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The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer as the jump in output from shale plays has led to the second biggest oil boom in history.
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.
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 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?
North Dakota moves up from fifth place to third place in the Top States for Business 2013, as shale oil continues its creation of a new economic powerhouse.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the economy of North Dakota has boosted the state to third place this year. The state is still one of the worst for technology and innovation.
The reality today is that all things are not equal among states. Americans migrate toward job growth, and job growth in some states is undeniably outpacing job growth in others.
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.
Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.
Forty-nine states had real GDP growth last year, CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.
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.
U.S. energy independence is seen almost as a holy grail, and soaring shale production has heightened hopes that the country may actually get there. But not everyone's so sure.
OPEC oil exporters agreed on Friday to leave output policy unchanged on Friday as oil held around the group's preferred level of $100 a barrel.
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.
The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.
NBC News and CNBC look at the implications US energy independence would have for the economy, other types of energy, foreign policy and the environment.