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  • What the Government Pays to Snoop on You Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Paid for by tax dollars, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology companies can vary wildly.

  • Fast rising mortgage rates are dire for housing Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    You don't see it now, and you won't for a few months, but higher mortgage raise will force a major pause in the housing recovery.

  • Judge Says Apple Conspired to Raise Prices on E-Books Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    The Barnes & Noble Nook, left, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

    In a major ruling on e-commerce, a federal judge decides that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, and says a trial for damages will follow. Apple vows to appeal.

  • Wholesale inventories plunge most since 2011 Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    US wholesale inventories fell, the second straight monthly decline and a sign that restocking by businesses could weigh against economic growth in the second quarter.

  • The worst states for business Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Los Angeles freeway traffic.

    If we are going to have Top States, we have to have Bottom States. Find out which states bottomed out for business.

  • In the race to the bottom, US dollar falls behind Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    If there is a global currency devaluation war, the U.S. is losing. Of course, that's good news for those who like a strong American currency.

  • Higher student loan rate may still be best option Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Students scrambling to find an alternative to the student loans that recently got a lot pricier may want to save their energy. Even at the higher rate, a Stafford loan is still a good deal.

  • Top States for business: Did yours make the cut? Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    CNBC ranked all 50 states on a variety of factors, including economy, workforce and cost of living to come up with the Top States for Business 2013. Where does your state rank?

  • The Most Improved States for Business 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 2013

    More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.

  • Set it in stone! South Dakota is Top State in 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

  • Apple, Amazon Pull the Plug on 'App Store' Battle Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Apple and Amazon.com have ended their lawsuit over who has the right to use the "app store" name, clearing the way for both companies to use it.

  • The Myth of the Overpaid American CEO Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    John Watson, chairman and CEO of oil giant Chevron

    Despite what you might have heard, American CEOs aren't really paid that much more than their foreign counterparts. And when they are, it's for very good reasons.

  • Texas falls to No. 2 among Top Business States Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Texas, which has never finished below No. 2 in CNBC's Top States for Business, drops from first to second in 2013.

  • How the mortgage interest deduction could change Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Congressional action on the U.S. tax code could dramatically alter one of its sacred cows: the mortgage interest deduction. And the change could come in 2013.

  • North Dakota moves up to No. 3 State for Business Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    Fargo, North Dakota

    North Dakota moves up from fifth place to third place in the Top States for Business 2013, as shale oil continues its creation of a new economic powerhouse.

  • Former Fed Governor: Velocity of Money Meaningless Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Gov. Larry Meyer told CNBC that the velocity of money shouldn't concern markets, calling the metric almost useless in guiding central bank policy.

  • Car Thieves Have a New Favorite Target Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 12:32 PM ET
    Ford F-250 Super Duty

    The Ford pickup has replaced the Cadillac Escalade as the preferred target of car thieves, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

  • We’re not done buying, Blackstone says Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    A low supply of new homes and better fundamentals make the sector a good investment, Jonathan Gray, Blackstone's global head of real estate, told CNBC.

  • Nebraska rises to no. 4 Top State for Business Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Omaha, Neb.

    Nebraska cracks the top five in CNBC's Top States for Business for the first time, landing at No. 4 in 2013, thanks to a high score for business friendliness.

  • The No. 5 Top State for Business Is...It's a Tie! Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Richmond. Va.

    Virginia and Utah finish in a tie at No. 5 in CNBC's Top States for Business 2013. The first top-five tie in Top State history is a bit of comedown for three time champ Virginia.

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