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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Earsplitting Toy Chicken Yanked Over Safety Fears Friday, 31 May 2013 | 4:52 PM ET
    The Dan-Dee “Chicken Dance” Easter Chicken is being recalled for being too loud.

    Fred Meyer is recalling a $20 Easter toy sold in four western states because the music it plays is too loud and could possibly cause hearing damage.

  • Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon   Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    Unapproved Wheat Found In Oregon

    The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • 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.

  • How to Buy a Dream House (When It's Not for Sale) Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    With home listings down as the housing market heats up, some buyers are refusing to wait until the for-sale signs appear.

  • New York Cracks Down on Jobless Discrimination Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:29 PM ET
    Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York City.

    The New York City Council on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against out-of-work job seekers.

  • Portland's Real Estate Market   Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Portland's Real Estate Market

    Taking a closer look at the real estate market in Portland, Oregon, with Brad Golik, Luxury Condo Specialist.

  • 'Rich Tax' Puts California on Risky Path: Expert Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Jerry Brown, Governor of California

    Relying on the wealthiest taxpayers can turn into budget turmoil when the market slides, according to analysts.

  • Chinese Firm Wins A123 Despite US Tech Transfer Fears Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
    A123 Systems logo

    China's largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems Inc, a bankrupt maker of electric car batteries that was funded with U.S. government money, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • Oregon's Nike Tax Deal   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 7:22 PM ET
    Oregon's Nike Tax Deal

    Nike pledges to create 500 jobs, and spend $150 million in return tax, if legislators pass a deal to preserve the company's tax status for at least 5 years, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Oregon's Sprint to Keep Nike   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 2:57 PM ET
    Oregon's Sprint to Keep Nike

    Nike was founded at the University of Oregon, and is a core piece of the state's identity. Nike asked the state for a guarantee that their current tax status would be preserved for at least five years, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Will Oregon Play Ball With Nike?   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 6:43 AM ET
    Will Oregon Play Ball With Nike?

    The Governor of Oregon is calling the State legislature into a special session today to make sure Nike stays happy. CNBC's Brian Shactman has the story on jobs.

  • Distrust in Congress Complicates 'Cliff' Talks Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

  • At $7 a Cup, This Starbucks Joe is Black Gold Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    At $7 a Cup, This Starbucks Joe is Black Gold

    Starbucks is serving up a new $7 coffee called, "Costa Rica Finca Palmilera". Only 48 stores in nationwide sell the exotic beans, with 46 stores located in Seattle and Portland. Coffee lovers will have to fork out $40 for a half-pound.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday on speculation the U.S. presidential election will produce a clear winner, removing a major source of uncertainty that has dogged investors. ``I think it's relief that hopefully the election will be over,'' said Fred Dickson, chief market strategist at D.A. Davidson& Co. in Lake Oswego, Oregon.