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  • States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 2:19 AM ET
    Foreclosure filings, defined as a default notice, auction sale notice or bank repossessions, were an increase of nearly 4 percent from the previous month and down 29 percent from June 2010. 0.90 percent of all U.S. housing units (one in 111) had at least one foreclosure filing in the first half of the year, according to RealtyTrac's June 2011 Foreclosure Market Report.

    Here are states with the 10 highest foreclosure rates in July 2011, according to RealtyTrac's July 2011 Foreclosure Market Report.

  • California's Red Light Camera Pain  Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports law enforcement officials in Los Angeles want to pull down traffic cameras because they are not cost effective.

  • Now Is the Time to Play It Safe: Calpers CIO Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    Now is the time to play it safe, Joe Dear, CIO of the largest United States public pension fund, the California Public Employees Retirement System, told CNBC Thursday.

  • 10 Luxurious Golf Courses Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Donald Trump has long dreamed of building a luxury golf resort in Scotland, the birthplace of his beloved game. The $1.2 billion course was scheduled to open in July 2012, but according to statements to the UK press on June 20, 2011, it’s on hold until the financial crisis blows over. "The world has crashed," , and finishing the project “will depend on the markets.” Luckily, avid golfers don’t have to wait until the economy finally turns around, as there are plenty of impressive facilities right

    There are plenty of impressive golf courses across the US. Click to see some of the most luxurious ones!

  • Whitey Bulger Is Arrested in California Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    James (Whitey) Bulger, a legendary Boston crime boss indicted in 19 murders and who is on the F.B.I.’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday night in Santa Monica, the New York Times reports.

  • Public Unions Take On Boss to Win Big Pensions Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    City council elections in this Southern California city are usually sedate. Hot-button issues include whether libraries should stay open at night. Campaign budgets often don’t top $10,000. Then Jim Righeimer, a conservative activist and real estate developer, jumped into the race last year, the New York Times reports.

  • 10 Cities Fit for Active Lifestyles Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET
    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Some have more parks and bicycle lanes than others. Some are blessed with perfect climates. Some are situated next to national parks. And some simply have a lot of gyms. But what they all have in common are attributes that encourage people to get outside and stay active.Click ahead to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

    When it comes to resources for the physically active, not all US cities are created equal. Click to see some of the cities that are havens for physically active Americans.

  • Backlog of Cases Gives a Reprieve on Foreclosures Sunday, 19 Jun 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    Many distressed homeowners have spent years wondering when they’re going to get kicked out. But the backlog of foreclosures has provided a reprieve. In New York, for example, it would take 62 years to process them all.

  • California Budget Vetoed, but Lawmakers Still Get Paid Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    California Attorney General and democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a budget sent to him by the Democrat-controlled legislature. If lawmakers had missed the deadline, they would have forfeited pay until a deal was reached.

  • What's in Your Wallet? 2005 Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
    credit cards

    I was at the bagel store getting my usual this week. I noticed a woman next to me opening up a voluminous wallet. I'm not one to stare, much, but I was nearly blinded by the plastic. After refocusing, I noticed she had a lot of Visa cards. A lot.

  • Can Silicon Valley Save California?  Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on all the new money and millionaires the recent tech IPO frenzy has created, and whether taxes on the added wealth will help California with its budget problems.

  • Pamela Anderson

    You might think that only Pamela Anderson made six figures from being a lifeguard but here’s a surf alert that’s sure to ripple your tide: Full-time lifeguards in Newport Beach, Calif., make more than $120,000 a year! AND they get a sunscreen allowance.

  • 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.

  • 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?