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  • 'Amazon' state tax ruling may head to Supreme Court Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.

  • Ditch the car? Dying suburbs revived by walking Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Street scene in the Belmar section of Lakewood, Colo.

    The urban-suburban divide has come full circle and one of the most overlooked solutions to suburban flight is a focus on making communities walkable.

  • US July foreclosures fall from year ago: Report Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 9:13 AM ET

    There were fewer U.S. foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell, according to CoreLogic data.

  • Move here! The most untaxing states for retirees Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    The following states in our list are clear front runners in initiating tax policy that helps to attract and retain baby boomers.

  • Judge nixes race-based claims in Paula Deen suit Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    Paula Deen

    A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen burned her culinary empire badly.

  • Power House: Atlanta's market  Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen explores the real estate market in Atlanta, Georgia, with Prudential Georgia Realty's Sheree Knapp. This week's power house is listed for $425, 000.

  • What you won’t see in a Chris Christie campaign ad Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    New Jersey’s standing in America's Top States for Business has declined since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010. It finishes 42nd this year.

  • Biggest losers in the top states rankings Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    Chicago, Illinois

    New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.

  • Is 'right to work' law a competitive advantage? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A worker makes denim jeans in Michigan.

    Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.

  • Hawaii: The Worst State for Business in America Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    Traffic in Hawaii.

    Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.

  • 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?

  • Foreclosures Decline Ahead of Housing Slowdown Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Fewer foreclosures were completed in May compared to a year ago, while the number of houses in the foreclosure process also declined as the market continued to heal, according to a new study.

  • Lid Blown Off Alleged Plot to Extort Paula Deen Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen can now add being the target of an alleged extortion attempt to an already full plate of legal drama.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Atlanta, Georgia's Real Estate Market  Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Jo Gipson of Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services, shares how the real estate market is heating up in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • TSYS to Buy NetSpend in Debit Card Deal Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    Payment processor Total System Services said it will buy prepaid debit card provider NetSpend Holdings for about $1.4 billion in cash.