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  • 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.

  • Power House Minneapolis

    What does real estate look like in the twin cities region? Matt Baker, Coldwell Banker Burnet takes a look at the top listings there, including 1 house listed for $1,195,000.

  • 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.

  • Online financial start-ups offer low-cost guidance based on an investor’s age and risk tolerance.

  • TSA security checkpoint in Portland, Oregon.

    Congress got rid of a headache on Friday when it rescued the flying public from flight delays caused by its budget cutting. But in the view of many U.S. lawmakers, the pain is just about to begin.

  • Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a street to reach his cousin's home in Des Plaines, Ill., on April 19.

    Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.

  • Big Money In Minneapolis

    Some of the best financial advice from Minneapolis, with Carol Schleif, Abbot Downing, and Richard Brown, JNBA Financial Advisors.

  • Minneapolis Mayor: We Welcome Immigrants to Community

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, (D) about how the city attracts businesses such as Wells Fargo and General Mills, and ways in which the city supports immigration. "Minneapolis grows companies, and we have welcomed immigrants into our community here," he says.

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Road trip! Road trip! Some people think of the Midwest as flyover country. But Minneapolis has a little secret. Brian Sullivan tells all in this third stop on the tour.

  • A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    Median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford to buy a new car, a new study finds.

  • Is QE Infinity Already Failing?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, explains the concept of quantitative easing and the effectiveness of the Fed's policy. And R.T. Rybak, Mayor of Minneapolis, MN, discusses how sequestration will impact his city if the automatic spending cuts kick in this Friday.

  • Larry Kudlow's Five States to Watch

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow says Mitt Romney has a real shot of breaking through the "Obama Midwest Firewall."

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar edged up on Monday as investors played it safe before Americans choose their president and Greece headed into two key votes to secure further rescue funds.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar firmed on Monday as investors moved to the sidelines or favored low-risk assets before Americans choose their president, China starts a leadership transition and Greece faces a fraught vote to secure fresh rescue funds.

  • *Transocean shares rise after results. Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, sprinted through key states on the last day of the race for the White House.

  • *Transocean shares rise after results. Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, sprinted through key states on the last day of the race for the White House.

  • *Transocean shares rise after results. Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, sprinted through key states on the last day of the race for the White House.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar firmed on Monday as investors either moved to the sidelines or favored low-risk assets before Americans choose their president and while China starts a leadership transition and Greece faces a fraught vote to secure fresh rescue funds.

  • *Transocean shares rise after results. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sprinted through key states on the last day of campaigning for the White House, with investors eyeing some congressional races.