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  • Best of the Best Top States: Third Place     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the economy of North Dakota has boosted the state to third place this year. The state is still one of the worst for technology and innovation.

  • The new geography of American prosperity Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    The reality today is that all things are not equal among states. Americans migrate toward job growth, and job growth in some states is undeniably outpacing job growth in others.

  • Senators Push Bill to Scrap Two Mortgage Firms Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 8:06 PM ET

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.

  • 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.

  • Top States for Business: Economic Growth     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    Forty-nine states had real GDP growth last year, CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • 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.

  • A Few Voices Warn of US Energy Revolution 'Hype' Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Shale Rock from fracking.

    U.S. energy independence is seen almost as a holy grail, and soaring shale production has heightened hopes that the country may actually get there. But not everyone's so sure.

  • OPEC Holds Line on Output, Surprising None Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.

  • 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.

  • Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • Power Shift: Energy Boom Dawning in America Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.

    NBC News and CNBC look at the implications US energy independence would have for the economy, other types of energy, foreign policy and the environment.

  • Despite Gains, Many Are Still Spending Less Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • 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.

  • Shale Gas Boom Now Visible From Space Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    Oil companies at the heart of the US shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined in a practice causing growing concern about the waste of resources and damage to the environment.

  • Top U.S. lawmakers voiced rising fear on Sunday that the country would go over "the fiscal cliff" in nine days, and some Republicans charged that was President Barack Obama's goal.

  • KKR's Makes Residential Development Deal in ND     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Ralph Rosenberg, KKR, and Tom Rolfstad, Williston, North Dakota, head of economic development, discusses the highlights of a private equity deal to develop housing in Williston, North Dakota.

  • Shares of Marathon rose nearly 3 percent in afternoon New York Stock Exchange trading. The company reported better-than-expected oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford formation in south Texas and the Bakken shale in North Dakota, according to analysts at Houston based energy investment bank Simmons& Co..

  • HOUSTON, Nov 6- EOG Resources Inc plans to spend less on ``money-losing'' natural gas drilling next year, which will result in lower capital expenditures, the company's chief executive said Tuesday. EOG is drilling for pricier crude oil in basins including the Eagle Ford in south Texas and the Bakken in North Dakota while slowing natural gas drilling.

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 4- In this era of pipelines spanning thousands of miles, the idea of shipping crude across North America in railway cars might seem a quaint throwback to the oil pioneering days of the West.