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  • 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.

  • Bottom states for business   Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:00 PM ET
    Bottom States for Business

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the places at the low end of this year's "America's Top States for Business" study.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • LA Edges Out Honolulu for Most Horrific Traffic Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 5:39 PM ET

    After being replaced by Honolulu for a year, Los Angeles took back the title of most congested metro area.

  • Vegan Shampoo For You? Hotels Personalize Pampering Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    The traditional mint on the pillow is just the beginning of amenties offered today’s hotel guests.

    From handpicked flowers to three brands of shampoo, hotels are offering choices to guests who shy away from cookie-cutter travel experiences.

  • North Korea Keeps Talking   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    North Korea Keeps Talking

    North Korea is threatening attacks on the U.S., reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. The country's bluster doesn't appear to be backed up by action--there's been no mobilization of troops anywhere in the country.

  • South Korean Stocks React to Threats   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:20 PM ET
    South Korean Stocks React to Threats

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the moves in South Korean stocks as they respond to the threat from North Korea.

  • Interpreting North Korea's Threats   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 2:14 PM ET
    Interpreting North Korea's Threats

    Discussing what's behind the bluster and military strategies of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president, provides perspective. "There is a potential of the North Korean regime just falling apart," he says.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Threat   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:05 PM ET
    North Korea's Nuclear Threat

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the growing nuclear threats from North Korea. Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico Governor and special envoy to North Korea, and Sameer Samana, Wells Fargo Advisors, offer insight for U.S. investors.

  • How to Retire in These Five Expensive Cities Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Eschewing the Sun Belt, retirees are finding ways to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.

  • Larry Ellison's Growing Empire Now Has an Airline Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Less than a year after buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai, Oracle chief Larry Ellison has purchased Island Air, a local airline that factors in his development plans.

  • Property Poses Biggest Risk to Hong Kong Economy Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 6:32 PM ET

    Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats.

  • This Time Around, Abe May Prove He's Got It Right Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is out to prove that the man who threw in the towel after barely a year in office has what it takes to survive as a long-term leader.