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.» Read More
NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday, with the S&P 500 posting its largest gain in more than nine months on signs of progress in negotiations to raise the U.S. debt limit a week before a deadline. The current Republican proposal would push off the threat of a U.S. default from Oct. 17 until possibly the middle or end of November.
NEW YORK, Sept 27- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 and Dow poised to drop for the first week in four, as concerns grew over a lack of compromise in debt and budget negotiations by lawmakers in Washington. Congress has yet to forge an agreement that would keep the U.S. government running and avoid a debt default.
LONDON, Sept 24- The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act is the sort of dull but worthy law that should easily pass the U.S. Senate, even in an era of extreme partisan polarisation.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18- A Republican nominee for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission, Michael O'Rielly, said on Wednesday that he favors an "extremely light" hand on regulation, drawing sharp remarks from some Democratic senators.
*MSCI world equity index rebounds slightly as Wall Street advances. NEW YORK, Sept 17- The dollar retreated and global equity markets were mostly flat on Tuesday even though Wall Street advanced, as investors took positions before this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting that is expected to start the rolling back of its stimulus program.
*Microsoft shares up on dividend announcement, Apple rebounds. Many investors expect the Fed and its chairman, Ben Bernanke, will scale back purchases by $10 billion a month while keeping rates close to zero for some time.
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.
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.
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 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.
South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?
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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.
For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.
New York state and Connecticut declared states of emergency, and Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts ordered nonessential state workers to stay home.
The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.
BOSTON, Nov 6- The chief pharmacist at the company linked to the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak has received a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee after he declined to appear voluntarily.
PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.