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  • 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.

  • Detroit's Damaging Debt Situation     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    James Hohman of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy discusses how the city might deal with its unfunded health care and pension obligations.

  • Ford to Add 800 More White-Collar Jobs in US Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:12 AM ET

    Ford plans to add 800 more white-collar workers by the end of 2013 after already signing on 2,200 so far this year. It's another sign of surging domestic demand.

  • 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.

  • Advisors Target Merely Rich Instead of Really Rich Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:59 PM ET

    Some advisors prefer clients with assets in the $500,000 to $2 million range over the ultrawealthy—they are less maintenance.

  • Six Weeks Key to Deciding Detroit's Bankruptcy Fate Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    There's a lot on the agenda as Detroit's emergency financial manager tries to meet a deadline to decide whether the city and escape a bankruptcy filing.

  • Detroit Emergency Manager: City 'Clearly Insolvent' Monday, 13 May 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    Emergency Financial Manager in a report issued on Monday presented a review of Detroit's problems, from gaping budget deficits to a crushing debt load and said the city is insolvent.

  • After Deadly Floods, More Rain and Snow in Midwest Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a street to reach his cousin's home in Des Plaines, Ill., on April 19.

    Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.

  • Flooding From Torrential Rains Hits the Midwest Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:52 PM ET
    Residents of Des Plaines walk down a flooded sidewalk on a residential street in Des Plaines, Illinois.

    Flooding from torrential rainfall Friday continued to test the resolve of flood fighters as they attempted to hold back the raging waters from the Mississippi River threatening many Midwest communities.

  • Michigan Lottery Winners Still Cash in on Welfare Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Goodwill had warned of "catastrophic" consequences on the secondary market.

    In Michigan, more than 3,500 lottery winners are also on public assistance, drawing attention to waste in a state still reeling from the nation's economic downturn.