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  • A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • The average price of gasoline in the United States dipped over the past two weeks thanks to large falls in Midwestern states, a survey issued on Sunday showed.

  • An Alpha Oil & Gas crew building a 10-inch gas pipeline near Watford City, N.D.

    When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.

  • Car damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy and the economic recovery may have raised repair costs in the Northeast, but drivers there are often close to cheaper ones.

  • A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The U.S. Senate is preparing to cast the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system.

  • CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

  • CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.

  • TSA security checkpoint in Portland, Oregon.

    Congress got rid of a headache on Friday when it rescued the flying public from flight delays caused by its budget cutting. But in the view of many U.S. lawmakers, the pain is just about to begin.

  • For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    US Airways Group and AMR are nearing an $11 billion merger that would create the world's largest airline and could announce a deal within a week, people familiar with the matter said.

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    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • Oranges sit on the ground damaged by a severe cold snap.

    A cold snap gripped the West Coast for the fifth day Monday, and some California citrus growers began to see damage.

  • Arizona Seeks to Lure California Businesses East

    Phoenix, Arizona, has offered up to 100 free trips to California CEOs to check out the workforce there, lower taxes and incentives for creating jobs. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • What About an Election 'Cliff'? Here's What Could Happen

    There may not be a more contentious issue between President Obama and Mitt Romney in this election than taxes. Here's what each of them have said they would do about taxes.

  • Which Candidate Is Better for Gold?

    Congress has failed  to come up with any kind of comprehensive policy on immigration, and it looks like it won't do so anytime soon.  However, that hasn't stopped the presidential candidates taking a position on the hot button issue.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.

  • *European Commission clears Glybera for ultra rare disease. The formal clearance from the European Commission paves the way for a launch next summer of the treatment for an ultra rare genetic disease that will cost around 1.2 million euros per patient, a new record for pricey modern medicines.

  • *No crowds in lower Manhattan after storm. *Businesses try to cope without power. NEW YORK, Oct 31- The residents and business owners of lower Manhattan who have lost their electricity this week are beginning to adjust to life in an unfamiliar place: ``Blackout City.''.

  • HENDERSON, Nev.-- This suburb in a battleground state is pockmarked with half-built subdivisions, foreclosed homes and voters like Leslie Levin. But here and in hotly contested Florida, the damage to the housing market is still painfully visible.