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Top News & Analysis Maine

  • U.S. Capitol building Washington

    The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban discrimination against gay workers but the measure faces a struggle in the House of Representatives.

  • The suspected Google barge docked in San Francisco Bay.

    Google is exploring using two large barges on the East and West coasts as interactive learning centers where people can explore about technology.

  • Maine Governor declares civil emergency

    Maine was ranked as the 5th most state to be impacted by the government shutdown by WalletHub. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Gov. Paul LePage declared a civil emergency to minimize the financial impact from the government shutdown.

  • There were fewer U.S. foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell, according to CoreLogic data.

  • Due to a combo of taxes on ordinary income, pensions, real estate, inherited property and estates, these 10 states can best be described as hostile territory for seniors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Fewer foreclosures were completed in May compared to a year ago, while the number of houses in the foreclosure process also declined as the market continued to heal, according to a new study.

  • A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing in Owensboro, Kentucky.

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

  • 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.

  • Months before Americans buy coverage under Obamacare, it's becoming clear that choices for millions of people will vary depending on where they live. The NYT reports.

  • 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.

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

  • Oil Tanker Drifts Into Bridge

    A large oil tanker broke loose from a pier and struck the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in New Hampshire, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Auto insurance rates vary according to how many drivers are on the road, how safe they are, even who decides lawsuits.

  • A man clears snow in front of a church in Boston, Mass.

    The storm that blanketed the Midwest earlier this week, dumping more than a foot of snow in Kansas and forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled, is now headed for New England. For Boston, it's the third straight weekend of major snow.