Top News & Analysis Colorado

  • An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 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?

  • Call it plenty of beer with no waste. MillerCoors said its Golden, Colo., brewery, the largest U.S. brewery, is landfill free.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A house is fully engulfed with flames in the midst of the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs on June 12, 2013.

    Thousands of Colorado Springs residents prepare for possible mandatory evacuation orders as crews battle to stop the state's most destructive wildfire from reaching the city.

  • Bank of America's proposed $8.5 billion settlement offers investors more than they are likely to get if they go to trial, a lawyer argued Monday.

  • 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.

  • Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a street to reach his cousin's home in Des Plaines, Ill., on April 19.

    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.

  • Survivors of the AR-15

    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.

  • A prototype quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the Naval Postgraduate School is tested on Septempter 30, 2011 in Monterey, California.

    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.

  • Power House: Denver, Colorado

    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.

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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.

  • Liberals' Pipe Dream: A Nation of Stoners?

    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."

  • Marijuana Remains Against Federal Law

    The marijuana business is worth more than $300 billion worldwide, with CNBC's Brian Shactman & Brian Vicente, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.