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  • Virginia: America's 400-year-old business venture Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: We want the state government to help the private sector where it can, and to get out of the way where it cannot.

  • Foreclosures fall even as judges ramp up Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    U.S. foreclosure activity in June fell to the lowest level since December of 2006, but certain states are seeing a rise in activity.

  • Who Just Unseated HP as the World's Biggest PC Maker? Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:55 PM ET

    China's Lenovo overtook U.S. tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) to become the No. 1 personal computer (PC) maker in the world, according to two technology research firms Gartner and IDC.

  • Sharp jump in US gasoline prices seen within days Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:38 PM ET

    Gasoline is expected to jump 10 to 20 cents per gallon in the next several days, as rising oil prices and peak driving season create a perfect storm for higher prices.

  • Bernanke says economy still needs Fed stimulus Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:26 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US economy continues to need highly accommodative monetary policy. Stock futures rose after the comments.

  • Wal-Mart: We'll pull out of DC if wage bill passes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    Wal-Mart has threatened that it won't open three new stores in Washington, D.C. if a bill that would raise the minimum wage is passed.

  • Yum Earnings Slide as China Sales Take a Hit Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:16 PM ET
    The KFC logo is displayed outside on a KFC restaurant, a unit of Yum! Brands Inc., in Houston, Texas.

    Yum reported a 16% drop in earnings as sales in China fell sharply.

  • Fed Officials Worried About Easing Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Fed officials expressed concern about how well the central bank was conveying its intentions to a jittery investing public.

  • Fannie, Freddie investors buying 'Lotto ticket' Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Regular investors are rolling the dice on the common stock of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a big way, making a risky bet.

  • Feds: Forget about cheating on Obamacare Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    The Obama administration has come under fire for delaying some steps to verify the income of Americans seeking government subsidies for health insurance. But that doesn't mean there's no income verification.

  • 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.

  • Overall Rankings 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    Where did your state rank last year? How will it stack up in 2014? America's Top States for Business is coming this June.

  • 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?

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