Settlement could increase rates for Duke Energy customers

Duke Energy Florida is asking state regulators to approve a proposed settlement that would lead to about $195 million in rate increases over three years and avoid a potentially lengthy and expensive battle over base rates.

New tax rule could help ease financial burder

The IRS is announcing the new tax season will open February 12. Usually, filing can begin in January, but the agency is still processing returns from last year. If you are getting ready to file next month, there is a new rule in place to help anybody who lost their last year of work.