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Top News & Analysis Hawaii

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • After being replaced by Honolulu for a year, Los Angeles took back the title of most congested metro area.

  • The traditional mint on the pillow is just the beginning of amenties offered today’s hotel guests.

    From handpicked flowers to three brands of shampoo, hotels are offering choices to guests who shy away from cookie-cutter travel experiences.

  • North Korea Keeps Talking

    North Korea is threatening attacks on the U.S., reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The country's bluster doesn't appear to be backed up by action--there's been no mobilization of troops anywhere in the country.

  • South Korean Stocks React to Threats

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the moves in South Korean stocks as they respond to the threat from North Korea.

  • Interpreting North Korea's Threats

    Discussing what's behind the bluster and military strategies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, provides perspective. "There is a potential of the North Korean regime just falling apart," he says.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Threat

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the growing nuclear threats from North Korea. Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico Governor and special envoy to North Korea, and Sameer Samana, Wells Fargo Advisors, offer insight for U.S. investors.

  • Eschewing the Sun Belt, retirees are finding ways to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.

  • Less than a year after buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai, Oracle chief Larry Ellison has purchased Island Air, a local airline that factors in his development plans.

  • Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is out to prove that the man who threw in the towel after barely a year in office has what it takes to survive as a long-term leader.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struggles to balance his budget despite taxing his wealthiest citizens at one of the highest rates in the nation

    Virtually every state's tax system unfairly takes from those who make the least, says a new report. But which states take the most from their richest residents?

  • BOSTON, Oct 31- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering setting up a ``Cyber Reserve'' of computer security experts who could be called upon in the event of a crippling cyber attack. ``The status quo is not acceptable,'' DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute told Reuters in a recent interview. ``We are not standing around.

  • NEW YORK-- A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop of a tight presidential race.