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  • Outside money fills airwaves in tight Senate races Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS-- Campaign cash from outside political groups is flooding into conservative states with close Senate races like Indiana, Arizona and Montana, where residents are more accustomed to local news promos between football games than the relentless, often snarky attack ads.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Titan Machinery Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A Baird analyst on Wednesday reaffirmed his "Buy" rating for Titan Machinery Inc., saying that while the third quarter could prove to be tough, he's confident that the company is on track to meet its long-term profit expectations.

  • ND 2nd quarter taxable sales up 42 percent Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:46 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- Taxable sales and purchases in North Dakota during April, May and June grew nearly 42 percent compared to the second quarter of last year, to more than $6.4 billion. Tax Commissioner Cory Fong says the economic growth is spread across nearly all major industry sectors.

  • ATLANTA, Oct 2- The percentage of U.S. high school students who drink and drive has dropped by more than half in two decades, in part due to tougher laws against driving under the influence of alcohol, federal health officials said on Tuesday.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • 10 NDSU players plead guilty to petition fraud Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    FARGO, N.D.-- Ten North Dakota State University football players pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor election fraud and were sentenced to community service for faking signatures on proposed ballot measure petitions that they were hired to collect.

  • Wheat production mixed in the Dakotas this year Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    FARGO, N.D.-- Wheat production this year is up in North Dakota but down in South Dakota. The federal Agriculture Department's annual small grains summary shows spring wheat production up 53 percent in North Dakota, durum wheat up 133 percent and winter wheat up 189 percent.

  • Oil regulator expects ND 'discounts' to abate Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Lynn Helms says North Dakota crude oil also could be in demand to make jet fuel for Delta Air Lines Inc.. He says they'll make it easier for North Dakota crude oil to flow to refineries in Texas and the Gulf Coast. The airline is exploring getting North Dakota crude, because it's cheaper than oil from Britain's North Sea.

  • AFL-CIO endorses boycott of American Crystal Sugar Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The AFL-CIO has endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to protest its 14- month lockout of union workers.

  • Dry conditions help harvest of late season crops Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    FARGO, N.D.-- Dry conditions have allowed North Dakota farmers to continue a rapid pace of harvesting late season crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn was 98 percent mature and 36 percent harvested, well ahead of last year and the five-year average. The dry edible bean harvest was 95 percent complete.

  • Airline to cancel federal subsidy for ND airport Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- An airline that for two decades has received federal subsidies to fly to a small North Dakota city says it no longer needs taxpayer help because the oil boom in the area has made the service self-sufficient.

  • Survey suggests little economic growth in Midwest Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.-- Little or no economic growth is likely this year in most of the nine Midwest and Plains states covered by a survey of business leaders, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma, according to the report released Monday.

  • ND Legislature may take up lockout benefit dispute Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- A lawmaker says he's expecting the North Dakota Legislature to take up the issue of whether workers who are locked out of their jobs should get unemployment benefits. The North Dakota Supreme Court is considering whether state law provides jobless benefits for about 400 locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar Co..

  • Chamber launches voter mobilization effort Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.

  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • Cities With Lowest & Highest Unemployment     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    While Bismarck, North Dakota is seeing the best of times with an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent, El Centro, California has a rate of 28.2 percent. Sedalia Sanders, mayor of El Centro, weighs in.

  • 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.

  • Continental Resources CEO on Shale Boom     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 7:09 PM ET

    Harold Hamm, Continental Resources founder, chairman & CEO, discusses the huge potential in developing oil resources in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields, and a look at where gasoline prices are headed, with Lacey Plache, Edmonds.com chief economist.

  • Could Fracking De-Rail the Energy Boom?     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:22 PM ET

    Will controversy surrounding the chemicals used in "fracking" put a potential U.S. energy boom on hold? CNBC's Brian Shactman has the details.

  • To Frack or Not To Frack: N. Dakota's Dilemma Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 12:10 PM ET

    There is a huge operating cost to drill down two miles and then two more miles laterally to find oil. The process of fracking — or hydraulic fracturing — is both costly and controversial.