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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Obamacare Insurance Plans to Vary Sharply by State Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Months before Americans buy coverage under Obamacare, it's becoming clear that choices for millions of people will vary depending on where they live. The NYT reports.

  • Rising Repair Costs Could Put Drivers on the Road Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    Car damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy and the economic recovery may have raised repair costs in the Northeast, but drivers there are often close to cheaper ones.

  • 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.

  • Big Deadline, Big Bucks  Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    States have another few hours to decide whether they want to create their own health care marketplace, or partner with the federal government, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Building a Healthy Base  Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Today is the deadline for states opting to partner with the federal government to build a health exchange, or create their own, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • The massive storm approaches the East Coast on Friday morning.

    New York state and Connecticut declared states of emergency, and Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts ordered nonessential state workers to stay home.

  • The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.

  • The Five Highest Tax States for the Highest Earners Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 4:13 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struggles to balance his budget despite taxing his wealthiest citizens at one of the highest rates in the nation

    Virtually every state's tax system unfairly takes from those who make the least, says a new report. But which states take the most from their richest residents?

  • How Corporate America 'Squeezes' Out Its Survival Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    After four years of belt-tightening, American companies are good at squeezing more profit out of every dollar of sales - a skill that chief executives regard as critical in the face of an uncertain economy.

  • Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, dashed through a handful of swing states, stumping for votes on the last day of the race for the White House.

  • Green Mountain strikes coffee deal with Costco Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 4:08 PM ET

    WATERBURY, Vt.-- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has struck a deal with Costco to manufacture store-brand packs of coffee for the retailer. Green Mountain developed two blends for Costco's Kirkland Signature lines, a lighter breakfast blend and a darker roast.

  • A state-by-state look at superstorm's effects Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, killing at least 75 people in the United States. Governor lifts state of emergency and authorizes National Guard to continue cleanup support. Governor sends forest rangers to New York City to help with recovery there.