing hard.

Electric Company Charged Homeowner For Streetlights For 25 Years

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | Money

CHESHIRE, Conn. — Connecticut Light & Power has reimbursed a woman almost $10,500 after acknowledging it billed her for 25 years for the electri...

Woman Receives $1.4 Million Utility Bill

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

ABILENE, Texas (AP)-- A lot of people gripe when they get high summertime electric bills. But Kristin Harriger's bill was nearly $1.4 million. The ...

Will Daylight Savings Cost You Money?

Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

This weekend, most Americans will lose an hour of sleep as the nation shifts to daylight saving time, which starts Sunday morning at 2 a.m. But it...

Ways You're Losing Money Right Now [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

There are the obvious ways to save, such as carpooling, bringing your lunch from home or cutting back on entertainment costs. But as you are going thr...

States Cut Programs Helping Families Pay Electric Bills

AP | By TOM COYNE | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Many states hit hardest by this week's searing heat wave have drastically cut or entirely eliminated programs that help poor peopl...

What Obama Didn't Tell Us About Energy

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

"According to the U.S. Department of Energy, when subsidies are measured according to how much electricity is generated, it's $.44 per megawatt ...

Soaring Heat Costs Leave Record Number Facing Potential Energy Shut-Offs

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After struggling with soaring heating costs through the winter, millions of Americans are behind on electric and gas bills, and a record number of fam...