Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, Ariz., weighs in on Apple's plan to open a plant there. The state offered financial incentives, but the city did not.
As millions of Americans come to grips with the loss of health plans under Obamacare, there are no easy answers. Some face higher costs, some lower.
New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.
The early and unexpected snow storm in Arizona is fun and games for some and a money making opportunity for others.
The government shutdown has crippled the economy of an Arizona town near the Grand Canyon, where most residents rely on tourism.
First Solar has sided with utilities in fighting "net-metering," which gives rooftop solar users full credit for the power they put on the grid.
New Jersey’s standing in America's Top States for Business has declined since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010. It finishes 42nd this year.
The big banks should not be allowed to dip into FDIC-insured deposits to engage in risky trading activities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said on CNBC Friday, as she pushed for a new, modern-day bank breakup bill.
New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.
Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.
More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.
South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?
19 firefighters have been killed trying to battle a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona. CNBC's Jane Wells reports there is a high heat warning in Las Vegas until Thursday night.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports a fierce heat wave is sweeping through the West where 19 elite firefighters were killed battling Arizona wildfires.
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.
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.