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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?
North Dakota moves up from fifth place to third place in the Top States for Business 2013, as shale oil continues its creation of a new economic powerhouse.
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 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.
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.
Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.
Forty-nine states had real GDP growth last year, CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.
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.
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 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.
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.
The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.
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.
For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.
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.
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.
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.