Top News & Analysis Florida

  • The financial sector stands within a whisker of recapturing the mantle as the $17 trillion U.S. stock market's heaviest hitter.

  • Some retirees with mortgages are considering downsizing to reduce expenses. One survey says more than 40 percent of Americans ages 50 to 64 plan to move within five years.

  • Flames rise from an explosion at the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares City, Fla., late Monday, July 29, 2013.

    A series of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in the Sunshine State yesterday, producing a blast that rocked homes as far away as 20 miles. Officials say all workers made it out alive, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Miami at night

    Miami and its former budget director were charged with fraud by the SEC for allegedly making misleading statements and omissions in bond documents.

  • NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is interviewed on CNBC, July 18, 2013.

    In this excerpt from an interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley says he feels sorry that a young person was killed, but he thinks that based on the evidence the jury was right to acquit George Zimmerman.

  • Gov. Rick Scott: Obamacare is a disaster for US

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks with Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) about the Zimmerman trial, his state's terrific turnaround, an unemployment number below the national average, and health care.

  • Largest power plant demolition

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Florida Power and Light Company imploded four 350-foot smokestacks and four 75-ton boilers at its Port Everglades Power Plant in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Investigators started work on Saturday to establish the cause of a fire on a Boeing Dreamliner at London's Heathrow airport.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    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.

  • Chicago, Illinois

    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.

  • A worker makes denim jeans in Michigan.

    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.

  • Traffic in Hawaii.

    Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.

  • 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?

  • Fewer foreclosures were completed in May compared to a year ago, while the number of houses in the foreclosure process also declined as the market continued to heal, according to a new study.

  • Meredith Whitney

    The reality today is that all things are not equal among states. Americans migrate toward job growth, and job growth in some states is undeniably outpacing job growth in others.

  • The threat of less central bank stimulus and higher interest rates crushed emerging markets more than most recently. And some investors see deals.

  • 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.

  • American Airlines passengers wait in line at O'Hare Airport, Chicago.

    Gah! Connecting flights can be maddening for travelers. Here are the 10 worst airports for connections.

  • Foreclosure prevention counseling fair

    Banks have been accused of foreclosing on homeowners because they failed to maintain mortgage paperwork. Now there are signs the same problem hurts mortgage bond investors too.