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Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.
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.
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.
CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel (R) was grilled today at the Senate Confirmation hearing. Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post author of "Right Turn," shares her opinions. "This is the worst performance I've seen in my lifetime," he says.
Nebraska's Governor Dave Heineman has approved a new route for the Keystone Pipeline, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. That seems to clear the way for Presidential approval.
Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) discusses his proposal to end his state's income tax.
It isn't a big-game elephant, but Warren Buffett has captured a smaller "party" prize. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced today it has acquired privately-held Oriental Trading, based in Buffett's home town of Omaha, Nebraska.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is buying the owner of Omaha's daily newspaper, the World-Herald. In a news release, Buffett is quoted as saying the World-Herald "delivers solid profits and is one of the best-run newspapers in America." The release also notes that Buffett sees the purchase as "consistent" with a past owner's "vision for local ownership." The purchase is somewhat surprising, as Buffett has often conceded that while he loves newspapers, the industry doesn't have a very bright future.
The Obama administration said plans to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas were on hold to study how environmentally sensitive areas could be avoided.