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  • The Most Improved States for Business 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    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.

  • Set it in stone! South Dakota is Top State in 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

  • Top US states for new manufacturing jobs Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • How shale oil boom is ‘fracking’ the old order Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:12 AM ET
    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.

  • Tea Party Describes 'Willful Intimidation' by IRS Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testifies during a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee June 4, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

    Conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rein in government overreach.

  • States bring renewed swagger to Top States 2013 Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    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.

  • Categories and Criteria Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.

  • Fuel Barges Explode, Igniting Huge Fire in Alabama Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    A large fire from two explosions on a fuel barge in Mobile, Alabama.

    The explosions and fire, which critically injured three people, occurred across the Mobile River from where the Carnival Triumph is being repaired.

  • Fed Governors Respectfully Disagree in Policy Spat Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:36 AM ET

    One of the Federal Reserve's most hawkish officials confronted one of the institution's most dovish policymakers on Tuesday in a rare joint public debate over the risks posed to inflation by the U.S. central bank's bold steps to spur growth.

  • Options Action: Worst Over For Carnival?     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:56 PM ET

    Mike Khouw of CRT Capital, offers insight on how options traders are playing Carnival Corp. after its cruise nightmare.

  • Nightmare At Sea     Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:55 PM ET

    Carnival Triumph passengers disembarked from 10:15pm ET to 1am ET. NBC's Chris Pollone reports the latest.

  • NBC's Jay Gray reports passengers aboard Carnival Triumph say conditions are getting worse; and Debra Borchardt of TheStreet says her sister-in-law and niece are aboard the cruise right now, and offers insight on what they're saying.

  • Carnival Triumph Headed to Mobile, Alabama     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The Carnival Triumph is being towed to a port in Mobile, Alabama, after an engine fire left it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. NBC's Janet Shamlian is awaiting the ship's arrival.

  • BP Pays Record $4 Billion in Criminal Penalties Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:31 AM ET
    Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A U.S. judge accepted an agreement by BP to plead guilty for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: New Battles Ahead for Obama Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

  • Eugene Lee, president of ETL Associates, tells CNBC that the game between Alabama and Notre Dame will lead to huge revenues across the board.

  • The latest symbol of the college football arms race is not the coaches’ salaries themselves but rather the money that university officials are spending to buy out those huge contracts when a coach falters.

  • Ala. utility crew returns home Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    DECATUR, Ala.-- An Alabama utility crew heading to New Jersey has returned home, claiming it had to affiliate with a union to help with the recovery effort after Superstorm Sandy. But union officials, a New Jersey utility company and the governor say they were are mistaken.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- Earnings season may be only half over, but the focus on profits should subside this week as investors turn their attention to the coming election and Friday's jobs data- the last major economic indicator before the Nov. 6 contest.

  • *BP, Justice Department seek to settle civil, criminal charges.