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  • 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.

  • Warren Buffett

    A Berkshire Hathaway unit will pay $5.6 billion for NV Energy, the electric utility serving Las Vegas and its power-hungry casinos, in yet another large energy deal for Warren Buffett in the western United States.

  • 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.

  • Mapping Student Debt Changes the Debate Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.

  • Nevada Becomes First State to Launch Online Poker Site Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Nevada has become the first state to legalize online poker play for residents of legal age. Many other states will follow suit if sites such as UltimatePoker.com prove successful.

  • Online Gambling: Europeans Poised to Conquer the US Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    With the legalization of online gambling in the U.S., European gambling firms see a huge opportunity.

  • Chinese Firm Looks to Tap US Natural Gas Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

  • The Sands Corp. sign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Las Vegas Sands said it "likely" violated the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which outlaws the bribery of foreign officials, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.

  • Caesars Blames Sandy for Revenue Drop  Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    Caesars is blaming half the drop in Q4 net revenue on Hurricane Sandy, and online gambling has been legalized in Nevada, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • China Tests Cashless Casino—Macau, Watch Out Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 6:37 PM ET

    Owned by art, film and real estate mogul Zhang Baoquan, Tree Resort World on Sanya Bay bar marks the Chinese government's first tacit approval of a gaming concept outside of Macau.

  • Late-Payment Rate on US Mortgages Hits Four-Year Low Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    Homeowners who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job in keeping up with payments, a trend that has helped push the national rate of late payments on home loans to the lowest level in four years.

  • Reid: US Congress Will Pass Immigration Legislation Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    The top Senate Democrat on Sunday predicted that Congress will pass and send to President Barack Obama legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, saying "things are looking really good." Obama last week expressed hope Congress can get a deal done on immigration, possibly in the first half of the year.

  • How Samsung Is Dealing With Apple Dropping Chips Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple.

  • Talking Numbers: Zynga Files for Gambling License  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    Zynga has made a bet on online gambling, and reportedly filed for a gambling license in Nevada. How should you play the stock now? Mark Newton, Greywolf Execution Partners, and Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group, weigh in.

  • Zynga Bets on Gaming in Nevada  Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Zynga's stock is popping after the company announced it is applying for a real-money gaming license in Nevada.

  • Harry Reid's Nevada: Fiscal Cliff Fears  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Sen. Harry Reid's state of Nevada, home of the highest unemployment rate and second highest foreclosure rate in the country.

  • Mustang Ranch, Nevada's Brothel Teetering on 'Cliff' Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    Even Nevada's Mustang Ranch bordello is shaken by the "fiscal cliff" uncertainty.

  • Recession Hits World's Oldest Profession  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports how "fiscal cliff" fears are impacting a brothel in Nevada.