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?
Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.
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.
Fred Meyer is recalling a $20 Easter toy sold in four western states because the music it plays is too loud and could possibly cause hearing damage.
The Department of Agriculture has found unapproved, genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
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.
With home listings down as the housing market heats up, some buyers are refusing to wait until the for-sale signs appear.
The New York City Council on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against out-of-work job seekers.
Taking a closer look at the real estate market in Portland, Oregon, with Brad Golik, Luxury Condo Specialist.
Relying on the wealthiest taxpayers can turn into budget turmoil when the market slides, according to analysts.
China's largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems Inc, a bankrupt maker of electric car batteries that was funded with U.S. government money, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
Nike pledges to create 500 jobs, and spend $150 million in return tax, if legislators pass a deal to preserve the company's tax status for at least 5 years, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Nike was founded at the University of Oregon, and is a core piece of the state's identity. Nike asked the state for a guarantee that their current tax status would be preserved for at least five years, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.
The Governor of Oregon is calling the State legislature into a special session today to make sure Nike stays happy. CNBC's Brian Shactman has the story on jobs.
President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.
Starbucks is serving up a new $7 coffee called, "Costa Rica Finca Palmilera". Only 48 stores in nationwide sell the exotic beans, with 46 stores located in Seattle and Portland. Coffee lovers will have to fork out $40 for a half-pound.