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Top News & Analysis North Carolina

  • 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?

  • Bitcoin, NC's voter ID law & BP lawsuit

    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 Gov. Chris Christie

    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.

  • Chicago, Illinois

    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.

  • A worker makes denim jeans in Michigan.

    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.

  • Traffic in Hawaii.

    Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.

  • An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 2013

    More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.

  • 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.