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  • In ranking the states, we scored all 50 on more than 40 measures of competitiveness, which were then separated into ten broad categories, such as cost of doing business, workforce and quality of life.

  • Here Comes CNBC's Top States For Business 2009 Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

    From unemployment to taxes, economic conditions will play a big role in the rankings of CNBC’s third annual America’s Top States For Business study due out Thursday, July 23.

  • Roginsky: No More Mr. Nice Guy Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 3:08 PM ET

    If human beings were purely rational actors, people would never enter into a mortgage contract they did not understand and our elected officials would be motivated entirely by policy – and not political – considerations.

  • GOP Set to Unveil Financial Reform Package Today Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    The Republican Party blueprint for reform would strip the Federal Reserve of significant powers, create a single banking regulator, establish a special bankruptcy code to handle the collapse of too-big-to-fail non-banking firms and promises "no more bailouts."

  • GOP Financial Reform Package Due Out Thursday Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 9:59 PM ET

    The Republican Party blueprint for reform would strip the Federal Reserve of significant powers, create a single banking regulator, establish a special bankruptcy code to handle the collapse of too-big-to-fail non-banking firms and promises "no more bailouts."

  • A report by the Congressional Oversight Panel says the Obama administration's program to test the financial health of the nation's biggest banks was "constructive" but also raises "serious qustions."

  • GOP Readies Offensive on Financial Reform Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 3:31 PM ET

    With the Obama administration working toward a mid-June unveiling of a sweeping package of regulatory reforms for the financial sector, Congressional Republicans are preparing their own offensive in the coming week.

  • Obama's Healthcare Plan Shot In The Arm for IT Sector Monday, 11 May 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Doctor Writing

    The federal stimulus package passed in February may help some IT companies climb the stock charts. The law provides $19 billion to replace the ubiquitous paper chart on a clipboard with electronic medical records.

  • US Economy Could Recover Much Sooner Than Expected Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    You've heard all the gloom and doom. Now here's some good news: the economic recovery could happen much sooner—and be much stronger—than anyone thought possible.

  • Stress Tests Show One Bank Would Need More Capital Saturday, 25 Apr 2009 | 6:48 PM ET

    At least one of the 19 financial institutions that received a government stress test would require additional capital, based on the initial findings, according to a source.

  • Green Funds May Take Time To Pay Off Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 3:34 PM ET
    Mutual Funds

    Investors with a short time horizon and low tolerance for risk may want to avoid the group, but the patient and the bold may well be rewarded over time.

  • US Economy Could Recover Much Sooner Than Expected Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    You've heard all the gloom and doom. Now here's some good news: the economic recovery could happen much sooner—and be much stronger—than anyone thought possible.

  • There’s little dispute that allowing  flexibility in valuing toxic assets will be good for the banking industry. The  big question is whether it's good for anyone else—including the US government.

  • Job Losses Peak, Recession Hits Bottom Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 11:54 AM ET
    Downsizing

    When it comes to job losses, March will be the cruelest month.  “It almost can’t get any worse,” says one economist.

  • When it comes to job losses, March will be the cruelest month, while April may be the beginning of the end.  “It almost can’t get any worse,” says one economist.

  • The Fed's efforts to push down mortgage rates have raised expectations about a  housing recovery, but it may take months to have any impact—and the results may not all be positive.

  • US Needs 'Resolution Authority' For Big Firms: Frank Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 8:03 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) says the drastic steps the Obama administration is taking in dealing with the nation's struggling automakers further underscores the need for the government to have so-called resolution authority to take over and unwind the businesses of big non-bank companies.

  • Mustard Seeds Market Debate Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 3:39 PM ET

    Great debate on last night's Kudlow Report with our investment all-stars. Joining me were BlackRock's Bob Doll; Strategas's Jason Trennert; and Jim LaCamp from RBC Wealth Management.

  • Obama's Toxic-Asset Plan: End-Run Around Congress? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 11:59 AM ET

    The complex plan to deal with toxic assets may have answered Wall Street’s questions about shoring up balance sheets but it's raising concerns about funding and oversight.

  • Obama on Leno: Politics Meets Hollywood Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    It says a lot about the intersection of politics and entertainment that President Barack Obama will pitch his economic recovery plan on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tonight. Obama has broken a number of barriers, and now he'll be the first sitting president to make this kind of appearance on late night TV.

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