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BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

U.S. Coast Guard

Ex-BP manager settles Gulf spill insider trading case

A former BP manager who led cleanup efforts after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 has settled charges that he traded inside information about the catastrophe.

Obama, 7-19-2013

CNN

Obama would cut deficits by another $1 trillion

The official nonpartisan take on President Barack Obama's 2015 budget proposal is in: He would curb deficits even more than today's policies.

Stocks file

Mark Blinch/Reuters

Stocks: Investors in holiday mode

Has the long weekend started already?

The Dow , S&P 500, and Nasdaq are trading close to where they opened in a dull day without a lot of trading.

There's hope that the rebound rally this week could continue. The Dow soared 162 points on Wednesday, wh...

Chevy Cobalt accident, tied to ignition system

Courtesy The Cooper Firm

GM's recalled Cobalt a failure from the start

The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start.

Hooters_Restaurant

Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons

NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise restaurants in his native Russia.

Michael Gordon, Joe Bouvier, Wash House

Courtesy Farran Powell

Beer, grilled cheese and really clean clothes

Nestled on a New York side street, a new type of laundromat has opened its doors, offering gourmet cheese sandwiches and drop-off laundry services.

Yahoo headquarters

Jim Castel/CNN

Ousted Yahoo exec gets $58 million golden parachute

Former chief operating officer Henrique de Castro left Yahoo with a severance package worth $58 million, according to a regulatory document filed Wednesday with the SEC.

The golden parachute is among the most generous in history, and especially notabl...

House, home, garage, suburbs

Nearly 2M homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

Money in wallet

Penny Mathews/SXC

5 people you might not tip (but should)

Here are a few people who may not first come to mind when considering gratuity.

Wawa in New Jersey

Wawa celebrates 50 years with free coffee for customers

Wawa convenience stores are celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, but customers will be getting the gifts.

Detroit

John McGraw/CNN iReport

Detroit reaches deal limiting pension cuts

Detroit's emergency manager and pension funds for 23,000 workers and retirees hammered out tentative deals on Tuesday, marking a major step forward in the city's efforts to exit bankruptcy.

If approved, the deals would significantly limit proposed cu...

Pamela Knighton

Courtesy Pamela Knighton

'A scammer stole my tax refund'

Pamela Knighton, a 51-year-old social worker from Cuthbert, Ga. who earns less than $25,000 a year, had been really looking forward to her $4,300 tax refund last year.

But when she filed her taxes last February, her return was rejected. An IRS agent ...

KFC Double Down

Michael Saechang/Wikimedia Commons

KFC brings back its fabled Double Down

KFC is bringing back the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses two fried chicken filets as a bun. But like a spring chicken, it won't be around for long.

6 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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