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  • --We expect U.S. analog semiconductor manufacturer Intersil's revenues to be flat to modestly lower, on a sequential basis, over the next two quarters, as a result of continued difficult global macroeconomic environment in the second half of 2012..

  • Brown vetoes Calif. domestic workers rights bill Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:11 AM ET

    Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies and house cleaners in California.

  • High court begins new term with human rights case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities.

  • Obsession Homes Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 4:21 PM ET
    Location: Falmouth, Upper Cape Cod, Mass. Price: $2.995 millionBedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 halfSquare footage: 3,934The original Grey Gardens [pictured at center], a shingle-style home in East Hampton, on Long Island, N.Y., was the home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis’s aunt Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little Edie.” The house first drew notoriety with the 1975 documentary of the same name, which revealed that the two ladies were living in squalor in the once-grand home. With new owner

    For a special few, a house is a blank canvas on which to paint their personality, a stage for their creativity including tributes to television shows, movies, superheroes and sports.

  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Stockton, California

    Gov. Jerry Brown of California announced when he came into office last year that he had found an alarming $28 billion “wall of debt” looming over the state, which had to be dismantled. Since then, he has slowed the issuance of municipal bonds, called for spending cuts and tried to persuade the state’s famously antitax voters to approve a tax increase this fall the New York Times reports.

  • The California Man Behind the Anti-Islam Film Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 8:50 AM ET
    An Egyptian protester runs toward riot police holding a live tear gas canister during clashes near the United States Embassy and Cairo's Tahrir Square on September 13, 2012.

    The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in managing and providing logistics for the production.

  • A Job Opening in California—Chief Economist Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 3:55 PM ET
    Golden Gate Bridge

    California continues to have the third highest unemployment rate in the nation, at 10.7 percent. But there is one job opening, and it's paying six figures—chief economist.

  • According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. For 2011, that broke down to an annual cost for two-parent, middle-income families of $12,290 to $14,320 –depending on the child’s age. The USDA has a “Cost of Raising a Child”  on their website, which shows that the category taking up the largest chunk out of parental pockets is housing. The second- largest expense category is childcare. Those

    According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. Click to learn more.

  • NBC News' Miguel Almaguer reports on wildfire problems in Northern California, and CNBC's Jane Wells says the state has consistently underestimated how much money it will need to fight wildfires.

  • West Coast Oil Price Quake     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:44 PM ET

    An oil analyst says California is one more shutdown away from a serious energy crisis, which could bring $5 or $6 gas, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Ten Unique Multimillion Dollar Homes Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 5:18 PM ET
    The specialty features of luxury homes are pretty commonplace: wine cellar, home gym, swimming pool, and perhaps an equestrian stable.  Yet for some of the most exclusive addresses, there are distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com reached out to their network of real estate professionals throughout the country to find some of the most compelling homes on the market listed for upwards of a million dollars— in many of the following cases,  north of a mill

    For some of the most exclusive addresses, there are distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. Check out this list of multimillion dollar homes with big surprises, courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

  • Migrant workers weed lettuce seed plants at an organic produce farm near Fresno, California.

    There's a different sort of drought plaguing California, the nation's largest farm state. It's $38 billion agricultural sector is facing a scarcity of labor.

  • Journalist Fareed Zakaria attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.

    When Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills entrepreneurs who founded POM Wonderful, wanted to host a dinner at their Aspen home in 2006 to talk about the Iraq war, they assembled a list of 22 A-list guests, including Queen Noor of Jordan, George Soros, the financier, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. Leading the list of journalists was one of their favorite guests: Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-born Harvard Ph.D and foreign-policy specialist who had turned himself into an unlikely media star, the New York Times reports.

  • Feeding Silicon Valley     Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    CNBC's John Fortt reports on the catering world inside some of Silicon Valley's hottest tech companies, and the vision of Bon Appetit's CEO Fedele Bauccio to create restaurant-quality food on a massive scale.

  • While the July unemployment figure rose a tenth of a point from June to 8.3 percent, the government says 44 states saw their rates increase.

  • Long-Term Jobless Regroup to Fight the Odds Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
    Job seeker Julia Gilgurd, center, waits in line to enter a Choice Career Fair in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

    They were once advertising executives, engineers, social workers, teachers and purchasing managers. Now they come week after week, dressed for the office, carrying binders full of résumés and leads for potential jobs.

  • Cities With the Most Affordable Homes Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:58 PM ET
    Home prices are strengthening and affordability of houses is slightly lower, according to new data from the second quarter of 2012. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) found that 92 percent of metropolitan areas had a rise in median home prices over the first quarter of 2012. Some homebuyers might not welcome this news, but for the home seller, it’s “another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rute

    Check out the major metropolitan housing markets with the most affordable homes for sale, counting down to number one.

  • Cities With Lowest & Highest Unemployment     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    While Bismarck, North Dakota is seeing the best of times with an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent, El Centro, California has a rate of 28.2 percent. Sedalia Sanders, mayor of El Centro, weighs in.

  • The Bond Blame Game in California     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Dominic Frederico, Assured Guaranty CEO, explains why Stockton, California has not done enough to cut its fiscal fat to meet its bond obligations, with Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman and CEO.