• Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion bill Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 PM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in a statement Tuesday the bill prohibiting state and local government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" interest threatens the state's spirt of inclusion and the Bentonville- based company's values.

  • WASHINGTON— When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games. New Jersey lawmakers anticipated receiving nearly $1.04 billion in income from the lottery this year, a number reduced to just $955 million in a revised budget released this month. The lottery's woes are one piece of...

  • Senate panel considers repeal of construction wage law Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana lawmakers proposed changes Tuesday to a GOP- backed bill that would repeal the law that sets wages for public construction projects, though opponents say those efforts aren't enough to offset potential damage to the state's construction industry. Opponents argue the change would hurt many Indiana- based companies by opening the door...

  • NY Gov. Cuomo bans some state-funded travel to Indiana Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:33 PM ET

    Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday banned non-essential, state-funded travel to Indiana in response to that state's religious freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. The ban applies to all state agencies and public colleges and universities— meaning students and faculty would not be able to participate in athletic or...

  • USDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    The USDA surveyed 84,000 farmers in March to assess their planting intentions for corn, soybeans and other major crops. For example, in Iowa, the nation's leading corn state, the grain costs about $4.23 a bushel to grow when land, machinery and labor costs are factored in, but gets less than $4 a bushel when sold. Corn can still be profitable for farmers who own their...

  • Gov. Pence addresses religious freedom restoration act

    CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the statements made by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

  • Gov. Pence: Hobby Lobby relevant   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Gov. Pence: Hobby Lobby relevant

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence discusses the value of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, saying the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is relevant.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana governor says he wants clarification to religious-objections law on his desk this week.

  • Gov. Pence: RFRA broadly supported   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Gov. Pence: RFRA broadly supported

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence addresses the backlash to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

  • Gov. Pence: Taken aback by controversy eruption   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Gov. Pence: Taken aback by controversy eruption

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence is asked whether he was expecting the backlash after signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

  • Gov. Pence: I stand by RFRA   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    Gov. Pence: I stand by RFRA

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he "absolutely does not" regret having signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

  • Gov. Pence: I abhor discrimination   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Gov. Pence: I abhor discrimination

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence takes a personal reflection on his feelings regarding discrimination. Gov. Pence wants to make a fix to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to clarify the law does not give the right for discrimination.

  • Gov. Pence: Religious liberty our first freedom   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:07 AM ET
    Gov. Pence: Religious liberty our first freedom

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence is speaking out to clarify the intention behind the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Gov. Pence says RFRA is not about discrimination.

  • Indianapolis Chamber: National attention horrific   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Indianapolis Chamber: National attention horrific

    Michael Huber, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce CEO, discusses the national backlash over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and especially the criticism from businesses.

  • A look at top car, truck speed limits across the US Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. Here is a look at the top speed limits for cars in...

  • Indiana House Speaker on religious freedom law   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Indiana House Speaker on religious freedom law

    Indiana House Speaker, Brian Bosma, discusses clarification on the Indiana's controversial religious freedom law.

  • IN Gov. Pence wants to clarify RFRA   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:11 AM ET
    IN Gov. Pence wants to clarify RFRA

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest regarding Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom law. Indiana Governor Mike Pence will hold a press conference Tuesday morning.

  • March 31- Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy privately held Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida. Bright House has about 2 million video customers in central Florida, including Orlando and Tampa Bay as well as Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

  • Charter nabs Bright House in latest pay-TV deal Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    Last year, Comcast said it was buying Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, and AT&T is purchasing DirecTV for $48.5 billion. Comcast says it works cooperatively with online video companies like Netflix and that content providers, not distributors like itself, currently have bargaining advantages. Charter buying Bright House, which hinges on regulators...

  • NCAA president: Indiana law against our core values Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    A store window in Indianapolis opposing the "Religious Freedom" law.

    NCAA President Mark Emmert says Indiana's "religious freedom" law goes against what higher education and America is all about.