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  • In a Greek Default, Higher Risk for Money Market Funds Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.

  • St. Louis, Missouri

    Three states made the top ten (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska), while seven made the top 15 (add Kansas, Indiana, North and South Dakota). So much for the Sunbelt.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in our five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

  • Farr: Greece—This is Getting Ridiculous! Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Greece is the bad penny that keeps cropping up at inconvenient moments. We’d desperately like to forget Greece. Farr has been writing about it for 18 months with all of these depressing comments, and it seems to be among the things blamed for market down days.

  • Did Govt. Stimulus Work? Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 7:52 PM ET
    Did Govt. Stimulus Work?

    Discussing whether stimulus did more harm than good, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT).

  • 'Longest Day' for Europe as Greek Vote Looms: Analyst Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 2:49 AM ET
    The former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou

    Tuesday will be the 'longest day' in Europe, John M. Hydeskov, chief analyst at Danske Markets in London, told CNBC Tuesday morning.

  • Poll: U.S. Energy Policy Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:47 AM ET

    Much has changed since the last major piece of energy legislation in 2005.

  • Detroit Readies Hydrogen-Car Push Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Chrysler's ecoVoyager concept car unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.The ecoVoyager mates an lithium-ion battery pack to an advanced hydrogen fuel cell, resulting in a vehicle with a range of more than 300 miles that emits nothing from the tailpipe but water vapor.

    Automakers are gearing up for mass-market production of hydrogen-powered cars starting in 2015, but the fuel-cell technology has plenty of skeptics, including President Barack Obama.

  • Beijing Must Avoid Giant Pop in House Prices Sunday, 5 Jun 2011 | 9:36 PM ET
    Apartments in China

    Housing construction is such a driver of the Chinese economy that if a real estate bubble were to burst the resulting shock could see economic growth fall to the low single digits. The FT reports.

  • UK Care Home Companies in Critical Condition Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 3:35 AM ET

    The UK's care homes system is under the microscope as Southern Cross, its biggest care homes company, teeters on the brink of collapse.

  • China Land Price Fall Threatens Local Finances Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 9:44 PM ET
    Apartment buildings in Liaoning Province, China.

    If recent land auctions across China are anything to go by, then Beijing’s efforts to cool the country’s sizzling residential property market are finally beginning to work after a year of moral suasion and threats to local governments, banks and developers. The FT reports.

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    The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.

  • Chrysler Repays TARP Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Chrysler Repays TARP

    The Treasury announced Chrysler has repaid its TARP obligations. So, how is the government's auto bailout program doing? Ron Bloom, Special Assistant to President Obama for manufacturing policy weighs in.

  • UK's Care Homes System on the Critical List Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 12:48 AM ET

    It is often cheaper for local authorities in the UK to keep old people in their own homes, with regular visits from health and social care workers, than in a care home.

  • Too Much Of A Good Thing Friday, 20 May 2011 | 6:46 PM ET

    The government is making an increasing number of expensive life-saving or life extending drugs and devices available to more people, but is that the right thing to do and can we afford it, anyway?

  • Off The Chart Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    Health care is an emotional subject for many Americans — and often one of extremes.  Yet, as we obssess about the system's structure and cost, we neglect our own health. Obesity and high blood pressure are more common, while exercise and diet are overlooked.  Our special report, "Healthy Business", explores these issues.

  • Super Fruits, Sensational Claims Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Acai Berries

    Health-conscious U.S. consumers  are buying hundreds of millions of dollars of so-called superfruits annually, even as critics contend their nutritional benefits are overblown and, in some cases, nonexistent.

  • France's Unemployed About to Become Criminals? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:30 AM ET

    French politicians are up in arms against proposals that would force those benefiting from state aid to do community service hours, which in the country's legal system are part of a list of punishments for those condemned for crimes such as damaging goods, petty theft or insulting the police.

  • Long-Term Care Comes Of Age Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    After seeing old age or illness deplete their parents life savings, more baby boomer are signing up for long-term care coverage.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.