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  • Courts strike down Utah, Indiana gay marriage bans Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    A woman cheers during the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 8, 2014.

    A federal appeals court and a US District Judge ruled that Utah and Indiana cannot prevent gay people from getting married.

  • States must adapt to thrive in the 'new economy' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    The "new economy" has transformed how states conduct business, both with each other and the broader global marketplace.

  • Why Georgia is 2014's top state for business Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    Georgia slices up the competition in America's Top States for Business 2014, signaling a shift back to the Sun Belt from the energy boomers.

  • 3. Utah Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    There is a buzz about Utah, which is attracting a swarm of business capital. But large class sizes and small budgets hurt education.

  • CNBC's Top State for Business: Utah is No. 3     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    The state of Utah tops out at number 3 on CNBC's top state for business list. CNBC's Scott Cohn says the Beehive State's best category is access to capital, but education remains a weak spot.

  • NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. authorities are probing UBS AG for criminal fraud after a former broker in Puerto Rico allegedly directed clients to improperly borrow money to buy mutual funds that later plunged, according to lawyers representing some of the investors.

  • Why Minnesota policymakers revamped biz taxes Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    Dirk Bak

    If there is a silver lining to Minnesota's current business climate, it's that the legislature was forced to repeal biz sales taxes.

  • Utah's success is gaining national attention Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert

    People are becoming familiar with Utah's Silicon Slopes, a cluster of information technology and software-development firms.

  • Instead of a simple $20 co-pay, I spend $150 out of pocket and get 70 percent of it reimbursed, which works out to about $1,000 more over a school year.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- For 15 years, Massachusetts has been the most economically evolved U.S. state, according to an index released on Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 states.

  • June 10- As U.S. lawsuits seeking gay-marriage rights move toward a likely showdown at the Supreme Court next year, major law firms are rushing to get involved- but only on the side of the proponents.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as President Barack Obama's new health secretary, making her chiefly responsible for implementing the controversial healthcare law known as Obamacare.

  • HOUSTON, June 5- FUELogistics, a privately-held company in Utah, said on Thursday it broke ground on what could be the first crude oil upgrader to open in the United States, and it hopes to turn cheap waxy crudes from the Uintah basin into more lucrative ones.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- For the first time in six years, the share of people who either have a job or are looking for one is on the rise in a majority of U.S. states, a sign one of the deepest scars of the economic crisis could be healing.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The fate of President Barack Obama's new regulations for curbing greenhouse gas emissions from existing U.S. power plants likely lies in the hands of a Washington, D.C., appeals court he largely reshaped through a series of key appointments.

  • FACTBOX-Best places to retire, by the numbers Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Dinner for two at Sioux Falls' Minerva's: $62- $120. Dinner for two at Salt Lake City's Pago: $62- $120. Dinner for two at Richmond's Acacia: $62- $120.

  • Odds are you guessed Florida, or maybe Arizona- two sunny states that have long been popular with the senior set. Lois O'Grady lives in Vermillion, South Dakota. But the region has another thing going for it: South Dakota was recently named the best state to retire in the nation, handily defeating retiree hot spots like Florida.

  • May 6- Western Refining Inc and HollyFrontier Corp said they expect refining margins to grow in coming quarters due to lower crude costs. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery into Midland, Texas, which Western Refining and HollyFrontier access easily, is lower than the price for the benchmark crude in Cushing, Oklahoma.

  • April 29- Huntsman Corp reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by robust demand for its chemicals used in foam insulation, agriculture, energy and additives. Huntsman reported a net income of $54 million, or 22 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $24 million, or 10 cents per share, a year earlier. 1/ 8.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- My family's contribution to the $15 billion annual allergy business tallies up to well over $100 a month, but our costs- like many people's- are adding up differently this year.