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  • Growth

    Starting or expanding a business? You're going to need funding. These 10 states offer the best access to capital nationwide.

  • U.S. supporters celebrate after their loss to Germany after watching the match at FIFA Fan Fest on June 26, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    In its 10th annual ranking, CNBC unveils the top 10 states for business in America in 2016. Can you guess the state that leads the league?

  • Top States North Carolina

    The Tar Heel State is controversially grinding down diversity. Businesses willing to overlook that will find plenty of workers and capital.

  • Top States for Innovation

    There are hubs of breakthrough thinking throughout the country. These states lead in R&D, patent filings and tech start-up formation.

  • *Treasury yields rise on anticipation of new Japan stimulus. NEW YORK, July 12- The benchmark U.S. The benchmark S&P 500 ended at 2,152.14, topping Monday's record close of 2,137.16, while the Dow closed at 18,347.67 to top its previous record high touched in May 2015.

  • *Rebound after Brent hits 2- month low below $46, WTI near $44. NEW YORK, July 12- Oil prices surged 5 percent on Tuesday, the biggest daily gain since April, as investors' covering of short positions and a technical rebound helped lift the market off two-month lows. "The market's gotten really short over the past two weeks with everyone focused on weaker fundamentals...

  • NEW YORK, July 12- Oil prices surged almost 5 percent on Tuesday, handing U.S. crude its largest gain since April, as investors' covering of short positions and a technical rebound helped lift the market off two-month lows. "The market's gotten really short over the past two weeks with everyone focused on weaker fundamentals and now you're seeing sudden covering,"...

  • "The market's gotten really short over the past two weeks with everyone focused on weaker fundamentals and now you're seeing sudden covering," said Scott Shelton, energy futures broker with ICAP in Durham, North Carolina. Brent crude futures were up $2.03, or 4.4 percent, at $48.28 per barrel by 12:22 p.m. EDT. My call was for WTI to test $44.35 and we had almost...

  • North Carolina ranks 5th for Top States

    CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports the Tar Heel State comes in fifth as the nation's top states for business this year.

  • The report came from a global effort called the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program, led by Mariana Castanheira of JMI Laboratories based in North Liberty, Iowa. The mcr-1 superbug has been identified over the past six months in farm animals and people in about 20 countries, including China, Germany and Italy. "You can be sure is already in the guts of people...

  • The report came from a global effort called the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program, led by Mariana Castanheira of JMI Laboratories based in North Liberty, Iowa. The mcr-1 superbug has been identified over the past six months in farm animals and people in about 20 countries, including China, Germany and Italy. "You can be sure is already in the guts of people...

  • ALBANY, N.Y., July 8- Dozens of large U.S. companies on Friday backed the Obama administration's bid to strike down a North Carolina law restricting the use of public bathrooms by transgender people, saying the law hurts their recruitment efforts and could discourage investment in the state. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in federal court in...

  • While the result was little changed from the previous survey on June 15, the question on Wall Street now was not whether the Fed could manage one or two rate hikes, but whether it could pull off even one. For those who thought the Fed would not raise rates this year, the key factor was overseas risk that could hurt the U.S. economy, namely fallout from Britain's June 23...

  • NEW YORK, July 8- Wall Street's top banks were almost evenly split over whether the Federal Reserve would raise U.S. interest rates in 2016, with a poll following Friday's strong jobs data showing a razor-thin majority expect the central bank to raise rates once by the end of the year. For those who thought the Fed would not raise rates this year, the key factor was...

  • NEW YORK, July 8- Wall Street's top banks were almost evenly split over whether the Federal Reserve would raise U.S. interest rates in 2016, with a poll following Friday's strong jobs data showing a razor-thin majority expect the central bank to raise rates once by the end of the year. For those who thought the Fed would not raise rates this year, the key factor was...

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Thursday on bets for a strong weekly decline in U.S. crude inventories, but traders cautioned of a glut in refined oil products that could weigh again on the market. The U.S. government's Energy Information Administration will issue its weekly oil supply-demand data at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The American Petroleum...

  • Hateful legislation & state competitiveness

    CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports on LGBT activists in North Carolina regarding the bathroom law, and the potential impact to the state’s business.

  • Museum manager Jeff Bell adheres informative backing to gender-neutral signs in the 21C Museum Hotel public restrooms on May 10, 2016, in Durham, North Carolina.

    Businesses are weighing their options after LGBT advocates renewed calls for boycotts in North Carolina over the 'bathroom bill.'

  • July 5- Stocks fell on Wall Street Tuesday following their best weekly performance of the year as investors faced continued uncertainty in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union and as tumbling oil prices weighed on energy shares. U.S government bond yields reached record lows as investors found refuge in the perceived safety of...

  • July 5- Wall Street stocks fell in afternoon trading on Tuesday as investors faced continued uncertainty in Europe and tumbling oil prices weighed on energy shares. The Bank of England said the outlook for Britain's financial stability after its June 23 vote to leave the European Union, dubbed Brexit, was "challenging" and said it would lower the amount of...