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  • Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economics professor and former C.E.A. chairman, offers insight on Governor Romney's budget plan. "The way that Bowles-Simpson did not have a big give-away to high income people -- is they actually significantly raised the tax on capital income," he says. "If you compare that to Romney, he's doing the opposite."

  • What the Wealthy Are Driving Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 4:02 PM ET
    Some wealthy people flaunt their status with shows of conspicuous consumption, while others prefer to stay low-key. These preferences extend to their major purchases, from the type of houses they buy, the type of clothes that they wear and type of cars that they drive. an automotive information website headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the  as determined by the I.R.S. These included some of the usual places that one might expect, such as Low

    TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.

  • Where the Wall Street Companies Are Moving Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • A Boardwalk Business That's Tops in Taffy     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 6:41 AM ET

    A salt water taffy business located at the New Jersey shore that has stood the test of time, with Meryl Vangelov, Shriver's owner.

  • In this excerpt from "Squawk Box," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he would "listen, at least" if Mitt Romney calls him about joining the GOP ticket in November, but he "doubts" he will wind up as the VP candidate.

  • Gov. Christie on Taxes & Health Care     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    "We're working on cutting taxes in New Jersey," says Gov. Chris Christie, (R-NJ), discussing how his state was able to deliver its third consecutive balanced budget, and weighing in on the politics of the Supreme Court's decision on health care.

  • With No Vote, Taxpayers Stuck With Tab on Bonds Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    With many cities now preoccupied with other crushing costs — pension obligations, retiree health care, accumulated unpaid bills — a sudden call to honor a long-forgotten bond guarantee can be a bolt from the blue, precipitating a crisis. The New York Times reports.

  • The 10 Most Overpaid NBA Players Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Sports fans hold strong opinions about which pro basketball players deserve their massive salaries, and which ones don’t. One fan, however, has gone further than the average barstool commentator --- Southern Utah University economics professor David Berri. Berri is co-author of the 2006 book “The Wages of Wins,” which determines which players are overpaid with a statistical method called "Wins Produced" that he and his co-authors developed.According to Berri, NBA players are paid for high scorin

    Sports fans hold strong opinions about basketball salaries, but economics professor David Berri developed a statistical method to see which players are the most overpaid.

  • Gas Prices Are the Silver Lining as Economy Weakens Saturday, 2 Jun 2012 | 9:31 PM ET

    Despite the dismal jobs report, there's some good news: Gas prices are falling with at least two states reporting $2.99 a gallon. More states could see gas below $3.

  • Money-Making Athlete Wives Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

  • This Memorial Day weekend, motorists will find gasoline plentiful and at the lowest price it’s been for two years. Good news. And it may get better. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Jobs for Loners Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

  • Chris Christie for Vice President?     Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Will New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie toss his hat into the ring for Vice President? Steve Kornacki, Salon.com and Robert Costa, National Review, weigh in.

  • Space Shuttle's New York Flyover     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    The Space Shuttle Enterprise flies down the Hudson River past CNBC in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

  • Busiest U.S. Trade Hubs Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    U.S. exports are almost certain to hit a record high in 2012, remaining one of the anchors of the nation’s economic recovery. See the list of busiest land, water, and air trade hubs.

  • Ready to Roll Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:09 PM ET

    More than two years after New Jersey approved a measure to legalize marijuana for chronically ill patients, the program may finally be on the verge of allowing dispensaries to open.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Voter Fraud Caught on Tape!     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details of a young man pretending to be U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder and asking for his ballot to vote; Facebook is acquiring photo sharing app, Instagram for $1 billion; and American Express and other gift card sellers say they will pull their products from New Jersey, in protest of a new law that requires companies to collect zip codes of buyers of cards in the Garden State.

  • New Jersey Bets on New Casino     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    A bit of luck and a lot of new investors are what Atlantic City needs right now, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

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