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  • Oil sinks to 3-week low; Libya ends oil shortage Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    Drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Crude oil dropped as supply fears began to ease after Libya declared an end to an oil crisis that has slashed exports.

  • What holiday in the Hamptons says about Wall St. Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    It's summertime and the living, at least in the Hamptons, is looking pretty easy.

  • Party on: Hurricane will only help holiday spending Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    Neither wind nor rain nor a storm named Arthur will keep Americans from making July Fourth the busiest travel weekend of the summer.

  • 'River' runs in airplane's aisles after water leak Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    Boeing Airbus A380

    A Qantas Airbus A380 had to turn back to Los Angeles after a water leak flooded the aisles while 30,000 feet over the Pacific. NBC News reports.

  • Global warming, aging to hit global growth: OECD Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    Global growth will slow due to a combination of aging population, global warming and a slowdown in emerging markets, the OECD warns.

  • Parasailing deaths prompt crack down on safety Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    Millions of people enjoy parasailing over lakes and beaches across the country, but many don't know that the industry is mostly unregulated.

  • 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.