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  • Las Vegas: Life Is Short, Summer Is Shorter Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    March figures show that gaming revenue on the Las Vegas Strip rose 13 percent from a year ago.  Now the city that brought you "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" is launching a new campaign: "Life is Short, Summer is Shorter."

  • The Top 10 Most Diverse Cities in America Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
    Photographers love cities that are culturally diverse because they’re visually interesting, and young people love them because of the energy and creativity that often exists in cities with a wide mix of people.“Diversity certainly makes for a more interesting city,” said Bert Sperling of  It means a ton of restaurants and shops beyond the usual big-box chains as well as festivals and other cultural events that can make you feel as if you’re traveling — right in your own backyard. Plus, it offers

    Here are the top 10 most diverse cities in America.

  • Semi Tough on California's I-5 Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 4:03 PM ET
    South California highway

    I hit the road Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. to drive to Mendota, in the heart of California's Central Valley. My assignment—report on plans to build California's largest nuclear power plant, even though there's a moratorium on new nuke facilities in the Golden State. What I found, driving the I-5 during the dark of night is not for the weak.

  • Going Nuclear     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the concerns over nuclear power after the earth shook in Japan.

  • New Nuclear Plant Could Rise in California Farm Fields Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 8:52 PM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    A French company is gambling it can beat the odds and build a nuclear plant in the heart of California's fertile farmland. Areva has partnered with a group of California businessmen and farmers who've formed the Fresno Nuclear Energy Group.

  • Tamminen: Invest (In Green) Now or Pay Later Monday, 9 May 2011 | 3:25 PM ET

    Enforcing pollution laws and investing in cleantech will save lives and money in the future.

  • Good News: Californians Read Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    According to the results of a joint study, two out of three people in the Golden State like reading "a lot". Four out of five have read a book in the last month. And yet...

  • California Flag

    The Democratic leader of the state Senate said Wednesday he is interested in the possibility of targeting Republican districts for budget cuts if GOP lawmakers keep refusing to let Californians vote on tax extensions.

  • Burger Battle: Los Angeles Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 3:07 PM ET

    California is bankrupt. The Dodgers may be going under. Gas has topped $5 in some places. The President's visit is going to screw up the 405 today. But none of these get Angelenos as worked up as this question: what's better, Five Guys or In-N-Out?

  • Six States Where Gas Prices Average More Than $4 a Gallon Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    $4 Gas in California

    It seems wherever you go these days, you can't help but feel the pinch when it comes to gas prices at the pump. Here is a breakdown of the states with the highest and lowest prices.

  • Wednesday Lights Up as Weed—nesday Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 9:03 AM ET
    Marijuana joint

    April 20—4/20—is a big day for the business of marijuana. Not the medical stuff, the illegal kind. Urban legend holds that "420" began decades ago as the time of day some high school kids in the Bay Area would meet after school to light up.

  • 3 Cities (Not Anaheim) Where Kings Should Relocate Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 8:36 AM ET
    Brothers George, Gavin and Joe Maloof

    As the Maloof brothers contemplate moving the Kings franchise out of Sacramento and into Anaheim, would they be better off considering other cities as possible NBA destinations?

  • What's Financial Armageddon? Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    Is there such a thing as Financial Armageddon? And if so, what is it? We asked some of CNBC.com's bloggers and editors to answer the question: What's your definition of financial Armageddon?

  • When Taxes Attack: Forced Out by High Taxes Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
    Bald Eagle

    Taxes are a necessary burden but in some states, they're becoming so financially unbearable, they're pushing some residents and companies out.

  • California’s Tax Hike Did Not Work Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
    California

    California’s tax collections grew at around half of what the state projected for 2010—indicating that the state’s fiscal situation may be even more dire than previously understood.

  • The Most Costly Earthquakes of All Time Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:07 PM ET
    The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country. Japan's 9.0 magnitude earthquake is a rare event, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Globally we experience an average of only one earthquake above an 8.0 magnitude each year. This, of course, varies from year to year, with the most recent examples being four 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes in 2007 and zero in 2008.

    The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan has rocked international markets as the world tries to gauge the reality of the human and economic devastation in the country.

  • Apartments

    Bargains are thinning out, but that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of real estate investors who target small apartment buildings, especially in the Sunbelt.

  • What the Tsunami Means for US West Coast Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 11:35 AM ET

    Residents need to be prepared for the strongest waves four to five hours after the first one hits, but there will be no "wave of water", one expert told CNBC.

  • Will California Fall Into 'The Black Hole'? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 1:58 PM ET
    Golden Gate Bridge

    California only has a short amount of time to fix its troubled economy, with a $24 billion dollar budget deficit, or else it will deteriorate to the point of no return and enter 'the black hole', Sean Egan, founding partner and president of Egan-Jones Rating company,  told CNBC on Monday.

  • Tamminen: Congress Moving Backward On Green Front Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 10:13 AM ET
    Global Warming

    It's time to stop taking crude oil and other fossil fuels for granted and start seriously developing new energy sources while practicing energy conservation.