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.
Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.
A survivor of the deadly shooing in Aurora, Colorado says she's not for banning assault weapons. Farrah Soudani was grievously wounded by an AR-15 assault weapon.
Which ZIP codes were home to the priciest home sales? A new report takes a look.
There was little sign of spring across a large swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday as a powerful storm dumped heavy snow across a widespread area.
Baseball-sized hail was reported in northern Florida, along with possible tornadoes, while heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas delayed flights and shut down part of Interstate-70. A crash involving up to 50 vehicles closed part of Interstate-25 near Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.
As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.
Assessing the housing market in Denver, Colorado, with Larry Hotz, Kentwood Company. This week's "power house" costs $1,795,000.
By joining a union, marijuana workers could have more sway in pressing for higher pay and benefits such as healthcare. Some legal marijuana retailers welcome the prospect of a unionized workforce - for now, at least.
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.
Colorado and Washington made history on Tuesday becoming the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Janine Turner, Constituting America founder & co-chair, says "this is really disappointing, and stealing the promise of the future of America."
The marijuana business is worth more than $300 billion worldwide, with CNBC's Brian Shactman & Brian Vicente, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.
Christina Greer, professor of political science at Fordham University, tells CNBC that although close races should be expected in swing states like Ohio, Florida, and Wisconsin, Obama is projected to win re-election.
--Englewood, Colo.- based The Sports Authority is issuing a $630 million term loan B due in 2019..
*Nebraska, Colorado among states with badly depleted soil moisture. *Driest summer on record for Nebraska, preliminary data says. Indeed, Nebraska recorded the driest June, July and August on record and the third-driest September ever, according to preliminary data from the National Climatic Data Center.
PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.
Newmont Mining Corp.' s shares fell in trading Friday after the largest gold producer in the U.S. reported disappointing third-quarter results. THE SPARK: Newmont said Tuesday that its net income dropped 26 percent to $367 million, or 74 cents per share.
John Hickenlooper's budget proposal released Thursday includes more funding for education, more Medicaid spending, and pay increases for state employees for the first time in five years. "The Colorado economy is rebounding substantially, but we are still not there in total number of jobs," said Henry Sobanet, the governor's chief economist.
Nov 1- Newmont Mining Corp, the world's second-largest gold producer, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit after a steep fall in production and a sharp rise in costs at its big Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Indonesia.