• Top State for Business: Virginia     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story behind this year's top state for business: Virginia.

  • There are some interesting changes among the ranks of America’s Top—and bottom—States for Business. Accordingly, we’ve adjusted the categories. Here is the updated methodology:

  • America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    The state is tops for the third time in five years. 

  • Tax Haven on the Prairie     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    A tiny brick house in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is listed as the legal business address for more than 2,000 companies. Insight with Brian Grow, Reuters.

  • America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    The Tar Heel State came in 3rd this year,  just shy of the No. 2 spot.

  • Top State Countdown: North Carolina     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals North Carolina scored high points for workforce, infrastructure, and low taxes, making it a perennial contender for top state.

  • Greece's Tax Troubles     Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports high taxes is fueling much of the anger in Greece.

  • New Jersey Seeks Bridge Loan to Cover Cash Shortage Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 10:52 AM ET
    NJ Turnpike Toll

    The state of New Jersey is negotiating a credit line for up to $2.25 billion to cover a shortfall in the state budget, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.

  • America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    The Peach State moves into the top five, piling up 1513 points.

  • America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    The Rocky Mountain State slid from third place in 2010 to the No. 5 spot in CNBC's 2011 edition of America's Top States for Business.

  • CNBC Poll —Top States For Business 2011 Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 7:02 AM ET
    America's Top States for Business 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    tell us what you think are the most important considerations in dedicing where to start or relocate a busines.

  • US Debt Deadline Unlikely to Deviate Much Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:21 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is not expected to significantly shift the Aug. 2 date when the government will have exhausted all of its emergency measures to stave off default, a source familiar with the administration's efforts said Monday.

  • The economy is skidding, and President Obama is fresh out of “progressive” fixes. To create the appearance of action, the President promotes education, even though millions of recent graduates are working at venues like Starbucks, and taps the strategic petroleum reserve, when stalling growth has already pushed down gas prices for six consecutive weeks.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in our five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.

  • Tax the Super Rich?     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    Will taxing the super wealthy get us out of our national debt crisis? Opposing views on how to balance the budget, with Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, and Michael Linden, Center for American Progress.

  • Debt Deal Without Tax Hike?     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    Discussing whether a debt ceiling agreement can be reached without raising taxes, with David Waddell, Waddell & Associates, and Tanya Acker, attorney.

  • Countdown to Default     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    Reduce spending or increase taxes? Rep. Phil Roe, (R-TN), and Rep. John Yarmuth, (D-KY) discussing whether an agreement on a budget compromise can be reached before the August deadline.

  • Risk Management Key in Financial Innovation: Report Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 5:20 AM ET

    Investors have been disappointed by popular financial innovations, including portable alpha and structured products, and current innovations, including Exchange Traded Funds, could be storing up risks for the future, according to a new report by Principal Global Investors and Citi.

  • Has the U.S. Gone to Pot?     Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Debating the pros and cons of reforming America's marijuana laws, with Keith Stroup, NORML founder, and Bob Hamer, retired FBI agent.

  • Mangiero: No Pension Checks for the Postman to Deliver? Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
    Postal worker

    The mail gets delivered in rain or snow but it might not include pension checks for postal workers. According to a June 22, 2011 press release from the United States Postal Service, it intends to suspend what it owes to its pension plan as a way to “conserve cash and preserve liquidity.” By doing so, it frees up $800 million in cash for the current fiscal year.

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