With many cities now preoccupied with other crushing costs — pension obligations, retiree health care, accumulated unpaid bills — a sudden call to honor a long-forgotten bond guarantee can be a bolt from the blue, precipitating a crisis. The New York Times reports.
As the world gets more crowded and landfills fill up more of the land, people are looking for ways to build homes using fewer raw materials and more repurposed old materials.
CNBC's Brian Shactman explains how technology businesses are helping Detroit's economy.
U.S. exports are almost certain to hit a record high in 2012, remaining one of the anchors of the nation’s economic recovery. See the list of busiest land, water, and air trade hubs.
TripAdvisor looked at the busiest U.S. airports and user-generated reviews to see which ones were rated the best by the general flying public.
CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.
This collection features the habitations of performers from rock to pop and beyond. We’ve got two glamorous homes associated with 'American Idol,' and two not-to-be-believed properties in New York.
If you’re a professional athlete, injuries are almost guaranteed. However, sometimes the off-field injuries are so bizarre they become noteworthy.
There's a new zombie in town — sun-eye zombies, and they're a brain-eating byproduct of solar flares. Would you know how to survive them? That's the question you'll be asked in "Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse," an online college course that uses a zombie apocalypse to examine human behavior amid catastrophe.
The real estate website Trulia recently released its Winter 2012 Metro Movers report. What follows are 10 desirable neighborhoods that tend to fly under the radar in their major American cities.
It's all economy all the time for Mitt Romney, who's back to campaign basics as he tries to fend off Rick Santorum in Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday.
To get an indication of how stretched renters are in each market, the data team at John Burns Real Estate Consulting looked at the rent-to-income ratios in 40 major U.S. cities.
A Democratic leader in Romney's native Michigan says the GOP candidate "stabbed us in the back" for opposing the auto industry rescue package.
The latest polls show Rick Santorum gaining ground on GOP front-runner, Mitt Romney. Discussing whether Romney's strategy of playing up his Michigan roots will work, with Howard Dean, fmr. DNC chairman, and Robert Costa, National Review.
CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!
Republicans who swept into power in state capitols this year with promises to cut spending and bolster the business climate now are beginning to usher in a new era of labor relations.