Top News & Analysis North Carolina

  • South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

  • Fannie Mae

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • North Carolina Bill Would Ban Tesla Sales

    Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla vice president; and Robert Glaser, North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association president, debate whether the automaker should be able to sell directly to consumers.

  • Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi

    Mark Zandi, a well-known economist, is a front-runner to lead the U.S. housing regulator and oust Edward DeMarco, who critics say hasn't done enough to aid homeowners, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America

    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan got a 73% pay increase in 2012, when the bank resolved crisis-era lawsuits and its stock was one of the sector's top performers.

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal on '08

    Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.

  • Driving Charlotte's Economy

    It's estimated that NASCAR has added more than $5 billion to Charlotte's economy. Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports president & COO, discusses where NASCAR is headed in 2013.

  • Bringing Jobs Back to the US

    Discussing business in Charlotte, the fiscal cliff and onshoring, with David Roberts, Carlisle Companies CEO.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday, the last day of trading before the U.S. election results came to a close, as investors looked forward to a resolution to the drawn-out race for the White House. ``The market just wants to wake up tomorrow and know for sure that there's a winner,'' said Linda Duessel, senior equity strategist at Federated Investors.

  • Nov 6- The government's investigation of mortgage-related practices at Wells Fargo& Co includes the making and packaging of home loans by its Wachovia unit, the bank said in a filing Tuesday.

  • *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.

  • PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 1- When the National Hurricane Center declared Sandy a ``post-tropical storm'' just before it made landfall, a lot of homeowners across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maryland may have saved a lot of money.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 1- The governors of New York, New Jersey and other states have warned insurance companies not to charge hurricane deductibles costing tens of thousands of dollars to homeowners who file claims for damage from Sandy because the massive storm was labeled a ``post-tropical storm'' by the time it hit land.

  • 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.