Virginia and Utah finish in a tie at No. 5 in CNBC's Top States for Business 2013. The first top-five tie in Top State history is a bit of comedown for three time champ Virginia.» Read More
June 19- New health insurance exchanges being set up by the federal government in more than 30 states under President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul could miss an Oct. 1 deadline for open enrollment, a government report said on Wednesday.
LONDON, June 18- Copper fell to a 1-1/ 2 month low on Tuesday as investors remained sidelined awaiting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's clarification on the central bank's plans for its monetary stimulus programme following a two-day policy meeting. Copper posted its steepest weekly decline since mid-April last week.
June 17- The U.S. Senate's debate over a comprehensive immigration bill is intensifying as proponents consider amendments designed to lure more Republican support and at the same time not alienate Democrats who are now on board. It is a difficult balancing act, especially with a self-imposed deadline of the end of June.
Secretary of State John Kerry to press India to reverse government actions they said threaten millions of U.S. jobs in pharmaceutical, information technology and creative industries.
*Myriad Genetics shares rise after ruling, then fall. WASHINGTON, June 13- A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday prohibited patents on naturally occurring human genes but allowed legal protections on synthetically produced genetic material in a compromise ruling hailed as a partial victory for patients and the biotechnology industry.
NEW YORK, June 13- When the state of Mississippi begins offering subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's reform law this year, residents will have only one choice- Magnolia Health Plan- a small insurer little known in most of the country.
*Myriad Genetics shares up more than 10 percent after ruling. WASHINGTON, June 13- In a first of its kind ruling on human genes, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday decided that synthetically produced genetic material can be patented but naturally occurring DNA extracted from the human body cannot.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 13- The market may be too sanguine about the outlook for copper prices, as import demand in top consumer China shows signs of increasing just as an anticipated global supply surplus is looking vulnerable.
Human resources executives from Adobe, Broadcom, Intel, Motorola Solutions and other corporations met with dozens of lawmakers and senior advisers on Wednesday from the congressional committees in charge of immigration laws.
*Booz Allen Hamilton says has fired Snowden. *Google and others seek loosening of secrecy on requests.
June 9- Decades-old laws barring foreign ownership of farmland in Iowa, Missouri and at least three other Midwest states may complicate Shuanghui International's $4.7 billion planned purchase of U.S. pork powerhouse Smithfield Foods.
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.
An early peek this week at how the euro zone economy performed in April could cement the case for the next installment in monetary easing by the world's major central banks.
One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.
Toyota Motor has settled a wrongful death lawsuit that was to go to court next month and serve as a test case for hundreds of others involving sudden acceleration.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Employers added 171,000 people to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov 2- The U.S. ``Unemployment is, and should be, a central focus of monetary policy right now,'' San Francisco Fed President John Williams told a group of community leaders here. ``We have substantial scope to use monetary policy to stimulate the economy without creating too much upward pressure on prices.''.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov 2- The U.S. ``Unemployment is, and should be, a central focus of monetary policy right now,'' San Francisco Fed President John Williams said in remarks prepared for delivery to a group of community leaders here. ``We have substantial scope to use monetary policy to stimulate the economy without creating too much upward pressure on prices.''.
*Profit ex-items $2.55/ share, misses $2.83 analysts' view. Increasing output from the wellhead is a struggle for many big oil companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell.