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Top News & Analysis Maine

  • 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.

  • A record-breaking blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least four people dead.

  • The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.

  • Consumers Seek Eternal Bargains: Tanger CEO

    Paychecks across the country have shrunk over the last week due to higher federal tax rates, and workers are already cutting back on spending, which will drag on the economy this year.

  • President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republicans to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late on Saturday.

  • *New York restoration lags, 1.2 million still without power. New York power companies, meanwhile, still seem to be lagging behind on outage restoration with 800,000 back in service, while over 1.2 million continue to wait without it.

  • LePage noted that Central Maine Power was assisted by Canadian crews in restoring electricity to 165,000 customers who lost power during Superstorm Sandy and said, "Now it's time to focus on those who need our help." Central Maine Power said Thursday that it's sending 28 two-person repair crews and bucket trucks, along with support personnel and equipment.

  • Nov 1- Nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses in 12 U.S. states remained without power on Thursday afternoon, three days after Hurricane Sandy battered the U.S. East Coast, federal data showed. That was down about 200,000 from the 4.7 million customers the U.S. Department of Energy reported as being out earlier on Thursday.

  • Nov 1- Consolidated Edison Inc said Thursday most of its customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York, will have power back by Nov. 10-11, after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast earlier in the week, causing widespread damage and flooding. The New York utility said it expected to restore power in lower and mid- Manhattan by Saturday, Nov. 3.