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At the stroke of midnight, hundreds of new laws go into effect around the country. Here's a sampling. NBC News reports.
As many as 11 other states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014. USA Today reports.
Oregon has received just 219 paper applications for Obamacare insurance, and the state's online health care exchange still isn't working.
Need a hug? Call Samantha Hess, professional cuddler and founder of CuddleUpToMe.com. She also offers spooning and snuggling.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.
Federal and state funding cutbacks are challenging Main Street. The future of America is at stake since cities contribute more than 90 percent to GDP.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
Boeing Co. machinists soundly rejected a new labor contract on Wednesday that would have let them build the company's newest jetliner in Washington.
Thousands of Americans who have agreed to live on poverty-level stipends to serve the nation's poorest are making an even bigger sacrifice.
Driving a car across the U.S. without a gallon of gas—that’s a 21st century transcontinental railroad, and Tesla's challenge.
CNBC's Jane Wells offers a look inside Eugene, Oregon's brand new state of the art football facility at the University of Oregon.
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.