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America’s cheapest states to live in 2014 Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 4:47 PM ET

Value-conscious consumers are always on the prowl for bargains. Here's a look at the states that offer the lowest cost of living.

Tiger is back, but can he come back? Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 10:05 AM ET
Tiger Woods follows his drive during a practice round for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 25, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Tiger Woods returned to the links Thursday at the Quicken Loans National after back surgery. A lot more than golf is at stake.

$45 million for a viola? It's a Strad, but... Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 11:59 AM ET
David Aaron Carpenter, the virtuoso violist, holds "The Macdonald" at Sotheby's New York on March 27, 2014.

An extremely rare Stradivarius viola failed to get the asking price of $45 million, Sotheby's said.

Your get-out-of-work note for Thursday's game Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 8:31 AM ET
A United States fan cheers while holding an American flag prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

If you need an excuse to watch the U.S.-Germany game, U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has you covered.

These states have made the biggest gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.

Where some investors see nothing but rolling green fields and placid summer lakes, others see black swans circling high above.

Doing the math on LeBron's potential payday Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 12:11 PM ET
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami.

Depending on where he decides to take his talents, LeBron James could see a nice raise from his impending free agency.

Scott Walker

In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

America’s top states for innovation Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 4:43 PM ET

High-tech business formation is happening in those states funneling dollars to R&D. Here's a look at states on the forefront of change.

Traveling beer fridge: Sing a song, get a beer Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 11:56 AM ET
Molson's fridge will open once you sing "O Canada". Free beer for a song...eh!

To unlock the Molson Canadian fridge, all you have to do is sing a song—specifically, the Canadian national anthem.

States are still not turbocharging job growth Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 4:48 PM ET

States are still seeing low levels of job growth despite the recovery. A weak housing and manufacturing sector has stymied employment.

Cronut? So last year. Meet the 'bisnut' Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 3:42 PM ET
Carl's Jr. Bisnut.

Just when you thought restaurants had run out of desserts to combine, a new hybrid has hit select Carl's Jr. menus.

401(k) or IRA: Cramer’s rule to remember Fri, 22 Aug '14 | 6:08 PM ET
Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

Is the company 401(k) a better way to invest for retirement? Or should you go with an IRA?

North Korea issues threat over movie release Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 12:13 PM ET
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attend the photocall of the movie 'The Interview' on June 18, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

N. Korea is threatening retaliation if the U.S. does not stop the release of the comedy movie, "The Interview."

Spanish princess charged in corruption case Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 4:43 AM ET
Spain's Cristina de Borbon, sister of the newly-crowned King Felipe VI, leaves a courthouse after testifying in front of judge Jose Castro over tax fraud and money-laundering charges in Palma de Mallorca February 8, 2014.

A Spanish court has formalized charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of King Felipe VI, and her husband in a corruption investigation.

Bob Dylan lyrics break record in $2M sale Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 1:46 PM ET
Bob Dylan in 1965.

Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" were just sold at a Sotheby's auction for $2.05 million.

Yahoo's chief executive, Marissa Mayer, speaks at the 2014 Cannes Lions in June in Cannes, France.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer arrived nearly two hours late to a dinner with important marketing executives, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Just missed! See the rest of the top 5 states Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 11:25 AM ET
Dallas

Georgia took the top spot for this year's Top States for Business. But who was close? We counted down the top five for 2014.

Millionaire musician Sting isn't going to leave his kids a dime, prompting many to wonder whether to bequeath money to their own offspring.

Ahead of the IPO, here's what's inside a GoPro Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 1:53 PM ET

If investors believe that GoPro will keep selling millions of cameras then which publicly traded companies could benefit?

Jeremy Meeks

Katherine Angier, mother of "dreamy" Facebook sensation Jeremy Meeks, is turning to crowdfunding to pay for the convicted felon's defense.

LeBron James to become a free agent Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 9:42 AM ET
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami.

A person familiar with the situation says LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract and become a free agent.

States get nasty in the fight for jobs Fri, 20 Jun '14 | 10:28 AM ET

The recovery is taking hold. Companies are hiring. State finances are looking up. Time for things to get nasty as states vie for business.

Spotting the next Chipotle: Restaurants to watch Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 12:01 PM ET
Project Pie's pizza  #5 (Mozzarella, Ricotta, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Cracked Black Pepper, Olive Oil, Garlic, Fresh Chopped Basil)

What's the next big thing to pop in dining? These are the top 10 emerging brands, according to social media and online-review data.

The 'holy grail' of rock lyrics could fetch $2M Fri, 20 Jun '14 | 10:43 AM ET
Bob Dylan in 1965, the year Like A Rolling Stone was released.

Bob Dylan's original handwritten lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" are coming up for auction.

Gates to grads: 'You can do better than I did' Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 1:47 PM ET
Bill and Melinda Gates at Stanford's graduation ceremony, June 15, 2014

Bill and Melinda Gates told Stanford graduates an optimistic belief in the power of innovation is needed to tackle the world's social problems.

Savvy retirement investment planning Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 8:00 AM ET

Savvy investors need to question which assets should be held in their retirement account and which ones should not.

Make millions off your business before others do Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 12:56 PM ET
Hair Are US founders Ashley Williams, left, and Khat Rabbani

When Khat Rabbani and Ashley Williams started Hair Are Us, they had no idea how fast their business would grow. Next stop: franchising.

A man walks past an American Apparel store on June 19, 2014 in New York City. American Apparel's board has voted to remove the company's controversial CEO, Dov Charney.

The directors of American Apparel rejected a demand to meet and reinstate ousted CEO Dov Charney on Monday, a source close to the matter said.

Where America's minority entrepreneurs are Mon, 23 Jun '14 | 9:56 AM ET
Tampa Bay, Florida.

Ranks of minority entrepreneurs vary across states, according to a report published this month by the Small Business Administration.