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  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • The new city economy Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami vice: Shady muni deals cripple cities Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

  • Is the muni bond market about to blow up? Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?

  • Behind the scenes: 'Critical Condition' US tour Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    Home of Charles Lang Freer, Detroit railroad car manufacturer.

    Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.

  • This small city is full of big surprises Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:15 AM ET
    Market Street Bridge and the Tennessee Aquarium.

    Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.

  • Damage to city budgets: Some was self-inflicted Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    View of downtown Oakland, California.

    Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.

  • The state of urban America: A tale of two cities Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Lawrence Payne walks past two abandoned houses on September 4, 2013 in the Six Mile Gratiot neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.

    The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.

  • Hawaii town to state: Stop sending tourists here! Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:18 AM ET

    One Hawaiian coastal town is asking a state tourism agency to stop encouraging visitors to stay overnight in their town.

  • YOUR MONEY-U.S. airfares decline, or do they? Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Nov. 8- U.S. domestic airfares are falling, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday. "Fares are really just a starting point," says Christopher Elliott, a travel consumer advocate and author of the upcoming book "How to be the World's Smartest Traveler."

  • Nov 5- As Alice and Rick Sofield of Alexandria, Virginia, recently discovered, being the parents of a teenage driver can be an expensive proposition. The Sofields' 16- year-old daughter, Charlotte, earned her driver's license last March. The result: some $2,500 damage, which insurance paid for, and dents and scratches on her mother's Chevrolet Suburban.

  • LONDON, Nov 1- High levels of home ownership are strongly linked to subsequent rises in unemployment because labour mobility becomes reduced, according to new research.

  • Oct 30- When Janet Yellen became president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in June 2004, a massive real estate bubble was building in the vast nine-state area that it oversees.

  • Olick: Best deals in distressed housing     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    According to a new report, more than 1.34 million homes are in foreclosure. CNBC's Diana Olick looks at where investors can get the best deals.(Honolulu is on the list.)

  • Dynamic duo of Disney, Bruckheimer to part ways Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Johnny Depp as 'Tonto' In Walt Disney's "The Lone Ranger".

    Walt Disney and the producer behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and the summer flop "The Lone Ranger," will end their long-running film deal next year.

  • Molasses spill killing thousands of fish in Hawaii Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Placido Shim shows two fish he gaffed that were floating past his boat after a leaky pipe caused more than 230,000 gallons of molasses to ooze into the harbor and kill marine life.

    Thousands of fish are expected to die in Honolulu waters after 1,400 tons of molasses oozed into the harbor, state officials said.

  • 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.

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