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  • Utility’s Role in Convention Tests Obama Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:58 AM ET
    President Barack Obama (L), James E. Rogers (R)

    The intersection of Duke Energy’s interests and its support for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is testing President Obama’s pledge to free the party’s gathering from business and lobbyist support, The New York Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama is reflected on a glass table as he appears on television screens at an electronics shop in 2008 during a segment of a 30-minute prime-time infomercial.

    If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.

  • 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.

  • Texas Is America's Top State for Business Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Dallas, Texas

    The Lone Star State is tops again, displacing Virginia, which didn't even finish second this year. And who's last? Rhode Island.

  • Maryland routinely ranks behind Virginia and North Carolina in CNBC's "Top States for Business" study because of a poor showing in these two areas, says Larry Hogan, chairman of Change Maryland.

  • $8.25 Million Glass House Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:37 PM ET
    Behold the Taghkanic House, presiding over a gentleman’s farm in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley, a two-hour drive from New York City.  The most visible part of this largely invisible contemporary home consists of an 1,800-square-foot glass pavilion. Glass houses always raise questions of privacy. However, in this case such practical concerns are addressed so that the majority of the home's living space consists of hidden subterranean chambers.

    Behold the Taghkanic House, presiding over a gentleman’s farm in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley, a two-hour drive from New York City.

  • Salvaged Sanctuaries: Homes Made from Junk Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 4:53 PM ET
    Location: Berkeley, Calif.This small and very green two-bedroom home designed by  incorporates more than 100 salvaged car roofs on its second-story walls. The roofs were harvested from gray cars that were left for scrap at junkyards. The awnings were formed from Dodge Caravan side windows. (The firm’s website points out that what was once America’s bestselling minivan is now one of junkyards’ most commonly found minivans.) The first floor exterior walls are lined with poplar bark, a waste produc

    As the world gets more crowded and landfills fill up more of the land, people are looking for ways to build homes using fewer raw materials and more repurposed old materials.

  • Campaigns Blitz 9 Swing States in a Battle of Ads Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 11:19 AM ET
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics, The New York Times reports.

  • Indiana's Lugar in Fight as Voters Decide 4 Primaries Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    Senator Richard Lugar

    With Mitt Romney expected to coast to victory in three GOP presidential primaries, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar's re-election fight is the highest-profile contest in four states.

  • 'Hunger Games' Mill Town for Sale Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:55 PM ET
    Henry River Mills Hunger Games Movie North Carolina

    Until recently, Henry River Mill Village in Hildebran, N.C., was deserted and mostly forgotten. That all changed when The Hunger Games cast and crew descended upon North Carolina last summer to shoot the movie.

  • Scarcity Solutions: Apple's Solar Solution     Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 2:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Apple's plan to "green" its image by building a powerful data center that could potentially draw 10-15 percent of its power from solar energy.

  • Rock Star Homes Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Musicians often have humble beginnings to their careers, sometimes playing on a subway platform or performing on the street for spare change. For the lucky ones who attain musical super stardom, they can afford previously unheard-of luxuries. And some of them buy star-worthy homes.This collection features the habitations of performers from rock to pop and beyond. We’ve got two glamorous homes associated with American Idol, and two not-to-be-believed properties in New York City. Let’s begin this

    This collection features the habitations of performers from rock to pop and beyond. We’ve got two glamorous homes associated with 'American Idol,' and two not-to-be-believed properties in New York.

  • Homes Inspired by Nature Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside. Some homes are designed with prominent features that bring the outdoors in.  This is not simply a matter of throwing together a few house plants, or including lots of windows and sliding glass doors or planning for a stone accent wall or some exposed wooden beams. Some homeowners, designers and architects take their love of nature further by bringing in and building in parts o

    While some homeowners see their abodes as shelter from the elements, others want to embrace nature and invite it inside.

  • Manning and Tebow Trade?     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell shares details of Peyton Manning's meeting with Broncos' Executive VP, Football Operations John Elway and head coach John Fox last week.

  • 10 Richest US Presidential Candidates Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!

  • In Silicon Valley, The Ripe Scent of New Money Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 5:37 AM ET
    Map of Silicon Valley

    The start-up boom means there are more freshly minted millionaires looking to manage their wealth. And Wall Street firms are happy to help, for a fee. The New York times reports.

  • Kit Homes Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 3:12 PM ET
    Despite seemingly endless interest in decorating, landscaping, buying, staging, and selling houses (see: HGTV), actually  a house is a mysterious  process that is mostly left to professionals. But for a number of homeowners, buying and in some cases assembling a prefabricated home holds appeal. Buying a home as a kit can streamline the process of custom-building a home.  While the prices aren’t bargain-basement, kit homes can cost less. Keep in mind that these homes cost more to build than just

    Building a house is a mysterious process that is mostly left to professionals. But for some homeowners, buying and in some cases assembling, a prefabricated home holds appeal.

  • Allen Stanford Back in Court     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 10:33 AM ET

    Allen Stanford is expected in court today for a hearing where a judge will determine if he is competent to stand trial, with CNBC's Scott Cohn in Houston.

  • Busiest Cities for the Holidays Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Despite continuing economic troubles,  this holiday season. According to a new report from AAA, an anticipated 42.5 million will be traveling 50 miles or more, which is 4 percent more than last year.  To find out where the greatest numbers of those Americans will be traveling, Bert Sperling of  looked at airline flight statistics from last year. The resulting top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays. However, the list was not determined just

    Despite continuing economic troubles, more Americans are planning to travel this holiday season. The following top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays.

  • Most Expensive College Towns Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    College days have long been associated with ramen diets and budget-minded lifestyles. However, the sketchy, overcrowded housing often found around colleges doesn’t fully represent the communities surrounding many universities. Nonstudents and students alike value college towns and cities for their vibrant arts communities and other cultural amenities, including indie film houses, live theater, concerts, and prominent guest lecturers, or even to live as super-fans of the local winning sports team

    Check out the 10 most expensive college towns, ranked from the least to the most expensive, including two towns from the same state university system.