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  • Big business loses sway over House GOP Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L), U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) (C) and U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI).

    With the federal government pushing toward a budget default, big business groups are worried they have lost sway over the GOP majority in the House.

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • What you won’t see in a Chris Christie campaign ad Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    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.

  • Biggest losers in the top states rankings Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    Chicago, Illinois

    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.

  • Is 'right to work' law a competitive advantage? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A worker makes denim jeans in Michigan.

    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.

  • Hawaii: The Worst State for Business in America Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    Traffic in Hawaii.

    Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.

  • The Most Improved States for Business 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 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.

  • Set it in stone! South Dakota is Top State in 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

  • 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.

  • SandRidge Power Struggle Culminates in CEO Ouster Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    Sandridge Energy Inc.

    SandRidge Energy's board of directors removed the energy company's founder and chief executive after a months-long struggle with activist investors.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma Tornado Update   Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:56 PM ET
    Oklahoma Tornado Update

    KFOR reports that 1,000 people have been evacuated into a tunnel at Will Rogers Airport, with CNBC¿s Seema Mody.

  • Tornado Emergency Near Oklahoma City   Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Tornado Hits El Reno

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on a tornado hitting the town of El Reno, just 40 miles West of Oklahoma City.

  • Asteroid to Brush By Earth   Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Asteroid to Brush By Earth

    On Friday, an asteroid is going to make a close brush by Earth, at about 3.5 million miles away. reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Sen. Coburn: We'll Recover, We'll Rebuild   Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:52 PM ET
    Sen. Coburn: We'll Recovery, We'll Rebuild

    President Obama will meet with families affected by the Tornado in Oklahoma on Sunday. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) shares his appreciation for the leadership in his state that has risen amidst tragedy.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma Tragedy Aftermath   Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    Oklahoma Tragedy Aftermath

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the clean-up and recovery efforts in the aftermath of a deadly tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City area.

  • Killer Tornado: Scenes From Oklahoma Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 6:45 AM ET
    A child is rescued from the debris following a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma.

    Monster. That's what they're calling the tornado that barreled through the Oklahoma City area. Here are heartbreaking scenes.

  • Oklahoma: Where Financial Relief Will Come From Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:44 AM ET
    Cars are piled up after a devastating tornado hits Moore, Oklahoma are marked with with spray paint after they were searched for victims.

    Once the dust settles and the victims have been accounted for, Moore, Okla., will begin the gargantuan task of rebuilding itself. It's a task that will take billions of dollars in federal and state aid, insurance claims and charitable donations, the CSM reports.

  • 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.