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  • Vote Nears on Fiercely Debated US Immigration Bill Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The U.S. Senate is preparing to cast the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system.

  • 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.

  • Congress' Rush to Help Airlines Could Crack Budget Door Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    TSA security checkpoint in Portland, Oregon.

    Congress got rid of a headache on Friday when it rescued the flying public from flight delays caused by its budget cutting. But in the view of many U.S. lawmakers, the pain is just about to begin.

  • Despite Gains, Many Are Still Spending Less Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    US Airways Group and AMR are nearing an $11 billion merger that would create the world's largest airline and could announce a deal within a week, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Beef Price Spike Makes $1 Burger Harder to Stomach Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:33 AM ET
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    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • Brace for Prolonged Grounding of Dreamliner Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • Bitter Cold Grips California, Damaging Citrus Crops Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    Oranges sit on the ground damaged by a severe cold snap.

    A cold snap gripped the West Coast for the fifth day Monday, and some California citrus growers began to see damage.

  • Arizona Seeks to Lure California Businesses East   Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 7:25 PM ET
    Arizona Seeks to Lure California Businesses East

    Phoenix, Arizona, has offered up to 100 free trips to California CEOs to check out the workforce there, lower taxes and incentives for creating jobs. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Obama-Romney: Where They Stand on Taxes Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    What About an Election 'Cliff'? Here's What Could Happen

    There may not be a more contentious issue between President Obama and Mitt Romney in this election than taxes. Here's what each of them have said they would do about taxes.

  • Obama-Romney: Where They Stand on Immigration Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    Which Candidate Is Better for Gold?

    Congress has failed  to come up with any kind of comprehensive policy on immigration, and it looks like it won't do so anytime soon.  However, that hasn't stopped the presidential candidates taking a position on the hot button issue.

  • Obama-Romney: Where They Stand on Education Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.

  • UPDATE 1-Europe approves high-price gene therapy Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    *European Commission clears Glybera for ultra rare disease. The formal clearance from the European Commission paves the way for a launch next summer of the treatment for an ultra rare genetic disease that will cost around 1.2 million euros per patient, a new record for pricey modern medicines.

  • *No crowds in lower Manhattan after storm. *Businesses try to cope without power. NEW YORK, Oct 31- The residents and business owners of lower Manhattan who have lost their electricity this week are beginning to adjust to life in an unfamiliar place: ``Blackout City.''.

  • Few housing solutions offered in presidential race Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.-- This suburb in a battleground state is pockmarked with half-built subdivisions, foreclosed homes and voters like Leslie Levin. But here and in hotly contested Florida, the damage to the housing market is still painfully visible.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. home prices climb further in August Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    *Home prices rise for 7th month in a row. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. home prices gained further traction in August, the latest sign that the housing market is on the mend, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. home prices climb further in August Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose in August, the latest sign that the housing market is on the mend, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. S&P 500 futures edged up following the data, but the stock market will be closed for a second day in a row in the wake of a powerful storm that hit the east coast.

  • U.S. Insurers prepare for impact of Hurricane Sandy Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Travelers is the third-largest insurer in New York for both personal home and auto and commercial lines of insurance, and the second-largest in Connecticut. Weather is unlikely to interfere with claims processing, a spokesman said, even though the company is headquartered in New Jersey, Chubb has a major center in Arizona that can handle claims as needed.

  • Close race makes up for waning zeal in US expat vote Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 28- With the U.S. presidential election too close to call, hundreds of thousands of Americans living in Europe have been posting their absentee ballots with a sense that they could truly make a difference on Nov. 6.