The key to a strong workforce is solid education. CNBC grades the states on more than a dozen education metrics, from K-12 through college.
Record temperatures, drought, rain and La Nina: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has been issuing outlooks for what lies ahead this summer.
Shelby Holliday, Wall Street Journal, and Politico's Susan Glasser, crunch the latest poll numbers. At this point the economy is THE issue people will vote on in November, says Holliday.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on what to expect as voters head to the polls in Tuesday's primaries.
Warren Buffett continues to raise his public profile with an upcoming appearance on the new season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice."
Here are the states that get the highest marks for access to capital, skilled labor and the best incentives for businesses of all sizes.
You'd be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.
The Cornhusker State is friendly to businesses and residents alike, and inexpensive, too. But innovation can be in short supply.
Despite contending with drought, bird flu and flooding in the last year, agribusiness giant Cargill is seen weathering the storm.
As avian flu ravages the Midwest, more than 8 percent of the 300 million-plus U.S. layer hen population has disappeared in a month.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts declared a state of emergency on Thursday over the rapidly spreading avian flu.
A lucky Berkshire Hathaway shareholder can spend a free weekend in Warren Buffett's childhood home, thanks to an Airbnb contest.
The FBI said it had placed a $3 million reward on Evgeniy Bogache, who is wanted for alleged involvement in cyber crimes.
The US Senate has passed the final Keystone bill which now faces veto by President Obama.
After a cold spell, much of the United States can expect warm weather in the days ahead, NBC News reports.
In a closely watched case, Nebraska's top court tossed a suit challenging a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Nebraska Supreme Court overturned a ruling that blocked the Keystone Pipeline. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the impact of the ruling.
Attorneys general in neighboring states filed a Supreme Court lawsuit attempting to overturn parts of Colorado's historic marijuana law.
The tech giant has broken down some of the top searched gifts, and it looks as if Apple's iPads and Microsoft's Xbox will be big hits this year.
Voters in five states approved ballot measures calling for raises in their states' minimum wages, adding to the federal debate.