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  • Ex-CalPERS head to plead guilty Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Signage stands outside the offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) in Sacramento, California.

    The former head of the largest public pension system is set to plead guilty for illegally steering private equity placement fees to a friend.

  • How one start-up is trying to raise credit scores Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    A better credit score may eventually be just be a few mouse clicks away.

  • China's Alibaba chooses NYSE for US IPO Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 12:48 PM ET
    Softbank president Masayoshi Son.

    China's Alibaba plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol "BABA," dealing a blow to rival Nasdaq.

  • 14. Tennessee Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Businesses that choose Tennessee are rewarded with a stellar workforce and an excellent infrastructure. But crime hurts quality of life.

  • 8. Virginia (Tie) Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Virginia offers a welcoming business climate. But its proximity to the nation’s capitol is now a curse as the federal government shrinks.

  • 3. Utah Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    There is a buzz about Utah, which is attracting a swarm of business capital. But large class sizes and small budgets hurt education.

  • 11. South Dakota Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Mount Rushmore State offers monumentally-friendly business regulations, but costs have risen along with the state’s profile.

  • 39. Kentucky Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Bluegrass State offers America’s lowest cost of living. But the state economy has suffered badly from the decline of the coal industry.

  • 13. Arizona Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Grand Canyon state offers a growing and independent workforce and good access to capital. But, its the education system is ranked last.

  • The car that can outfox speed cameras Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 12:23 PM ET
    2015 Hyundai Genesis

    Hyundai is showing off a new system that will automatically slow a vehicle down to avoid a ticket.

  • Student loan forgiveness may be coming Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    The "Pay As You Earn" plan caps payments at 10 percent of their income, and the balance will be forgiven after 20 years of on-time payments.

  • Smart home tech: Cool but does it save money? Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Vivint Sky Control Panel.

    Smart home technology is state-of-the-art and undeniably cool. But does it help where it really matters— in consumers' pockets?

  • IMF sees no brutal slowdown in China Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 5:25 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde

    Global economic activity should accelerate in 2015, Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, adding that the IMF did not expect a sharp slowdown in China.

  • Hotels are going to the dogs - for your enjoyment Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    At the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, guests can take Mavis, a Lab/Retriever mix or Beau, a Yellow Labrador, for a walk.

    Fluffy pillows might make hotel guests feel welcome, but sometimes face time with a pet is what a road warrior might be craving.

  • Pershing Square surges 25% in first half Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    William Ackman's main fund climbed 25% during the first half of 2014, ranking him as one of the year's top hedge fund industry performers.

  • Commercialization: Greatest threat to the Internet? Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Experts are more worried about commercialization of the Internet than about surveillance or errant nation-states blocking services, Re/code reports.

  • ECB surprises with meeting changes, minutes Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank will publish further details of its new long-term lending program for banks later on Thursday, Mario Draghi said.

  • A Gap employee folds clothes at a Gap Store in San Fransisco, California.

    The final reading on U.S. services sector activity hit its highest in 4-1/2 years, pushed by increasing new business activity and hiring, a survey showed.

  • Fund managers set their sights on unloved Japan Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    After what has been a difficult start to the year for Japanese equities, fund managers are now upping their allocations to the sector.

  • It's still the US vs. Germany in World Cup apparel Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    Germany's Andre Schurrle reacts after scoring a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match between Germany and Algeria on June 30, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

    Nike of the U.S. and Germany's Adidas and Puma, the three largest soccer apparel companies, poured marketing money into the tournament.