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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Vote Nears on Fiercely Debated US Immigration Bill Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The U.S. Senate is preparing to cast the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system.

  • 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.

  • Kentucky Derby: Racing & Revenues   Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Kentucky Derby: Racing & Revenues

    On the eve of the 139th Kentucky Derby, Brian Shactman talks to Churchill Downs' CEO Robert Evans about racing and revenues.

  • Flying Million-Dollar Racehorses to Churchill Downs Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    An airline staff member feeds a race horse at the Animal Lounge at Frankfurt's international airport.

    International travel usually ranges from $8,000 to $30,000, depending on the number of horses. Yet, some owners do whatever is wanted and needed to get the horse to the race.

  • Kentucky Derby Poised to Make History   Friday, 3 May 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Kentucky Derby Poised to Make History

    A look at the early favorites to watch in the Kentucky Derby this year, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Derby's $1,000 Mint Julep   Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Derby's $1,000 Mint Julep

    CNBC's Brian Shactman is at the home of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, where Brown-Forman has cooked up a mint julep with a $1,000 price tag. Tim Laird, Brown-Forman's "Chief Entertaining Officer" makes one for Brian and explains what makes it so expensive.

  • The 'Sober Pill'   Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 3:41 PM ET
    The 'Sober Pill'

    Makers Mark will no longer try to stretch supplies of its famous Bourbon by adding water, reports CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. Also, scientists may have discovered an instant hangover cure.

  • White House Won't Accept New Tax Offer: Source Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republicans to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late on Saturday.

  • Swiss Government Sees ‘Light at End of Tunnel’ Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
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    The Swiss government said it was cautiously optimistic for the economic outlook assuming the euro zone debt crisis does not again escalate even as it trimmed its growth forecast for 2013 to 1.3 percent.

  • Distrust in Congress Complicates 'Cliff' Talks Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

  • Fears of Strong Flu Outbreak   Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
    Fears of Strong Flu Outbreak

    Some school systems in Kentucky and Tennessee have shut schools down because of a bad flu outbreak there, with NBC's Tom Costello.

  • FACTBOX-20 key players in U.S. 'fiscal cliff' drama Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.

  • A state-by-state look at superstorm's effects Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 75 people in the United States. Governor lifts state of emergency and authorizes National Guard to continue cleanup support. Governor sends forest rangers to New York City to help with recovery there.