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  • Border wars & tax breaks

    CNBC's Scott Cohn counts down to the 10th annual "America's Top States For Business Rankings."

  • Top states and border wars

    CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a look at some of the issues shaping the competitive landscape as states competed for "Top State" honors.

  • The Lewis and Clark statue at Kaw Point, where the Kansas and Missouri rivers merge.

    The battle between Kansas and Missouri to attract companies highlights the folly of state incentives. It's been an endless, unwinnable war.

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • NEW YORK/ BENGALURU, June 20- Oil and gas producer Marathon Oil Corp's plans to buy a small Oklahoma producer is the latest signal U.S. shale companies are pouncing on properties in the state's high margin STACK basin as the price of oil rebounds. Marathon Oil said Monday it would purchase PayRock Energy Holdings LLC for $888 million from venture capital firm...

  • *Shares up 3.3 pct at $13.58 premarket. June 20- Oil and natgas producer Marathon Oil Corp said it agreed to buy PayRock Energy Holdings LLC for $888 million from venture capital firm EnCap Investments, boosting its presence in the Oklahoma basin. Last week, U.S. shale oil producer Devon Energy Corp said it would sell its Texas acreage to Pioneer Natural Resources...

  • June 20- Oil and natgas producer Marathon Oil Corp said it agreed to buy PayRock Energy Holdings LLC for $888 million from venture capital firm EnCap Investments, boosting its presence in the Oklahoma basin. PayRock, an Oklahoma and Kansas- focused portfolio company of EnCap Investments, has current production of about 9,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per...

  • June 20- Oil and natgas producer Marathon Oil Corp said on Monday it agreed to buy PayRock Energy Holdings LLC for $888 million from venture capital firm EnCap Investments. PayRock has current production of about 9,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day in Oklahoma. A portfolio company of EnCap Investments, PayRock focuses on Oklahoma and Kansas.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Domestic supplies of corn and soybeans will be tighter than expected in the United States as problems with crops in Brazil and Argentina have raised demand for U.S. supplies from overseas buyers, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday. Corn and soybean futures surged shortly after the report was released, with the most-active soy...

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Domestic supplies of corn and soybeans will be tighter than expected in the United States as problems with crops in Brazil and Argentina have raised demand for U.S. supplies from overseas buyers, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday. Concerns about the crops in South America have pushed corn and soybean futures up sharply during...

  • *USDA monthly update scheduled to be issued at 1600 GMT. LONDON, June 10- U.S. soybeans were on track on Friday for a ninth consecutive weeks of gains, the longest bull run in 43 years, as Chinese demand helped to tighten supplies and concerns began to emerge about U.S. production prospects. Most-active July soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade was up 0.4 percent at...

  • SINGAPORE, June 10- U.S. soybeans were on track on Friday for a ninth consecutive weeks of gains, the longest bull run in 43 years, on the back of shrinking South American supplies and doubts over U.S. production prospects. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract has gained more than 28 percent in nine weeks as unseasonal rains caused widespread damage...

  • SINGAPORE, June 10- U.S. soybeans edged lower on Friday after climbing to a two-year high this week, but were still set for their ninth week of gains, underpinned by shrinking South American supply and doubts over U.S. production prospects. *The corn market is up 1.4 percent this week, its fifth week of gains, driven by lower supplies in the world's second largest...

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- Twenty-one U.S. states led by Texas and Arkansas on Thursday announced a lawsuit against Delaware, accusing it of violating federal law by snatching up to $400 million in unclaimed checks that should have gone to other states. "Delaware has our money," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a news conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • CHICAGO, June 9- U.S. wheat and corn fell about 1 percent on Thursday as traders locked in profit after the previous session's multimonth highs and ahead of a U.S. Department of Agriculture supply and demand report due on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters expect USDA on Friday to boost its forecast for U.S. winter wheat production amid good yield results in...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc named Chief Operating Officer Tom Gentile to succeed Chief Executive Larry Lawson on Wednesday, a long-expected move- but the company's shares fell 3.5 percent. The Wichita, Kansas- based company is a major supplier to Boeing Co, Airbus SA, Bombardier Inc and other plane and helicopter makers.

  • June 1- The Department of Justice said on Wednesday that a U.S. district court and Native American Enterprises LLC have resolved a litigation following which the Kansas- based company will stop manufacture or distribution of food and other meat products. The DOJ filed a complaint in U.S. district court in Kansas on March 21 at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug...

  • Great Plains Energy to acquire Westar for $8.6B

    Missouri-based Great Plains Energy agrees to buy Kansas' Westar Energy for about $8.6-billion.

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Sprint Corp's bid to avoid a lawsuit filed by New York state that seeks $300 million and claims the company deliberately did not bill customers for taxes on its wireless services over seven years. The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in a 2012 lawsuit based on...