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  • Video: Gov. Walker Spoke of 'Divide and Conquer' Friday, 11 May 2012 | 1:23 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    Newly released footage from January 2011 shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker describing a "divide and conquer" strategy for going after the state's public employee unions.

  • Wisconsin Governor Recall to Be Rematch Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    It's Milwaukee's mayor versus Gov. Scott Walker in the historic June recall election, setting up a rematch after a year of turmoil over budget cuts and union rights.

  • Indiana's Lugar in Fight as Voters Decide 4 Primaries Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
    Senator Richard Lugar

    With Mitt Romney expected to coast to victory in three GOP presidential primaries, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar's re-election fight is the highest-profile contest in four states.

  • Romney Hopes for Victory in Wisconsin Primary Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 10:49 AM ET
    Mitt Romney greets volunteers at a phone bank for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

    Mitt Romney's hopes for a solid win in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary may depend on a strong showing along Interstate 94, which bisects Milwaukee's GOP-rich western suburbs.

  • States With the Best Credit Scores Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 5:09 PM ET
    In January 2010, the average credit score in the United States was 692, according to  Today, it’s between 700 and 710, according to John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at  a credit-monitoring website. In an interview with CNBC.com, he said that reduction of credit-card debt is the main factor behind increased credit scores. “There’s no doubt,” he said.If average credit scores are rising because consumers have begun to pay down their credit-card debts, then economic conditions must be

    Not all states are created equal. Read ahead to see which states have the best credit scores in the country.

  • Gunning for Greater Job Growth     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), discusses job creation in his state and weighs in on the GOP race for the White House.

  • Gov. Walker on Recall Effort     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), defends his position on union reforms, and discusses whether a recall effort against him will embolden public unions to flex their muscles nationwide.

  • A Gathering Storm Over ‘Right to Work’ in Indiana Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    State hearing room

    Leaders of Indiana's state legislature say their No. 1 priority when session opens Wednesday will be to push through a  a right-to-work law, aimed at curbing private sector unions, the New York Times reports.

  • Busiest Cities for the Holidays Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Despite continuing economic troubles,  this holiday season. According to a new report from AAA, an anticipated 42.5 million will be traveling 50 miles or more, which is 4 percent more than last year.  To find out where the greatest numbers of those Americans will be traveling, Bert Sperling of  looked at airline flight statistics from last year. The resulting top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays. However, the list was not determined just

    Despite continuing economic troubles, more Americans are planning to travel this holiday season. The following top 10 busiest cities are those that have the highest percentage of flights during the holidays.

  • 10 Highly Paid Rookies Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    For many people, a first job is an entry-level position whose greatest form of payment is experience. People taking these jobs have to slowly climb the ladder and prove themselves before they can earn better money. They have to pay their dues.For professional athletes, there is no entry-level job--they’re put on the field on day one and expected to deliver the goods. Rookie athletes are well-compensated for this, and for many sports fans, the players’ salaries and contracts are almost as fascina

    Check out our list of rookie athletes who received huge paydays to play for major league teams!

  • Packers CEO & Stadium Expansion     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    Sharing insight into how the NFL league is faring financially since the recession and the latest on the stadium construction, with Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers president/CEO and CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • In Wisconsin Recall, Signs of a Tea Party Backlash? Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    Wisconsin will hold its final two recall elections Tuesday amid signs that the bellwether state might be swinging back left after jumping on the tea party bandwagon in 2010, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • In Wisconsin, a Big Recall Push Comes Up Short Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    The outcome was seen as a victory for Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican whose move to curtail collective bargaining rights for public workers this year set off a firestorm of protests, then counterprotests and finally a summer of unprecedented recall efforts, the New York Times reports.

  • 10 Luxurious Golf Courses Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Donald Trump has long dreamed of building a luxury golf resort in Scotland, the birthplace of his beloved game. The $1.2 billion course was scheduled to open in July 2012, but according to statements to the UK press on June 20, 2011, it’s on hold until the financial crisis blows over. "The world has crashed," , and finishing the project “will depend on the markets.” Luckily, avid golfers don’t have to wait until the economy finally turns around, as there are plenty of impressive facilities right

    There are plenty of impressive golf courses across the US. Click to see some of the most luxurious ones!

  • If there’s ever a year for a state like North Dakota to shake up the coveted top five of  CNBC's Top States For Business rankings, this would seem to be it.

  • Is Wisconsin's Union Crackdown Good for Business? Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 3:36 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s highly controversial plan to rein in public employee unions is still tied up in the courts. But one reason fellow governors are watching Wisconsin so closely—beyond the bare-knuckled politics—is Walker’s claim that, among other things, the plan would mean Wisconsin is “open for business.”

  • Wisconsin Judge Blocks Union Law Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    A protestor holds a sign during a demonstration inside the Wisconsin State Capitol.

    A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.

  • Wisconsin Enacts Union Curbs, Rescinds Layoffs Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has officially taken away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of the state's public employees.

  • Wisconsin Assembly Cuts Union Bargaining Rights Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 5:57 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    Wisconsin lawmakers voted Thursday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state's public workers, ending a heated standoff over labor rights and delivering a key victory to Republicans who have targeted unions in efforts to slash government spending nationwide.

  • Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.