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  • WASHINGTON, June 16- For 15 years, Massachusetts has been the most economically evolved U.S. state, according to an index released on Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 states.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking defeat isn't likely to have much effect on U.S. financial markets-- unless his departure emboldens Tea Party Republicans to again threaten a government shut-down over the debt ceiling next year, investment strategists said.

  • DETROIT, June 5- The United Auto Workers union said on Thursday it will announce as soon as next week a plan to organize workers at the Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama. Casteel did not offer details of the UAW's plan in Alabama.

  • The GOP's Dixie dilemma Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Chris McDaniel addresses his supporters, Tuesday June 3, 2014, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

    Do Republicans support Thad Cochran in a runoff and risk damaging tea partyer Chris McDaniel, who could wind up their nominee? Politico's Ben White reports.

  • Mississippi headed for runoff election     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest results in the GOP's primary for Senate. It was a good night for the tea party, says Harwood.

  • Decatur, Illinois, rolled its spot bid to 95 cents over August futures on Tuesday. *Old-crop FOB Gulf soybean basis offers fell 5 cents, with June at 90 cents over and July at 85 cents over July futures. *CBOT July soybeans ended 19-1/ 4 cents lower at $14.81-1/ 4 a bushel while November soy closed 8 down at $12.21-3/ 4.

  • Big spenders in Mississippi primary     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on political spending associated with the primary in Mississippi.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- Standard& Poor's suffered a defeat Tuesday in litigation accusing it of inflating credit ratings prior to the 2008 financial crisis, as a federal judge ruled that lawsuits by 16 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. belong in state courts, not federal court.

  • Mississippi primary could be key in Senate turnover Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., second from left, greets patrons at Windy City Grille as Mayor Chip Johnson looks on in Hernando, Miss., May 30, 2014.

    The Mississippi primary Tuesday represents the most surprising wild card in the partisan fight for control of the Senate.

  • CHICAGO, May 23- The U.S. Agriculture Department is known for its army of statisticians packing yardsticks and calculators to measure wheat and count soybeans. "We're going to get them, oh yes we are," said Jason Wilking with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, which has put out bids for 11 scopes since April 7.

  • Odds are you guessed Florida, or maybe Arizona- two sunny states that have long been popular with the senior set. Lois O'Grady lives in Vermillion, South Dakota. But the region has another thing going for it: South Dakota was recently named the best state to retire in the nation, handily defeating retiree hot spots like Florida.

  • WASHINGTON, May 20- Lockheed Martin Corp said on Tuesday that more than 100 union members who had been on strike at a Mississippi space center since late last week voted to accept the company's contract offer and would return to work on Wednesday.

  • Corn Belt and Delta region of the Midwest eased in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter as bidding for grain acreage and rents tracked lower grain prices over the winter and expectations for this year, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.

  • MOSCOW, May 12- Russian steelmaker Severstal has received bids from potential buyers for its North American operations, a Russian source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Severstal's operations in the United States consist of steel plants in Dearborn, Michigan and Columbus, Mississippi.

  • Climate change has a cost and it's on you Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    A woman with the Army Corps of Engineers and a representative from FEMA document a destroyed home November 28, 2012 in a residential area of New Dorp Beach in Staten Island.

    The impact of climate change has never been more present with droughts, storms and tornadoes. But this change has a cost and it's for you to pay.

  • NEW YORK, May 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co has won preliminary approval from a U.S. judge for its agreement to pay $280 million to resolve claims that it misled investors in billions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities. District Judge Pamela Chen, in Brooklyn, New York, issued the preliminary approval on Friday.

  • Oncor avoided bankruptcy because of a credit provisions called a ring-fence put in place in 2007 to satisfy Texas legislators and regulators worried about the $40 billion debt created in the leveraged buyout by a group of private equity firms led by KKR& Co LP.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, April 28- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, delivering the latest blow to California in a fight for jobs with arch-rival Texas, whose Governor Rick Perry has been actively poaching businesses from the Golden State.

  • DETROIT, April 28- The United Auto Workers has aligned with the IndustriALL Global Union in asking the U.S. State Department for help in pressing its claims that Nissan Motor Co Ltd is violating worker organizing rights in Mississippi.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, April 28- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, delivering the latest blow to California in a fight for jobs with arch-rival Texas, whose Governor Rick Perry has been actively poaching businesses from the Golden State.