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  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • President Barack Obama is reflected on a glass table as he appears on television screens at an electronics shop in 2008 during a segment of a 30-minute prime-time infomercial.

    If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.

  • Virginia is for big companies and its best talent spoiled by long-term government contracts., while Massachusetts' Cambridge is now the hottest place for start-ups in the country.

  • Top States for Business: Swing States     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn and Eamon Javers offer insight on the state of the business climate for three key political swing states: Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio.

  • Texas Is America's Top State for Business Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Dallas, Texas

    The Lone Star State is tops again, displacing Virginia, which didn't even finish second this year. And who's last? Rhode Island.

  • Maryland routinely ranks behind Virginia and North Carolina in CNBC's "Top States for Business" study because of a poor showing in these two areas, says Larry Hogan, chairman of Change Maryland.

  • In this video Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell reveals why he thinks his state is a top state for business. To vote for Virginia tweet your vote to #TopStatesVA.

  • More Megaprojects Kicked to Private Investors Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Chicago skyline dusk

    "We absolutely have to look at other ways" to pay for infrastructure, one former state official said. "There's only so much bonding you can do."

  • Tale of a Housing Recovery     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    There's new evidence the housing market may be headed for a turnaround. CNBC's Diana Olick has the story from one of the nation's hardest hit counties.

  • Busiest U.S. Trade Hubs Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    U.S. exports are almost certain to hit a record high in 2012, remaining one of the anchors of the nation’s economic recovery. See the list of busiest land, water, and air trade hubs.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Virginia: Open for Business!     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Larry Kudlow reports a powerful 7.0 earthquake hit Mexico City. Also, Gov. Bob McDonnell, (R-VA) discusses how low taxes and pro-business policies put his state on the road to recovery and dropped the unemployment rate to 5.7% in February.

  • 'Super Tuesday' Race for GOP Crown     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has an update on the 424 delegates up for grabs in today's "Super Tuesday" Republican Presidential primary, and discusses what's at stake for the candidates in Ohio, Georgia, and Virginia, with Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA).

  • New Careers After 50 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:31 PM ET
    If you want to be a model, a bike messenger or a ball boy, it pays to be young. However, if you want a job in which you’re expected to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over 50 have the advantage. They’ve been around the block a few times, and they have years of hard-earned knowledge with which no amount of postgraduate education can compete.However, job-hunters over the age of 50 may be apprehensive about what’s out there. Will they be written off prematurely thanks to ageism? Will

    It pays to be young. but if you want to convey reliability, wisdom or gravitas, people over age 50 have the edge. See the new careers for workers over 50.

  • Virginia Primary: Was Getting on the Ballot So Hard? Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 2:23 AM ET
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry failed to collect enough signatures to get on the primary ballot in Virginia. Yes, the state has tough rules, but other candidates have managed to register, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Kit Homes Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 3:12 PM ET
    Despite seemingly endless interest in decorating, landscaping, buying, staging, and selling houses (see: HGTV), actually  a house is a mysterious  process that is mostly left to professionals. But for a number of homeowners, buying and in some cases assembling a prefabricated home holds appeal. Buying a home as a kit can streamline the process of custom-building a home.  While the prices aren’t bargain-basement, kit homes can cost less. Keep in mind that these homes cost more to build than just

    Building a house is a mysterious process that is mostly left to professionals. But for some homeowners, buying and in some cases assembling, a prefabricated home holds appeal.

  • Companies with the Happiest Employees Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
    In 2011, Google was named the “Happiest Company in America” in an annual survey by job satisfaction–focused web resource CareerBliss.com. http://www.careerbliss.com/ Lately, however, Google’s looking a little blue: In the most recent survey, the Internet search engine company didn’t even make the top 50.Various industries made it onto the 2012 CareerBliss survey, including financial giants, utility companies, pharmaceutical corporations, and even the U.S. military. Retail and hospitality compani

    Various industries made it onto the 2012 CareerBliss list, the 50 Happiest Companies for America , including financial giants, utility companies, pharmaceutical corporations and even the U.S. military.

  • Homes of the GOP Candidates Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    When every part of a presidential candidate’s life and history goes under the microscope, it’s not surprising that some of their homes have led to controversy. In fact, for one candidate, two properties have become the center of a heated debate.

    Click ahead to learn about these abodes, located in nine states, and find out who owns, has owned, or rents each house.

  • September 11 Memorials Across America Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    During the decade-long period of healing, people in towns across America have been erecting memorials to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. There are some 500 recorded memorials in the U.S. and more are underway or planned. Most of them are in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut, home to the majority of the victims. Others are hundreds of miles away, such as one in North Dakota. The memorials vary widely in size, design and cost. Some are public, others private.

    During the decade-long period of healing, people in towns across America have been erecting memorials to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. Click to see the photos.

  • Insurance Shares Rally as Irene Estimates Fall Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    Flooding in Vermont

    Loss estimates from Hurricane Irene continued to fall and ratings agencies said insurers would have no problem with claims, helping boost insurance industry shares Wednesday.

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