The Connecticut Senate approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president wants for the federal minimum wage.
Hawaii's high prices may be putting a chill on the state's tourism industry. NBC News reports.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.
Winter travel is up, especially among people booking near-term trips to warm-weather destinations.
Sales of Hormel's signature meat-in-a-can Spam rose around the globe, said CEO Jeffrey Ettinger. And a new teriyaki SPAM was just rolled out in Hawaii, he added.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
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.
One Hawaiian coastal town is asking a state tourism agency to stop encouraging visitors to stay overnight in their town.
According to a new report, more than 1.34 million homes are in foreclosure. CNBC's Diana Olick looks at where investors can get the best deals.(Honolulu is on the list.)
Walt Disney and the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year.
Thousands of fish are expected to die in Honolulu waters after 1,400 tons of molasses oozed into the harbor, state officials said.
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.
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.