July 18- Severe levels of dryness persisted in the nation's midsection, south and in the western half of the country, though the land area suffering from the worst of it was shrinking, according to a weekly drought report issued on Thursday. Nearly 99 percent of New Mexico was in severe or worse drought, though the worst levels of drought did recede over the last week.
WASHINGTON, July 18- Hoping to gain the high ground in an escalating war of words over Obamacare, the U.S. administration on Thursday forecast sharply lower than expected insurance costs for consumers and small businesses in new online state healthcare exchanges.
WASHINGTON, July 17- With a smile periodically playing across his face, Ben Bernanke almost looked pleased to face questions from members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, but that might be because he knows that it was for the last time.
Exploration and production companies are under pressure to reduce the amount of freshwater used in dry areas like Texas and to cut the high costs of hauling millions of barrels of water to oil and gas wells and later to underground disposal wells.
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.
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.
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.
BOSTON, July 10- Hedge fund manager William Ackman's strong returns have made him into one of Wall Street's biggest managers, but even he may struggle to raise $1 billion in the next week for a single stock fund whose target he won't identify, say investors.
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?
*Third plant may gain USDA approval this week. USDA will also be obliged to assign meat inspectors to the plant. "The Administration has requested Congress to reinstate the ban on horse slaughter," the USDA said in a statement. "
The crew from the Prescott, Arizona, Fire Department was killed on Sunday when the fast-moving blaze trapped them near Yarnell, a town about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix. Temperatures were likely to hit well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Fresno, California, Phoenix and to the north in Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, according to Accuweather.com.
NEW YORK, June 30- About 550,000 people in Oregon do not have health insurance, and Aaron Karjala is confident the state's new online insurance exchange will be able to accommodate them when enrollment under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform begins on Oct. 1.
Now, the USDA is obliged to assign meat inspectors to the plant. The USDA also said it may soon issue similar grants for plants in Missouri and Iowa. It is not known when the plant will start production, but two bills in Congress want to ban horse slaughter and President Obama has asked Congress to ban it.
WASHINGTON, June 27- President Barack Obama has tapped renewable energy advocate Ron Binz as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency that has made headlines in the past year with tough enforcement actions against Wall Street banks.
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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.
June 19- New health insurance exchanges being set up by the federal government in more than 30 states under President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul could miss an Oct. 1 deadline for open enrollment, a government report said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, June 13- When the state of Mississippi begins offering subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's reform law this year, residents will have only one choice- Magnolia Health Plan- a small insurer little known in most of the country.