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  • 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.

  • Packers Expanding IPO     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports the Green Bay Packers are expanding its IPO by 30,000 shares.

  • 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.

  • Politics is Bad for Your (Company's) Health Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 1:38 PM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    There are few things more beloved in Wisconsin than sausage—bratwurst in particular. So when people in the state are seriously considering stopping buying their brats from one of its most iconic homegrown firms, you know something is up.

  • Obama Move to the Center is All Talk So Far: Welch Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 8:07 AM ET
    Jack Welch

    President Obama's attempts to move to the political center have been more cosmetic than concrete, author and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch told CNBC.

  • Republicans Target Unions Across State Capitols Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    Republicans who swept into power in state capitols this year with promises to cut spending and bolster the business climate now are beginning to usher in a new era of labor relations.

  • Police Hunt Wisconsin Lawmakers Who Skip Union Vote Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 2:43 PM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    Police officers are looking for Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers who were ordered to attend a vote on a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.