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  • Rick Pitino: Our government is 'totally dysfunctional' Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    Rick Pinto: Our government is 'totally dysfunctional'

    "We are a team, we come together to try to win, we are not winning for our country" says Rick Pitino, Louisville men's basketball coach, comparing our government to sports. We are like "2 different countries fighting against each other" he adds.

  • Sen. McConnell's bluegrass battle more than a 'speed bump'

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), faces a tough political fight in his home state of Kentucky against tea party challenger, Matt Bevin.

  • 'Amazon' state tax ruling may head to Supreme Court Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.

  • Rare bourbon goes missing in suspected inside job Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

    Police in Kentucky are looking into the theft of about $26,000 worth of rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from a distillery in an apparent inside job.

  • Gabelli: I’m investing in bourbon Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    Turkey barrels outside of bourbon maker Wild Turkey, which is owned by Italy's Campari.

    Warren Buffett says it's hard to find value in this market. You know where Mario Gabelli finds value? In bourbon! Here are his plays.

  • What you won’t see in a Chris Christie campaign ad Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    New Jersey’s standing in America's Top States for Business has declined since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010. It finishes 42nd this year.

  • Biggest losers in the top states rankings Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    Chicago, Illinois

    New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.

  • Is 'right to work' law a competitive advantage? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A worker makes denim jeans in Michigan.

    Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.

  • Hawaii: The Worst State for Business in America Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    Traffic in Hawaii.

    Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.

  • 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?

  • Top US states for new manufacturing jobs Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • How shale oil boom is ‘fracking’ the old order Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:12 AM ET
    An Alpha Oil & Gas crew building a 10-inch gas pipeline near Watford City, N.D.

    When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.

  • Vote Nears on Fiercely Debated US Immigration Bill Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:04 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks along a section of the recently constructed fence at the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The U.S. Senate is preparing to cast the first votes in the full Senate on a landmark bill that offers the best chance in decades to remake the nation's immigration system.

  • States bring renewed swagger to Top States 2013 Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

  • Categories and Criteria Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.

  • Kentucky Derby: Racing & Revenues Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Kentucky Derby: Racing & Revenues

    On the eve of the 139th Kentucky Derby, Brian Shactman talks to Churchill Downs' CEO Robert Evans about racing and revenues.

  • Flying Million-Dollar Racehorses to Churchill Downs Friday, 3 May 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    An airline staff member feeds a race horse at the Animal Lounge at Frankfurt's international airport.

    International travel usually ranges from $8,000 to $30,000, depending on the number of horses. Yet, some owners do whatever is wanted and needed to get the horse to the race.

  • Kentucky Derby Poised to Make History Friday, 3 May 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Kentucky Derby Poised to Make History

    A look at the early favorites to watch in the Kentucky Derby this year, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • Derby's $1,000 Mint Julep Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
    Derby's $1,000 Mint Julep

    CNBC's Brian Shactman is at the home of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, where Brown-Forman has cooked up a mint julep with a $1,000 price tag. Tim Laird, Brown-Forman's "Chief Entertaining Officer" makes one for Brian and explains what makes it so expensive.