Top News & Analysis North Dakota

  • Fargo, North Dakota

    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.

  • Best of the Best Top States: Third Place

    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.

  • Meredith Whitney

    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.

  • 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.

  • Top States: The Cost of Being Competitive

    Forty-nine states had real GDP growth last year, CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • 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.

  • Shale Rock from fracking.

    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.

  • Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.

    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.

  • For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • Homeowners who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job in keeping up with payments, a trend that has helped push the national rate of late payments on home loans to the lowest level in four years.

  • Oil companies at the heart of the US shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined in a practice causing growing concern about the waste of resources and damage to the environment.

  • Top U.S. lawmakers voiced rising fear on Sunday that the country would go over "the fiscal cliff" in nine days, and some Republicans charged that was President Barack Obama's goal.

  • KKR's Makes Residential Development Deal in ND

    Ralph Rosenberg, KKR, and Tom Rolfstad, Williston, North Dakota, head of economic development, discusses the highlights of a private equity deal to develop housing in Williston, North Dakota.

  • Shares of Marathon rose nearly 3 percent in afternoon New York Stock Exchange trading. The company reported better-than-expected oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford formation in south Texas and the Bakken shale in North Dakota, according to analysts at Houston based energy investment bank Simmons& Co..

  • HOUSTON, Nov 6- EOG Resources Inc plans to spend less on ``money-losing'' natural gas drilling next year, which will result in lower capital expenditures, the company's chief executive said Tuesday. EOG is drilling for pricier crude oil in basins including the Eagle Ford in south Texas and the Bakken in North Dakota while slowing natural gas drilling.