A merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard would have benefits in their domestic market. It could also kick off more deals overseas.
The DoJ and the CFTC have both held investigations into whether BofA engaged in improper trading by doing its own futures trades ahead of executing large orders for clients.
Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC), discusses his pro-growth agenda for North Carolina and explains why we need to cut up the credit card owed to the Federal government.
Despite plans to spur manufacturing through innovation institutes, out-of-work factory workers are still stuck on the sidelines.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
Advance Auto Parts Inc will buy General Parts International Inc for just over $2 billion, creating the largest North American retailer of auto parts.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on a mansion in Asheville, North Carolina up for sale. A close look at why the home is like a "mini" Biltmore.
The housing recovery is starting to heat up so much, the "b" word—bubble—is starting to pop up in some markets. So, where are the next hot spots?
Breaking down the latest examples of the government involving itself in everything, with Bill Burton, former deputy White House press secretary, and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum. Bitcoins, North Carolina's new voter ID fight, JPMorgan's "whale" of a problem, and BP fighting the EPA.
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.
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.
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.