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  • Judge seeks to halt Detroit bankruptcy filing Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 5:13 AM ET
    The skyline of Detroit

    A ruling in state court raised questions about whether Detroit's bankruptcy will stand up to court review.

  • Detroit mayor suggests bailout unlikely Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:59 PM ET
    The fated glory of Detroit: an abandoned building on the outskirts of Motor City

    As Detroit faces the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Mayor David Bing on Friday said it's unlikely Washington will come to the rescue with a bailout.

  • Out of time: Detroit joins 'gone bust' list Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 10:31 AM ET
    Detroit street scene

    A major city has now joined the "gone broke" list. Click ahead for some of the most notable examples of bankruptcies that hit U.S. towns and counties.

  • Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:26 PM ET
    The fated glory of Detroit: an abandoned building on the outskirts of Motor City

    The Motor City has filed for chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy as it faces up to $20 billion in long-term debt.

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FAA Probes 'Horrifying' 1,600-Foot Jet Dive Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    Spirit Airlines

    A Spirit Airlines flight went into a "horrifying" 1,600-foot dive—prompting screaming passengers to fear for their lives—after a close call with a small plane.

  • McDonald's Stops Offering Halal Food After Lawsuit Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 4:32 PM ET

    The search for food prepared according to Islamic law at fast-food restaurant chains just got a little trickier this week.

  • 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.

  • Tenet Will Be 'More Aggressive' With Deals: CEO Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    The $1.8 billion deal for Vanguard Health Systems is not the last major acquisition Tenet Healthcare will make, the company's CEO Trevor Fetter told CNBC.

  • 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.

  • FBI Ends Search For Hoffa     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    The FBI has failed to find remains of ex-Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa in a field outside suburban Detroit, with the "Power Lunch" crew. The search goes on.

  • Detroit said it would stop making some debt payments and asked creditors to accept pennies on the dollar to help it avoid the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in US history.